Well, it’s the Super Bowl again, and while my team is not playing, and we’re not having a party, it’s not a bad day to plan a quality meal. We had some beef tenderloin in the deep freezer, some Jones Farm bacon and thought a crock pot meal might be the way to go as an alternate to grilling in the cold and snow. (Thankfully, it’s stopped snowing.) I came across a recipe for a crock pot beef tenderloin via A Spicy Perspective:
(Check out the recipe card for the directions and ingredients.)
Recipe card: https://www.aspicyperspective.com/beef-tenderloin-recipe-balsamic-glaze/2/
While mine didn’t end up looking the same, it still smells heavenly! (Final pictures to follow once it’s done!)
I seared mine in a cast iron pan- cast iron is starting to grow on me, and it’s not hard to clean.
A pile of onions and garlic ready to go in after the crock-potting of the tenderloin:
The tenderloin getting ready to begin its slow cooking- with the bacon juices marinating from the top!
We have a rosemary plant indoors that’s liking the window well enough, so thankfully, we had fresh rosemary.
After cooking a while, I added the remaining ingredients, but realized I was almost out of balsamic vinegar… But, no worries- you can make a substitute with red wine vinegar (which, thankfully, we have- no emergency trip to the store this time!) I used the last of the balsamic I had and filled in the rest with my substitute. It smells great so far- we should be eating during the game. (Finished product photo to follow!) Eat well, my friends! (Verdict: delicious!)