Beef Tenderloin with Citrus Béarnaise

Beef Tenderloin with Citrus Béarnaise

An elegant melt-in-your-mouth tender beef entrée for special occasions. The Citrus Béarnaise also makes a classy orange sauce for steamed asparagus or broccoli spears.

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to 3 pounds beef tenderloin, trimmed
tablespoons dry white wine or white grape juice
tablespoon chopped fresh tarragon leaves or 1 teaspoon dried tarragon leaves
tablespoon tarragon vinegar
egg yolks
tablespoons orange juice
cup butter, melted
  1. Heat oven to 400ºF. Place beef, fat side up, on rack in shallow roasting pan. (For easy cleanup, line the roasting pan with aluminum foil before placing beef on rack.) Insert meat thermometer so tip is in center of thickest part of beef.
  2. Roast uncovered 30 to 40 minutes or until thermometer reads 140ºF. Beef will continue to cook after being removed from oven. Cover beef loosely with tent of aluminum foil and let stand 15 to 20 minutes or until temperature rises to 145ºF.
  3. While beef is standing, stir together wine, tarragon and vinegar in 1-quart saucepan. Heat to boiling over medium-high heat. Boil 2 to 3 minutes or until mixture is slightly reduced. Reduce heat to very low. Stir in egg yolks one at a time with wire whisk until well blended. Cook and stir with wire whisk 2 minutes or until mixture begins to thicken. Stir in orange juice and melted butter with wire whisk until smooth. Serve warm over tenderloin.
Makes 6 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Special Touch
For a finishing touch, sprinkle grated orange peel over the sauce.
Don’t sweat it if you don’t have tarragon vinegar, white wine vinegar can be used in its place.
Thrill them with your grill! Heat grill to medium heat. Cut tenderloin into 1-inch-thick slices. Place slices on grill rack. Cover and grill 2 to 3 inches from heat about 11 minutes for medium-rare or 13 minutes for medium doneness.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 340
    • (Calories from Fat 235 ),
  • Total Fat 26 g
    • (Saturated Fat 13 g,),
  • Cholesterol 210 mg;
  • Sodium 160 mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 1 g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
  • Protein 26 g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    • 1 Fat;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.