How much should beef tenderloin cost?

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How much should beef tenderloin cost?
Beef tenderloin is a high-quality cut of meat with little marbleing and a tender texture. (tenderloin image by sumos from Fotolia.com)

Beef tenderloin in prime cut purchased at a butcher or upscale market can cost up to £19 a pound. Prime cuts of beef have the most marbling and flavour and the tenderest texture.

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Tenderloin is Already Tender Cut

At warehouse stores, some local butchers, and sometimes local farms, shoppers can purchase beef tenderloin in a choice cut and occasionally a prime cut for £6 to £9 a pound. Many chef and home cooks find that since beef tenderloin has very little marbling and is a tender cut already, the prime cut is unnecessary.

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Only pay premium prices for tenderloin if it is important to have grass-fed beef or to purchase from a certain market. If taste and value are the main concerns, look for great-tasting beef tenderloin for £6 to £9 per pound.

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