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Cocoa-spiced beef tenderloin with pineapple salsa

cocoa-spiced beef tenderloin with pineapple salsa

Cocoa-spiced beef tenderloin with pineapple salsa

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Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Servings 4 persons
Calories 242.99 kcal


  • 1 ⁄2 Tbsp vegetable oil
  • 450 grams beef tenderloin roast

For the salsa:

  • 64 grams canned diced pineapple in fruit juice, chopped into small pieces
  • 60 grams red onion minced
  • 2 tsp fresh cilantro rinsed, dried, and chopped
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice

For the seasoning:

  • 1 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tbsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 ⁄4 tsp ground allspice
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder unsweetened
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 ⁄4 tsp salt


  • Preheat oven to 375 °F.

For the salsa:

  • Combine all ingredients and mix well.
  • Let sit for 10–15 minutes to marinate while preparing the seasoning and cooking the meat.

For the beef tenderloin seasoning:

  • combine all ingredients.
  • Lightly oil the tenderloin and spread an even layer of the dry seasoning over the entire tenderloin.

For roasting the beef tenderloin:

  • Place the seasoned beef tenderloin on a roasting or broiling pan and roast for 15–30 minutes or make sure you have a minimum internal temperature of 145 °F or 62 °C.
  • Let cool for 5 minutes before carving into slices of 1 ounce or 30 grams each.


Latin American flavors come alive in this festive beef dish with fruity salsa
Pro Tip: Delicious with a side of rice or potato salade


Calories: 242.99kcalCarbohydrates: 7.22gProtein: 31.79gFat: 10.74gSaturated Fat: 3.65gSodium: 249.4mgFiber: 2.64gSugar: 2.72g
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