Cherry-Onion Chutney Tenderloin
Bison Tenderloin With Cherry-Onion Chutney
Tender bison accompanied by onions, pears and cherries. A perfect dish to get guests talking!
- 3 lb bison tenderloin roast
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tsp kosher salt
- 1 tsp dried thyme
- ½ tsp coarsely ground black pepper
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1½ cup chopped onion
- 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
- 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/8 tsp ground cloves
- dash cayenne pepper
- 3 cup frozen tart red pitted cherries
- 1 medium pear, cored and chopped
- Salt and black pepper
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Brush the 1 tablespoon oil over bison tenderloin roast. For rub, stir together salt, thyme, and coarsely ground black pepper in a small bowl. Sprinkle mixture evenly over bison tenderloin; rub in with your fingers.
- Place bison tenderloin on a rack set in a shallow roasting pan. Insert an oven-going meat thermometer into center of the bison tenderloin. roast, uncovered, for 1 hour 10 minutes or until meat thermometer registers 135 degrees F for medium rare. (For medium, roast for 45 to 50 minutes or until meat thermometer registers 150 degrees F.)
- Transfer bison tenderloin to a cutting board. Cover bison tenderloin with foil; let stand for 15 minutes. Temperature of the bison tenderloin after standing should be 145 degrees F to 160 degrees F.
- Slice bison tenderloin across the grain and arrange on a serving platter. Serve with Cherry-Onion Chutney.
- Heat the 1 tablespoon oil over medium-high heat in a large skillet. Cook onions in hot oil for 8 to 10 minutes or until golden brown. Remove onions from skillet; set aside. Add brown sugar, vinegar, cinnamon, cloves and cayenne pepper to skillet. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Add cherries. Simmer, uncovered, for 15 minutes. Add pears and cook for 5 more minutes or until pears are softened. Stir in cooked onion. Season to taste with salt and black pepper.