Peppered Beef Tenderloin with Mushroom Sauce

Peppered Beef Tenderloin with Mushroom Sauce

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

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4- to 4 1/2-lb beef tenderloin roast
tablespoons olive or vegetable oil
teaspoons coarse ground black pepper
cup butter or margarine
medium onion, finely chopped (1/2 cup)
clove garlic, finely chopped
package (8 oz) sliced fresh mushrooms (3 cups)
tablespoons dry sherry, if desired
tablespoon cornstarch
cup cold water
teaspoons chopped fresh or 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
teaspoon pepper
can (10 1/2 oz) condensed beef consommé
teaspoon Dijon mustard
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.
Makes 12 servings (with 1/4 cup sauce each)
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Kitchen Tips
Make the sauce up to a day ahead, then cover and refrigerate. Stir sauce; cover and microwave on High 1 minute or until hot. Stir again.
Drop leftover tomato paste by tablespoonfuls onto a cookie sheet lined with plastic wrap, then freeze. Store in a freezer bag.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 270
    • (Calories from Fat 140),
  • Total Fat 15g
    • (Saturated Fat 6g,
    • Trans Fat 1/2g),
  • Cholesterol 85mg;
  • Sodium 240mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 3g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
    • Sugars 0g),
  • Protein 30g;
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;
    • 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.