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how much flavor degredation in a whole beef tenderloin that has been frozen for three months?

I bought it on sale in October and have been saving it, as I generally can't eat a whole tenderloin by myself fast enough before it spoils. Do you think it has lost significant texture over the course of the three months? It is still wrapped in it's original casing from the store.

I want to "wow" the family with beef wellington but I'm willing to man up and eat this tenderloin myself and purchase a new one for the family if need be.

Eating an entire beef tenderloin in a few days. I know-the sacrifices we make for family!

Steak Au Poivre-I've got the cognac, but I'm afraid to use it

Thanks so much! Glad it turned out well! I think's what I'll do as well. Did you give it significant time in the pan or did you pour it into the cream just before plating?

Steak Au Poivre-I've got the cognac, but I'm afraid to use it

Plainly, I'm way too clumsy and amateurish in the kitchen to be lighting cognac on fire without wetting myself. Does anybody have a recommendation on making steak au poivre without lighting the cognac? Can I just add it at the end immediately before pouring the sauce onto steaks, or will that kill the flavor?

Thanks!

"whole beef tenderloins" came with required ground beef-did I get ripped off?

Good point veggo. I'm mad at myself more than anything. Indeed, I bought it with my own two eyes, and even though it was deceptive, I had the opportunity to see past it, and didn't. Lesson learned, and regardless, I just got a great deal for some great tenderloin.

Now the real question-does one risk tartar with what is supposedly ground tenderloin? hehe.

"whole beef tenderloins" came with required ground beef-did I get ripped off?

Hi fourunder. To clarify a few things- First, no doubt I should have clarified with the butcher that no tenderloins were available without pre-ground beef. I also shouldn't have purchased something I was unsatisfied with-that was stupid, but I was in a bit of a panic thinking they might be gone quickly, etc. Silly mistake. Alas, I just think it's incorrect to sell "whole tenderloins" that are disassembled and ground. This is giving my butcher a lot of credit and assuming that the ground beef is indeed even tenderloin.

"whole beef tenderloins" came with required ground beef-did I get ripped off?

http://www.acmestores.com/specials-su...

That is a link to the description of the meat in their ad.

"whole beef tenderloins" came with required ground beef-did I get ripped off?

I just got back from the store and the manager denied my request for a refund or an exchange of meat. I argued for ten minutes explaining that "whole beef tenderloin" is just that-whole. He said that the end piece was cut for the "customer's convenience" and ground up-I said that's crap, nobody would want that, and it's also false advertising. Whole means whole. I'm sure they just use ground scrapings and then tell the customer that they ground up the "end pieces" for the "customer convenience."

I'm going to their corporate office, then to the better business bureau. I'm pissed. BTW, the store is Acme Fresh Market.

"whole beef tenderloins" came with required ground beef-did I get ripped off?

Yeah. I'm thinking about trying to return it with receipt, I'm kind of angry now that I've thought about it more. It says "whole beef tenderloin." Ground fat trimming of tenderloin are not whole beef tenderloin.

"whole beef tenderloins" came with required ground beef-did I get ripped off?

I woke up this morning to check the circulars and found that "choice grade whole beef tenderloin" was 6.99 a pound at my local store as advertised on their website! When I got to the store, the tenderloins were wrapped together with about a pound of ground beef per loin. I was scared to ask the butcher what was up with this at the store(silly, I know), so I bought it. When I got home I ended up calling the meat department and they said that the ground meat was indeed tenderloin. Still, I feel ripped off. The ad says "whole beef tenderloin"-ground tenderloin is not whole beef tenderloin.

Is this common or do I have a legitimate concern? Thanks in advance.