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
- 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
- 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.
- 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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