Beef Tenderloin in Mushroom Sauce Recipe
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Beef Tenderloin in Mushroom Sauce Recipe

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When our kids are visiting Grandma, I make this recipe for just my husband, Derek, and me. It's a recipe my mother-in-law has been using for more than 30 years. I especially look forward to preparing it as part of a special Valentine's Day menu.—Denise McNab, Warrington, Pennsylvania
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 2 servings


  • 1 teaspoon canola oil
  • 4 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 2 beef tenderloin steaks (8 ounces each)
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh mushrooms
  • 1 tablespoon chopped green onion
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • Dash pepper
  • 2/3 cup chicken or beef broth
  • 1/8 teaspoon browning sauce, optional


  1. In a large skillet, heat oil and 2 tablespoons of butter over medium-high heat. Cook steaks for 6-7 minutes on each side or until meat reaches desired doneness (for medium-rare, a thermometer should read 145°; medium, 160°; well-done, 170°). Remove to a serving platter; keep warm.
  2. To pan juices, add the mushrooms, onions and remaining butter; saute until vegetables are tender. Add the flour, salt and pepper; gradually stir in broth until smooth. Add browning sauce if desired. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Serve with the steaks. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Beef Tenderloin in Mushroom Sauce in Taste of Home February/March 1998, p10

Full-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied red wine such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot or Syrah.

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Reviewed Nov. 20, 2014

"Very Good sauce! I actually used cube steak because of cost - Beef tenderloin is an expensive cut of meat. The cube steak was tender and the sauce delicious."

Reviewed Oct. 18, 2014

"I liked this but would like to find a way to make it where it uses less fat."

Reviewed May. 28, 2014

"This is gourmet good, and so simple! I can't count the number of times I have prepared this."

Reviewed Mar. 28, 2013

"My 8 yr old daughter loves this receipe. It's the only way she will eat steak."

Reviewed Feb. 1, 2013

"I made this for an early Valentine's dinner for my husband of 25+ years and it was delicious! I did use part water and part red cooking wine and added extra mushrooms and green onions. This will definitely be a go-to recipe for special occasions. Will try with broth next time because I think I will like it even better!"

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