Indulge in Delicious Spanish Cuisine: Mouthwatering Beef Tenderloin Recipe!

Are you ready to tantalize your taste buds with an exquisite Spanish delicacy? In this article, I’m thrilled to share a delightful recipe that will transport you to the vibrant streets of Spain. Picture succulent beef tenderloins marinated to perfection, enveloped in layers of puff pastry and bacon, accompanied by flavorful vegetables and a savory sauce. Yes, you heard it right! Let’s dive into the magic of creating this mouthwatering dish together.


Get ready to embark on a culinary journey infused with Spanish flavors! Imagine the aroma of spices filling your kitchen as you prepare tender beef tenderloins, surrounded by a medley of fresh vegetables and a luscious sauce. In this article, we’ll unravel the secrets of crafting a delectable Spanish beef tenderloin dish that will delight your senses and impress your guests.


Before we begin, let’s gather our culinary essentials:

  • For the Spicy Marinated beef Tenderloin:
    • 1 teaspoon of salt
    • 1 teaspoon of black pepper
    • 1 teaspoon of garlic powder
    • 1 teaspoon of coriander
    • 1 teaspoon of rosemary
    • 21.2 ounces (600 g) of beef tenderloin
  • For the Doll:
    • 14 ounces (400 g) puff pastry
    • 1.8 ounces (50 g) of cheese
  • For Rubbing:
    • 1 egg yolk
    • 1 tablespoon of milk
  • To Decorate the Doll:
    • Sesame seeds (to taste)
  • For Vegetables:
    • 1 carrot
    • 2 potatoes
    • 1 zucchini
    • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • For the Sauce:
    • 1 onion
    • 1 red sweet pepper
    • 2 tomatoes
    • 1 teaspoon of sugar
    • 1 teaspoon of salt
    • Black pepper (to taste)
    • 3.5 ounces (100 ml) tomato paste/puree
    • 1.7 fluid ounces (50 ml) of water
    • 2 cloves of garlic
  • For Decorating:
    • Fresh dill (to taste)

Now that we have our ingredients ready, let’s dive into the culinary process!

Marinating the Beef Tenderloin

The key to infusing the beef tenderloin with irresistible flavors lies in the marination process.

Pro Tip: Before marinating, ensure the beef tenderloin is clean and pat-dried.

  1. Spice Up Your Tenderloin: Sprinkle a blend of salt, black pepper, garlic powder, coriander, and rosemary onto the beef tenderloin. Allow the spices to coat the meat evenly, then wrap it in foil and let it marinate for enhanced flavor.
  2. Sautéing the Aromatics: While the tenderloin marinates, heat a pan with oil. Add finely chopped onions and sauté them on low heat until they turn translucent. Incorporate crushed garlic and continue cooking for a few more minutes until aromatic.

Preparing the Doll

Now, let’s prepare the savory doll that will encase our marinated beef tenderloin.

  1. Rolling Out the Puff Pastry: Dust a clean surface with flour and roll out the puff pastry. Place bacon slices in the center of the pastry.
  2. Assembling the Doll: Position the marinated beef tenderloin on top of the bacon slices. Spread the sautéed onions and garlic over the tenderloin, followed by a generous sprinkling of grated cheese.
  3. Wrapping the Doll: Carefully wrap the doll in bacon slices, ensuring it is snugly encased. Next, wrap the entire ensemble in puff pastry, sealing the ends securely.

Wrapping and Baking

Prepare to tantalize your senses as we bake our creation to golden perfection.

  1. Preheat and Bake: Preheat your oven to 200°C. Place the wrapped doll on a tray lined with baking paper. Brush the pastry with a mixture of egg yolk and milk for a golden finish, then sprinkle sesame seeds on top.
  2. Bake to Perfection: Slide the tray into the preheated oven and bake for 40-55 minutes until the pastry is golden brown and the aroma fills your kitchen.

Sautéing the Vegetables

Enhance the meal with a colorful medley of sautéed vegetables.

  1. Sizzle and Season: Heat a pan with oil and add diced carrots, potatoes, and zucchini. Sauté them until tender, then season with salt for added flavor.
  2. Simmer to Perfection: Cover the sautéed vegetables with water and allow them to simmer until they reach the desired tenderness.

Crafting the Savory Sauce

No Spanish feast is complete without a delectable sauce to accompany the main dish.

  1. Sauté and Spice: In a separate pan, sauté finely chopped onions, sweet red pepper, and tomatoes until softened. Add ground red pepper, sugar, salt, and black pepper to taste.
  2. Simmer and Blend: Incorporate tomato paste/puree and water into the pan, allowing the flavors to meld together. Finally, add crushed garlic for an extra kick of flavor.

Serving Suggestions

Get ready to delight your guests with a feast fit for royalty!

Presentation is Key: Arrange the baked beef tenderloin on a platter, surrounded by the colorful array of sautéed vegetables. Garnish with fresh dill for a pop of color and freshness.

Serve with Love: As you present this culinary masterpiece, remember to serve it with love and passion, elevating the dining experience to new heights.


In conclusion, mastering the art of Spanish cuisine is both rewarding and fulfilling. With this tantalizing beef tenderloin recipe in your culinary arsenal, you’re sure to impress friends and family alike with your gastronomic prowess. So, don your apron, unleash your creativity, and let the flavors of Spain transport you to culinary bliss!


  1. What makes Spanish cuisine unique? Spanish cuisine is renowned for its bold flavors, diverse ingredients, and rich culinary traditions. From savory paellas to succulent tapas, each dish reflects the vibrant culture and history of Spain.
  1. Can I substitute ingredients in the recipe? While staying true to the authentic flavors is ideal, feel free to experiment with substitutes based on your preferences and dietary restrictions. For instance, you can swap beef tenderloin with chicken breast or tofu for a vegetarian option.
  2. How can I ensure my beef tenderloin is cooked perfectly? Achieving the perfect doneness is crucial for a succulent beef tenderloin. Use a meat thermometer to ensure the internal temperature reaches 145°F (63°C) for safe consumption while maintaining juiciness.
  3. What side dishes complement this beef tenderloin recipe? Alongside the sautéed vegetables, you can pair this dish with Spanish rice, roasted potatoes, or a fresh salad drizzled with vinaigrette. These sides complement the flavors of the tenderloin while adding variety to the meal.
  4. Can I prepare the components of this dish in advance? Absolutely! You can marinate the beef tenderloin, assemble the doll, and chop the vegetables ahead of time. Simply refrigerate the components separately until you’re ready to bake and serve. This allows for convenient meal preparation, especially when entertaining guests.

These FAQs address common queries and provide valuable insights to ensure your culinary endeavor is a resounding success. So, don your chef’s hat, gather your ingredients, and embark on a culinary adventure filled with Spanish flair!

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