Roast Beef Tenderloin With Port-Mushroom Sauce

Top slices of beef tenderloin with a rich sauce of cremini mushrooms and sweet red wine.  This elegant beef recipe is an ideal choice for entertaining. 

Yield: 8 servings (serving size: 2 slices beef and 1/4 cup sauce)
Recipe from Health

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 349
  • Fat: 22g
  • Saturated fat: 9g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 9g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 1g
  • Protein: 28g
  • Carbohydrate: 5g
  • Fiber: 0.0g
  • Cholesterol: 93mg
  • Iron: 4mg
  • Sodium: 250mg
  • Calcium: 25mg

Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons dried thyme
  • 6 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons salt, divided
  • 3/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 (2 1/2 pound) center-cut beef tenderloin, trimmed
  • Cooking spray
  • 4 teaspoons butter
  • 12 ounces sliced cremini mushrooms
  • 1 cup less-sodium beef broth
  • 1/2 cup port or other sweet red wine
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons water

Preparation

  1. 1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. 2. Combine thyme, garlic, 1 teaspoon salt, and pepper; coat beef tenderloin with mixture. Heat a large ovenproof skillet with cooking spray over medium-high heat. Add beef; cook 2 minutes on 1 side until browned. Turn beef over.
  3. 3. Transfer skillet to oven; bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 125°. Transfer beef to a carving board; tent with foil and let stand 10 minutes (internal temperature will rise to 130° for medium-rare).
  4. 4. Meanwhile, melt butter in same skillet over medium heat. Add mushrooms and remaining salt; cook 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Add broth and wine; simmer 8 minutes. Combine cornstarch and water; mix well. Stir into sauce; simmer 2 minutes or until slightly thick.
  5. 5. Cut beef crosswise into 16 slices; transfer to serving plates and top with mushroom sauce.
  6. Our expert's wine pick: The beef is perfect with Montevina Terra d'Oro Zinfandel ($18) from California. Its spice echoes the peppery thyme flavor. Tip: Most guests drink about 2 glasses of wine, and there are 4 glasses per bottle. So if 8 people are coming, you'll need at least 4 bottles of wine. Get a few extra, just in case. --Andrea Immer Robinson
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