Photo: Ellen Silverman; Styling: Toni Brogan
12 servings (serving size: about 3 ounces beef and about 2 tablespoons jus)

How to Make It

Step 1

Let tenderloin stand at room temperature 1 hour.

Step 2

Preheat oven to 450°.

Step 3

Rub tenderloin with salt, pepper, 2 teaspoons oregano, and thyme. Set on a rack in a roasting pan; arrange onion and shallots in bottom of pan. Pour 1 cup broth into pan. Bake at 450° for 30 minutes or until thermometer registers 125° or until desired degree of doneness. Let stand 10 minutes before slicing.

Step 4

Place liquid from roasting pan in a large skillet over medium-high heat, scraping roasting pan to loosen browned bits. Bring to a boil; cook 5 minutes or until liquid evaporates and onions begin to brown. Stir in remaining 1 teaspoon oregano, wine, and brandy. Bring to a boil; cook 2 minutes. Stir in remaining 1 cup broth. Bring to a boil; cook 3 minutes. Serve broth mixture with beef.

Ratings & Reviews

sloghan's Review

December 25, 2012

Susie16's Review

January 03, 2012
Made this for Christmas 2011, everyone raved how tender the meat was. I purchased a whole beef tenderloin in BJ's, it is much cheaper this way but you do have to trim it. I looked it up on youtube and just followed the instructions. I had a 6 lb. roast so the cooking time was about 1 hr. Keep a watch on the temperature you don't want to overcook the meat.

DeniseandBen's Review

June 12, 2010
The meat melted in our mouths and the sauce was excellent! Undercook the meat from what you would normally do bc once you pour the sauce on it, it will cook more.