How to trim a whole beef tenderloin

You'll save money per pound and get meat for 3 meals

Make the most of the cut
Annabelle Breakey

Make the most of the cut

At upwards of $25 a pound, the 2 1/2- to 3-lb. center-cut beef tenderloin for our Gorgonzola-Stuffed Beef Tenderloin with Port Wine Sauce (pictured) or Grilled Beef Tenderloin with Fresh Herbs is one pricey roast. But you can get a price break per pound if you start with a whole tenderloin and trim it yourself down to the fancy cut. It's easy, and while you'll spend about $10 more to start with for the bigger piece of meat, you'll wind up with meat for two more meals. Here's how.


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