Crusted Tenderloin with Chipotle Onions

Ingredients Edit

Directions Edit

  1. In a blender, finely grind juniper berries, coriander, oregano, peppercorns, kosher salt, allspice, cloves, and pecans.
  2. Add the garlic and whirl to form a paste.
  3. Rub seasoning paste all over tenderloin.
  4. Set meat on a rack in a 12- by 17-inch roasting pan.
  5. Roast in a 425 degree oven for 20 minutes.
  6. Rinse canned chipotle chile, discard the seeds and veins, and mince the chile.
  7. Mix onion slices with oil and put in roasting pan.
  8. Continue to cook for 30 to 40 minutes longer.
  9. Transfer roast to a platter and let rest in a warm place 10 to 15 minutes *skim and discard any fat from drippings in roasting pan.
  10. Add minced chipotle and broth to onions in pan.
  11. Set pan over high heat and scrape browned bits free, stirring until mixture boils vigorously.
  12. Slice meat and offer chipotle-onion sauce to spoon over portions.
  13. Add salt and pepper to taste.
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