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Beef Tenderloin With Beaujolais Jus

Yield 8 servings (serving size: 3 ounces beef and 3 tablespoons jus)
We recommend using a fairly good wine for the best flavor. If you have leftover beef, serve it on sandwiches with horseradish cream, which you can make by combining 3/4 cup fat-free sour cream and 3 tablespoons prepared horseradish.

Ingredients

  • 1 (2 1/4-pound) beef tenderloin
  • 5 teaspoons minced fresh thyme, divided
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
  • 1/2 cup dried porcini mushrooms (about 1/2 ounce)
  • 1 (750-milliliter) bottle Beaujolais or other light, fruity red wine
  • 1 (14 1/4-ounce) can fat-free beef broth
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • Cooking spray

Nutrition Information

  • calories 201
  • caloriesfromfat 39 %
  • fat 8.6 g
  • satfat 3.2 g
  • monofat 3.5 g
  • polyfat 0.4 g
  • protein 25.7 g
  • carbohydrate 3.7 g
  • fiber 0.3 g
  • cholesterol 71 mg
  • iron 3.6 mg
  • sodium 372 mg
  • calcium 17 mg

How to Make It

  1. Trim the fat from tenderloin. Combine 3 teaspoons thyme, salt, and pepper; rub evenly over tenderloin. Cover and chill 2 hours.

  2. Combine 2 teaspoons thyme, mushrooms, wine, broth, and garlic in a large saucepan, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer until reduced to 1 1/2 cups (about 1 hour). Combine water and cornstarch, and stir into wine mixture. Bring to a boil, and cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove wine mixture from heat; set aside, and keep warm.

  3. Preheat oven to 400°.

  4. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add tenderloin, browning on all sides, about 12 minutes. Place tenderloin on a broiler pan coated with cooking spray. Insert meat thermometer into thickest portion of tenderloin. Bake at 400° for 20 minutes or until thermometer registers 145° (medium-rare) to 160° (medium). Place tenderloin on a serving platter, and cover with foil. Let stand for 10 minutes. Serve with Beaujolais jus.