(in beef or pork) the tender meat of the muscle running through the sirloin and terminating before the ribs.
a cut of beef lying between the sirloin and ribs.
(initial capital letter)
(formerly) a district in New York City noted for corruption and vice: so called because police there could eat well from their bribes.
a similar district in any U.S. city.
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How to use tenderloin in a sentence
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That’s how this Pernil-Style Pork tenderloin with Mojo Potatoes and Coconut Creamed Spinach was born.
One day, while craving those flavors, I picked up a pork tenderloin.
Pat the pork tenderloin dry, then cut 5 or 6 small, shallow slits into it with the tip of a knife — this will help the meat absorb the spices — and place it in the bag with the adobo.
Line a large, rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil, place the tenderloin in the center of the baking sheet and roast for 15 minutes.
The beef tenderloin was excellent, but I was disappointed with the bass fillet.
With a few efficient gestures, Arnone extracts the tenderloin, proclaiming, “This is the work that I love.”
Heat fry pan with a dash of oil and quickly sear all sides of the tenderloin.
The tenderloin is rare when soft and spongy, and it becomes firmer as it reaches medium to well done.
When I was growing up, you were never able to get a beef tenderloin without it being wrapped in bacon.
The cook, placed upon her mettle, served a delicious repast—a luscious tenderloin broiled a point.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories | Kate Chopin
We'd both run from that spot in the tenderloin as the klaxon sounded behind us, and we'd both been picked up by the cops.Little Brother | Cory Doctorow
I'd just been slipping downhill, taking alleys when I could, merging with the tenderloin crowds.Little Brother | Cory Doctorow
Two different methods of cookery are usually applied to the tenderloin of beef.Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 3 | Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences
Whichever way it is cooked, the tenderloin always proves to be an exceptionally tender and delicious cut of beef.Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 3 | Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences
British Dictionary definitions for tenderloin
a tender cut of pork or other meat from between the sirloin and ribs
US a district of a city that is particularly noted for vice and corruption
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