Peppered Beef Tenderloin with Mushroom Sauce

Drape a rich mushroom sauce over slices of perfectly seasoned beef tenderloin for a memorable holiday dinner.

  • prep time 25 min
  • total time 1 hr 30 min
  • ingredients 15
  • servings 12

Ingredients

4- to 4 1/2-lb beef tenderloin roast
2
tablespoons olive or vegetable oil
2
teaspoons coarse ground black pepper
1/4
cup butter or margarine
1
medium onion, finely chopped (1/2 cup)
1
clove garlic, finely chopped
1
package (8 oz) sliced fresh mushrooms (3 cups)
2
tablespoons dry sherry, if desired
1
tablespoon cornstarch
1/4
cup cold water
2
teaspoons chopped fresh or 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
1/8
teaspoon pepper
1
can (10 1/2 oz) condensed beef consommé
1
teaspoon Dijon mustard
1
teaspoon tomato paste (from 6-oz can)
  • 1 Heat oven to 425°F. Rub beef with oil; sprinkle with pepper. Place beef on rack in shallow roasting pan, or place diagonally in 15x10x1-inch pan. Insert ovenproof meat thermometer so tip is in center of thickest part of beef.
  • 2 Bake uncovered 30 to 45 minutes or until thermometer reads 135°F. Cover beef loosely with tent of foil and let stand 15 to 20 minutes until thermometer reads 145°F (medium-rare doneness). (Temperature will continue to rise about 10°F and beef will be easier to carve.)
  • 3 Meanwhile, in 12-inch nonstick skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Cook onion, garlic and mushrooms in butter 8 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until mushrooms are completely tender and beginning to brown. Stir in sherry. In small bowl, mix cornstarch and water; stir cornstarch mixture into mushroom mixture. Stir in thyme, pepper and beef consommé; cook and stir about 2 minutes or until slightly thickened and bubbly. Stir in mustard and tomato paste until well blended. Heat just until hot. Spoon sauce over sliced beef.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    270
    (
    Calories from Fat
    140),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    15g
    15%
    (Saturated Fat
    6g,
    6%
    Trans Fat
    1/2g
    1/2%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    85mg
    85%;
    Sodium
    240mg
    240%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    3g
    3%
    (Dietary Fiber
    0g
    0%
      Sugars
    0g
    0%
    ),
    Protein
    30g
    30%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    6%;
    Vitamin C
    0%;
    Calcium
    0%;
    Iron
    15%;
    Exchanges:
    0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 4 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    0
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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