Easy Tenderloin

If you don’t know, I am an avid bow hunter. My dad owned his own plumbing and heating business so he worked ALL THE TIME… I wonder where I get it from:)  Anyway, in order to spend time with him, I started bow hunting and immediately fell in love with sitting in nature while watching the animals.

Someone said I was cruel for doing this (on Facebook, yet she had a burger restaurant on her Facebook wall) but honestly, it is the most humane way to feed my family. The animal lived a beautiful life gallivanting around in my woods with yummy acorns to eat, as well as my lovely flowers they always nibble on! PLUS, the majority of the time, I sit in a tree stand to watch the animals. It isn’t about killing, it is about celebrating nature.

There is something in nature called a Limiting Factor. This is when a herd gets so large, things such as cars hitting deer, starvation because of lack of food, harsh weather, and hunters help thin the herd. We have so many deer in our area that I am just one tiny blip in this Limiting Factor. Next time you hit a deer with your car I bet you will wish I hunted in your area.

This Easy Tenderloin recipe was made the day I went bow hunting with my son Micah. He sat so quiet and patient for weeks and one morning we woke up very early in the morning to sit in our tree stand. It was a windy day so I didn’t expect to see deer but we love to be in nature so neither of us minded. All of the sudden Micah whispered “Big Buck!” Being with him meant so much to me! It was a special moment and it felt really cool to make this tasty recipe with my son and show him where our food comes from.

 

I get so many people asking about venison or wild game recipes I thought you may enjoy this! On Thanksgiving, my dad always makes a venison tenderloin because he knows I do not like turkey. My dad is such a sweetie! However, if you do not have venison, you can use a beef tenderloin for this recipe.

I made this Easy Mexican Tenderloin with Maria’s Keto Kitchen Taco Seasoning. If you do not have this seasoning, you can make your own spice mix using my taco seasoning recipe. The reason I made my own seasoning line is because I know all of you are super busy and often do not have time to mix your own seasonings and neither do your keto friends! So might I suggest a gift box of Maria’s Keto Kitchen spice mixes for your friends!

Easy Mexican Tenderloin
 
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Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 1 lb. loin (beef or venison loin)
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 tablespoons MCT oil or avocado oil
  • 4 teaspoons Maria's Keto Kitchen taco seasoning (or homemade taco seasoning)
  • 1 tablespoon lard
  • 2 teaspoons fine grain sea salt
  • Garnish: salsa, Guacamole, limes and cilantro leaves
Instructions
  1. Place the loin in a baking dish, add the garlic, lime juice, oil and taco seasoning roll loin to coat. Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes or overnight.
  2. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  3. Place cast iron skillet with lard to medium high. Season the loin on all sides with salt, then add the loin to the hot skillet. Sear on all sides for about 2 minutes each or until a nice crust forms.
  4. Use a hand towel and transfer to the hot oven. Cook for 7-8 minutes. Meanwhile prepare salsa and guacamole. Remove from oven and allow to rest on a cutting board for 10 minutes before slicing.
Notes
Nutritional Information:
253 calories, 11g fat, 34g protein, 1g carbs, 0g fiber
 

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3 Comments

  • Linda says:

    Hello Maria! My hubby was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes 25 years ago. After seeing what diet the healthcare system wanted my husband to adopt, we looked into Atkins & started our journey in that direction. It has been a long road, slowly perfecting a low carb lifestyle. The best part? Finding you (keto!) and the additional help and information you have provided that has educated us greatly!
    We, too, live in a wooded area abundant with wildlife. My husband is an avid hunter and we enjoy wild meat all year long. Repulsed by suffering, his excellent marksmanship ensures an immediate end. We enjoy their beauty, then they sustain us for the coming year. We have no problem with that. It is the circle of life.

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