Mexican Beef Tenderloin

 

Mexican Beef Tenderloin with sautéed peppers & onions. 30 minute dinner via Fit, fun & delish!P I N_______I M A G E

Hi all, did you have a nice weekend? I hope you did! I had a super busy weekend and I’m still very tired from it. Well yesterday was the busiest as I photographed my first Bat Mitzvah! I usually don’t photograph events like this (I do mostly portraits and food) but made an exception for a client. I’m so glad I did.  It was AMAZING! All I’m going to say is her parents will have a very hard time topping this one at her wedding day. I seriously wanted to be a guest and dance the night away :)

Today it was all about recovering (being on your feet, carrying heavy equipment around your shoulder, and moving up and down for 11 hours will leave you exhausted)! I don’t care how fit you are, this is hard work man!).  Anywhooo, where was I? Oh yeah, so I slept in, went to the gym, grocery store, cooked this meal for dinner, and photographed it. That’s it! It was exactly what my body and brain needed.

Now I’m ready to face a new and productive week.

Mexican Beef Tenderloin with sautéed peppers & onions. 30 minute dinner via Fit, fun & delish!P I N_______I M A G E

Do you ever cook a meal that makes your kitchen smell like heaven? When you sear meat covered in spices like this dish, that will do it.  I guarantee you will want to devour this dish as you cook it. The aroma is so intense (in a good way) and it’s packed with lots of flavor, and so delicious!

I think this is a restaurant quality meal that you can complete in 30 minutes! Seriously, it can’t get better than that.

Mexican Beef Tenderloin with sautéed peppers & onions. 30 minute dinner via Fit, fun & delish!P I N_______I M A G E

Recipe adapted from magazine Cuisine at Home 

Mexican Beef Tenderloin
Author: Fit, Fun & Delish!
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Serves: 3 to 4
Ingredients
  • 1 teaspoon each chili powder, dried oregano and ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon each kosher salt and black pepper
  • 1 pound beef tenderloin, cubed
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil, divided
  • 1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1 medium red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 4 roma tomatoes, thinly sliced
  • 3 tablespoons fresh cilantro leaves
  • Lime wedges
Instructions
  1. Combine chili powder, oregano, cumin, salt and pepper in a bowl. Add beef and toss to coat well.
  2. In a medium skillet, heat 1 tablespoon olive oil over medium high heat.
  3. Add the beef and sear 2-3 minutes. Remove beef to a plate and set aside
  4. Heat additional 1 tablespoon olive oil over medium high.
  5. Add peppers, onion, and garlic and stir for about 2 to 3 minutes until just tender.
  6. Add tomatoes and beef to skillet. Cook for 1 to 2 minutes. Stir in cilantro.
  7. Serve over cooked rice with lime wedges.

Mexican Beef Tenderloin with sautéed peppers & onions. 30 minute dinner via Fit, fun & delish!P I N_______I M A G E

 

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  • 09/08/2014 - 7:23 pm

    Thalia @ butter and brioche - Wow this mexican beef looks delicious and so beautifully captured too! Pinned!ReplyCancel

  • 09/09/2014 - 5:40 pm

    Krista @ Joyful Healthy Eats - Holy Cow Ana I just want to chow down on this right now! Looks so delicious, healthy, and completely satisfying! Gorgeous photos too!

    I bet the Bat Mitzyah photos turned out great, hope you had fun!ReplyCancel

    • 09/18/2014 - 10:28 am

      ana @ fit, fun & delish! - Hi Krista how are you? I’m so lucky to have photographed the Bat Mitzvah….such great people! Thanks so much for your comment and for stopping by!ReplyCancel

  • 09/10/2014 - 11:16 pm

    Ilse - Wow Ana, my mouth was watering just looking at the pictures and it’s very easy to make! Thanks!ReplyCancel

    • 09/18/2014 - 10:26 am

      ana @ fit, fun & delish! - Your family will love it and you’re right, so easy to make!ReplyCancel

  • 09/11/2014 - 4:33 am

    marcela - Wow! It looks insanely delicious! I love your recipe! I can’t wait to try it!ReplyCancel

    • 09/18/2014 - 10:25 am

      ana @ fit, fun & delish! - You’ll love it! Thanks Marcela :)ReplyCancel

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