Country of Origin: Mauritius
The area below the backbone is home to some of the most tender and popular cuts of beef, such as the Tenderloin, Strip Steak, T-Bone and Porterhouse Steaks. Loin cuts are great prepared on the grill or under a broiler.
A long, narrow, and lean muscle located within the Loin, this is the most tender cut of beef available. The Tenderloin is the source of Tenderloin Steak or Filet Mignon, and is a component of T-Bone and Porterhouse Steaks.
Also Known As: Butt Tenderloin; Chateaubriand; Filet Mignon; Filet Mignon Roast; Full Tenderloin Roast; Medallions; Short Tenderloin; Tenderloin Tips; Tournedos.
Because of its anatomical location, the Tenderloin is the least exercised and most tender cut, thus the name “Tender” Loin.