Beef Tenderloin in Creamy Porcini Sauce Recipe -
Beef Tenderloin in Creamy Porcini Sauce Recipe
  • READY IN 45 mins

Beef Tenderloin in Creamy Porcini Sauce

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"This is a very hearty dish, ideal for a winter dinner. Serve with just the potatoes, or add your favorite veggies: they will taste great with the dried mushroom sauce!"

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    30 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins

    45 mins


  1. In a small bowl, soak dried mushrooms in hot water.
  2. Heat butter and 2 tablespoons olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Stir in the onion and garlic; cook until the onion is tender and transparent. Stir in beef bouillon cube, and pour in mushrooms with water. Season with salt and pepper. Mix in cream; simmer gently for 5 minutes. Set aside.
  3. Place whole potatoes in a pan with water to cover; bring to a boil over high heat, and cook about 5 minutes. Drain water. When potatoes are cool enough to touch, cut them in half. Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a skillet over medium heat, and fry potatoes until golden. Season with salt and thyme. Set aside.
  4. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  5. Season beef medallions with salt and pepper. Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a wok or large skillet over high heat. Place medallions in hot oil, and brown on both sides. Remove from heat, and place medallions in the center of a roasting dish.
  6. Cover medallions with porcini sauce. Arrange potatoes around medallions. Cover dish with aluminum foil. Roast for 15 minutes.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Nov 18, 2006

I made this dish for Christmas Eve last year. The flavor was spectacular, but I will include some type of thickening agent next time as the sauce is on the thin side.

Most Helpful Critical Review
May 10, 2007

I guess I was expecting more from this dish. My husband and I are constantly trying to out do each other in the kitchen and this just didn't cut the 5 star quality that I was looking for.

Jun 10, 2007

An excellent dish! It proved convenient as well for dinner with friends. I made it in the morning till the point before you put it in the oven. I kept it in the fridge and then, while we were having a drink with appetizers at dinner, I put it in the oven for 20 minutes! If you like your meat well done though, you should leave it longer, maybe 30. The porcinis are delicious and the sauce didn't come out thin at all and I used light cream, not the thick kind. However, next time I think I will omit the stock cube as it takes away the totally 'home made' feel from the dish. Thanks for a great recipe!

May 03, 2006

This was good. We used an obscene amount of garlic (that's how things are done in my house) and also alot of pepper. I also went overboard with the mushrooms, which may have given it a stronger flavor than it needed. The sauce did thin out a bit once it was in the oven with the tenderloins-I'm positive it will thicken with the leftovers. My picky seven year old who doesn't even like steak devoured it- and my husband loved it.We'll be making it again.

Apr 28, 2005

It took a bite of work but it was one of the best beef dishes we have ever made.

Jan 05, 2010

After reading several expert reviews, I used 3/4 oz. dried porcini mushrooms in 2/3 cup water, thickened sauce with roux, omitted cube, vidalia onion, and a splash of cabernet. Had 1 1/2 " medallions seared in pan and finished in oven without sauce on them uncovered for 15 minutes for medium rare. Served with sauce and garlic mashed potatoes. Absolutely delicious!!!!

Nov 22, 2007

I substitued fresh chanterelle mushrooms and the flavor was incredible. Also, I used Elk tenderloin, which, in my opinion, is far superior to beef.

Mar 05, 2007

Very good. I found 15 minutes was not quite long enough in the oven and my meat was stil quite raw. I went 20 minutes but unless you like your beef still bleeding, I'd go as long as 30minutes for a rare to med-rare piece of beef, depending on how thick your medallions are (mine were about 1 1/2 inches). Thanks for sharing.


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  • Calories
  • 560 kcal
  • 28%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 30.7 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol
  • 112 mg
  • 37%
  • Fat
  • 35.3 g
  • 54%
  • Fiber
  • 4.3 g
  • 17%
  • Protein
  • 30 g
  • 60%
  • Sodium
  • 245 mg
  • 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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