Beef Tenderloin with Red Wine Mushroom Sauce

by Kelli on December 11, 2013

Beef Tenderloin with Mushroom Red Wine Sauce

So, it turns out that committing to posting five times a week this month, might have been a little cray cray.  Sometimes I bite off a leetle more than I can chew.  I’ll rarely admit it though, and this is not me admitting it now.

It sort of feels like the wheels might come flying off at any second, but somehow, by the very skin of my teeth, I managing it.

When I think about the holiday gift guides, the cakes and cookie balls, and the ‘nog….it’s all so deliciously worth it, and I don’t think I’d change a thing.

Red Wine Mushroom Sauce

I had a hard time deciding what to share with you today.  So, I did what any indecisive person might do….I went to the internets and took a poll.  I asked my Facebook and Twitter followers if they’d prefer to a recipe for super chocolatey cookies or something delicious for dinner.  The results were pretty interesting….the majority of Twitter followers were on team chocolate cookie, while the majority of Facebookers, in greater number, were on team dinner.

Don’t worry, those chocolate cookies are coming your way next week!

In the meantime, let’s get serious about this Red Wine Mushrooms Sauce.

It might sound kinda fancy.  It might even taste a little fancy.  Here’s a great secret though…this Red Wine Mushroom Sauce takes just five ingredients and is made in three easy steps.

Red Wine Mushroom Sauce

This sauce is rich & earthy, pairs perfectly with a wide variety to meats, and with just 5 ingredients it’s quite easy to make.    If you  plan to use beef, I recommend using a lean cut of meat like a filet or tenderloin (which is what I used).  I’d steer clear of using tougher cuts, like stew meat, for this recipe since the quick cook time doesn’t allow the meat to become tender.

I actually first made this sauce to go with a fresh cut of venison.  Wow, what a great match!  Red Wine Mushroom Sauce also pairs really well with veal and pork.

Beef Tenderloin with Red Wine Mushroom Sauce

Yield: Serves 2

Ingredients

  • 1 - 1 1/2 lbs. beef tenderloin, cooked to your preference
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 2 large shallots, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic diced
  • 1/2 lb. portobello mushrooms (approx. 2 large mushroom caps)
  • 1 1/2 cups dry red wine (I used pinot noir)
  • 1 1/2 cups beef stock
  • salt
  • fresh ground pepper

Instructions

In a large saute pan, heat oil over medium heat. Add the shallots and garlic, and cook, without obtaining any color, until translucent, about 3-4 minutes.

Add the mushrooms, season with a pinch of salt and pepper, and stir to combine. Cook, until the mushrooms are soft, about 8 minutes.

Increase the heat and add the wine to the pan. Cook over high heat until the wine has reduced by 3/4. Add the beef stock, cooking until the liquid has reduced by half.

Taste and season with salt and pepper.

Top beef tenderloin with sauce and serve immediately.

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Red Wine Mushroom Sauce

Enjoy!

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{ 18 comments… read them below or add one }

anna @ annamayeveryday December 11, 2013 at 7:46 AM

How delicious, you can’t beat beef in a red wine sauce – looks fantastic!

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Kelli December 11, 2013 at 11:09 AM

Thank you, Anna!

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Liz @ The Lemon Bowl December 11, 2013 at 10:02 AM

Such a perfect and delicious meal for the winter!

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Kelli December 11, 2013 at 11:09 AM

My thoughts exactly, Liz!

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Laura (Blogging Over Thyme) December 11, 2013 at 10:18 AM

My kind of meal! I could eat this for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. And I have to say–totally impressed by your 5 post/week schedule this month! Way to go.

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Kelli December 11, 2013 at 11:11 AM

I love the way you think! And, thanks :) I’m sorta thinking it’s gonna making 3 posts a week feel like a walk in the park.

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Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountain December 11, 2013 at 1:10 PM

This is my soul food!! Pinning!

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Kelli December 11, 2013 at 5:42 PM

Thanks, friend! There’s a chance I’ll end up eating this for dinner all.winter.long.

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Natalie @ Tastes Lovely December 11, 2013 at 1:24 PM

Now this just sounds delicious. Make me this for dinner tonight? *wink* And super impressed with your posting 5 times a week! Go Kelli!

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Kelli December 11, 2013 at 5:43 PM

Oh man, if only we lived closer…I’d totally invite you over for dinner!

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Julia December 11, 2013 at 3:14 PM

Oh man, I have a difficult enough time posting 3 times a week, and 5 just seems impossible! It’s a wonderful goal to set though, although I’d have no problem with you sharing some of that energy with me ;) BEEF! It looks so good! I LOVE the red wine and mushrooms…mmmmmmm!

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Kelli December 11, 2013 at 5:44 PM

Thanks, Julia!! If there’s any leftover energy, it’s totes going your way!

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Tina Muir December 12, 2013 at 8:22 AM

Oh yum Kelli! That looks fantastic! I need some new ways to enjoy beef…..need to keep my iron levels up for my training, but often resort to the usual chicken…..or using ground beef. This is a great idea! Thanks for sharing :)

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Kelli December 13, 2013 at 12:59 PM

Thank you, Tina!

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Joanne December 12, 2013 at 9:08 AM

This is defintiely dinner party-worthy kind of food! The kind that dresses to impress!

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Kelli December 13, 2013 at 1:00 PM

This is definitely an a-game kinda dinner!

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Abby December 12, 2013 at 3:24 PM

Red wine makes everything better :) Love the sauce, I could put it on everything!

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Kelli December 13, 2013 at 1:00 PM

Love the way you think, Abby!!

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