Beef Tenderloin with Red Wine Sauce

Beef Tenderloin with Red Wine Sauce

Drape a 5-ingredient wine sauce over succulent slices of beef tenderloin for an easy yet impressive main dish.

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beef tenderloin roast (3 lb)
teaspoon salt
teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper
tablespoons butter or margarine
cup finely chopped shallots (3 medium)
cup dry red wine or marsala cooking wine
cup Progresso® beef flavored broth (from 32-oz carton)
teaspoon pepper
  1. Heat oven to 400°F. If necessary, trim fat from beef. Turn small end of beef under about 6 inches. Tie turned-under portion with string at about 1 1/2-inch intervals. Place in shallow roasting pan. Sprinkle with salt and cracked black pepper. Insert ovenproof meat thermometer so tip is in center of thickest part of beef.
  2. For medium-rare, roast uncovered 30 to 40 minutes or until thermometer reads 135°F. Cover loosely with foil; let stand 15 to 20 minutes until thermometer reads 145°F. (Temperature will continue to rise about 10°F, and beef will be easier to carve.) For medium, roast uncovered 40 to 50 minutes or until thermometer reads 150°F. Cover loosely with foil; let stand 15 to 20 minutes until thermometer reads 160°F.
  3. Meanwhile, in 8-inch skillet, melt 2 tablespoons of the butter over medium-high heat. Add shallots; cook about 1 minute, stirring frequently. Add wine; cook about 4 minutes until reduced slightly. Stir in broth. Heat to boiling. Reduce heat to medium-low; cook about 10 minutes longer, stirring occasionally, until reduced to about 1 cup. Beat in remaining 4 tablespoons butter, 1 tablespoon at a time, with wire whisk. Beat in 1/2 teaspoon pepper.
  4. Remove string from beef before carving. Serve sauce with beef.
Makes 8 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Add 1/4 cup ruby port to the sauce for a more intense wine flavor.
Tying the smaller end of the tenderloin under helps the meat cook evenly.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 350
    • (Calories from Fat 180),
  • Total Fat 20g
    • (Saturated Fat 10g,
    • Trans Fat 1g),
  • Cholesterol 95mg;
  • Sodium 390mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 1g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
    • Sugars 0g),
  • Protein 40g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    • 0 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 0 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 6 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 0;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.