Crab Stuffed Beef Tenderloin

Get ready…. Crab Stuffed Beef Tenderloin is coming your way….

Crab Stuffed Beef Tenderloin takes a tenderloin and fills the center with buttered crab and caramelized onions, then baked to perfection with a black pepper bark. #beeftenderloinrecipe www.savoryexperiments.com


 

Crab Stuffed Beef Tenderloin takes a tenderloin and fills the center with buttered crab and caramelized onions, then baked to perfection with a black pepper bark.

I’m a girl who loves to dine out. This has also led to my new goal of making it to the gym more frequently…which I’m not doing so good at.

I also love to cook at home, obviously, one would not blog about food if they did not enjoy being in the kitchen. Generally, I’m happy in either environment as long there is food unless it is one three events: Valentine’s Day, New Year’s Eve and my birthday. On these dates I prefer to stay at home.

Crab Stuffed Beef Tenderloin- worthy of a special occasion and easy to make, pin NOW for Valentine's Day! #beeftenderloin www.savoryexperiments.com

Hubby and I put on our comfy clothes, cue up some classic rock on Pandora and sing our way around the kitchen preparing our meal, which is usually way too much food. One of the things I love about the man is that he has no concept of moderation.

This is also one of the reasons I’m in such need of the gym, apparently I lack that concept as well.

Anyhow, moral of this story is that Crab Stuffed Beef Tenderloin is a simple, yet elegant dish worthy of all three special occasions I chose to stay home. Sweet caramelized onions and buttery crab season beef tenderloin from the inside out.

Crab Stuffed Beef Tenderloin takes a tenderloin and fills the center with buttered crab and caramelized onions, then baked to perfection with a black pepper bark. #beeftenderloinrecipe www.savoryexperiments.com

Crab Stuffed Beef Tenderloin is best consumed wearing fleece pajama pants with a burgundy bowl full of something warm and dry and sides of Mascarpone Mashed Potatoes and Pepperoni Crunch Broccoli.

One crab leg is scarcely enough to serve one for dinner and will still cost you a little more than chicken, but stuff it into a roast and voila, a full fancy-pants meal!

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Crab Stuffed Beef Tenderloin takes a tenderloin and fills the center with buttered crab and caramelized onions, then baked to perfection with a black pepper bark. #beeftenderloinrecipe www.savoryexperiments.com
Crab Stuffed Beef Tenderloin takes a tenderloin and fills the center with buttered crab and caramelized onions, then baked to perfection with a black pepper bark. #beeftenderloinrecipe www.savoryexperiments.com

Crab Stuffed Beef Tenderloin

4.50 from 24 votes
Crab Stuffed Beef Tenderloin takes a tenderloin and fills the center with buttered crab and caramelized onions, then baked to perfection with a black pepper bark. 
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 4

Equipment

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Prepare caramelized onions and de-shell crab leg(s) and roughtly chop meat. Butterfly beef tenderloin, cutting directly to the middle the whole way down, but allowing at least 1 1/2 inches on the bottom (so it doesn’t split).
  • Melt butter in medium bowl along with garlic powder. Toss roughly chopped crab in melted butter.
  • Spread butterflied beef, cut side up, flat on a surface. Line center with crab mixture and then caramelized onions. Pull flaps together (it looks like it won’t fit, but it will!) and tie tightly with kitchen twine every 1 1/2 inches.
  • Rub beef tenderloin will olive oil, and then massage with fine sea salt and pepper. Allow to sit for 20 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place in oven and roast to desired temperature, 30 to 35 minutes for medium-rare, 35-40 for medium. Times will vary depending on exact thickness of your tenderloin.
  • Transfer to a cutting board. Tent and let rest for 10 minutes before carving. Remove twine and slice thickly. Enjoy your Crab Stuffed Beef Tenderloin.
  • If you’ve tried this recipe, come back and let us know how it was! 

Nutrition

Calories: 672 kcal, Carbohydrates: 2 g, Protein: 31 g, Fat: 50 g, Saturated Fat: 22 g, Cholesterol: 149 mg, Sodium: 1932 mg, Potassium: 560 mg, Sugar: 1 g, Vitamin A: 355 IU, Vitamin C: 2.1 mg, Calcium: 22 mg, Iron: 4.1 mg
Author: Jessica Formicola
Calories: 672
Course: Main Course, Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: beef tenderloin recipe
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Jessica Formicola

Jessica the mom, wife and chef behind Savory Experiments. You might see her on the Emmy- nominated TV show Plate It! or on bookshelves as a cookbook author. Jessica is a Le Cordon Bleu certified recipe developer and regularly contributed to Parade, Better Homes & Gardens, The Daily Meal and more!

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  1. This looks so good I kind of want to cry a little. I can’t tell you how much I love both of these things, it’s a surf ‘n turf dream!

  2. Oh my gosh my mouth actually watered while look at these pictures!! I’m going to save this for the chefs in my life and ask them to cook it for me 😉

  3. What a gorgeous tenderloin! I would have never thought of stuffing tenderloin with anything but this does sound good. 🙂