Yield: 4 servings Prep time: 10 minutes, plus time to marinate meat (not including time to make seasoning or guacamole) Cook time: 15 minutes image

4 cloves garlic, minced

1 tablespoon lime juice

1 tablespoons MCT oil or avocado oil

4 teaspoons Taco Seasoning

1 pound beef or venison tenderloin

1 tablespoon lard

2 teaspoons fine sea salt


4 cups arugula

2 limes, quartered and sliced


Guacamole (here)

  1. Combine the garlic, lime juice, oil, and taco seasoning in a baking dish. Add the tenderloin and roll it in the seasoning mixture to coat. Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes or overnight.
  2. Preheat the oven to 450°F.
  3. Heat the lard in a large cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat. Season the loin on all sides with the salt, then place the loin in the hot skillet. Sear on all sides for about 2 minutes per side, or until a nice crust forms.
  4. Use an oven mitt to transfer the skillet to the hot oven. Cook the loin for 7 to 8 minutes, until medium done.
  5. Remove the loin from the oven and allow to rest on a cutting board for 10 minutes before slicing. Set the sliced tenderloin on a bed of arugula and serve with lime quarters, salsa, and guacamole. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. To reheat, place in a skillet over medium-high heat for 3 minutes or until heated through.