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Beef Tenderloin in Creamy Porcini Sauce

Beef Tenderloin in Creamy Porcini Sauce

Cynthia Russell

"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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45 m servings 560 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 560 kcal
  • 28%
  • Fat:
  • 35.3 g
  • 54%
  • Carbs:
  • 30.7g
  • 10%
  • Protein:
  • 30 g
  • 60%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 112 mg
  • 37%
  • Sodium:
  • 245 mg
  • 10%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  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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  1. 29 Ratings

Most helpful positive review

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

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.

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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.

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 ha...

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 ...

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

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 " medal...

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

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 ...

I thought this meal was REALLY good, simple, easy to follow, and worthy of beef tenderloin. LOVE the 'shrooms! Thanks for sharing such a delicious and simple recipe!

This beef recipe is delicious. My DH and I both loved it. I had 1 pound of beef tenderloin that I cut up into medallions myself. This is a cheaper way to go. I also only had 1/2 oz of dried porc...

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