Roast Beef Tenderloin

29 Reviews 2 Pics
  • Prep

    15 m
  • Cook

    1 h 5 m
  • Ready In

    2 h 20 m
Chef John
Recipe by  Chef John

“One secret of this beef tenderloin is the slow oven, which allows for a gentle roasting, and produces an even, rosy hue throughout the muscle. The other trick is roasting the beef on top of the pan sauce, which not only flavors the meat, but also humidifies the oven for a moist, aromatic cooking environment.”

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Ingredients

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Original recipe yields 6 servings

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Directions

  1. Combine porcini mushrooms and water in a bowl; soak until soft, 1 hour. Drain and reserve liquid. Dice and set mushrooms and reserved liquid aside.
  2. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
  3. Season beef generously with salt and pepper. Heat vegetable oil in a large ovenproof skillet over high heat. Place beef in the skillet; cook until brown on all sides, 5 to 8 minutes per side.
  4. Reduce heat to medium and stir in 1 tablespoon butter, shallots, and a pinch of salt; cook until shallots are soft and translucent, 5 to 7 minutes.
  5. Pour tarragon vinegar into the skillet and bring to a boil while scraping any browned bits off of the bottom. Stir until liquid is reduced by half, 2 to 4 minutes.
  6. Pour in veal stock, cream, 1/2 cup reserved mushroom liquid, mushrooms, salt, and pepper; stir to combine. Return beef to the skillet.
  7. Roast in the preheated oven until meat is medium rare, about 45 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read 130 degrees F (54 degrees C). Transfer meat to a plate and loosely tent with foil. Set skillet over high heat and bring pan juices to a boil.
  8. Stir in 1 tablespoon butter and tarragon; season with salt and pepper to taste. Return tenderloin and any accumulated juices to skillet and serve.

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Reviews (29)

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bgrier85
16

bgrier85

This recipe was delicious!! The tenderloin was cooked to perfection. The sauce was pretty good but the tenderloin would have been delicious without the sauce as well.

Jan's Plan
8

Jan's Plan

A superb recipe, and my family would give it 10 stars if we could. As I didn't have some of the items I improvised :) I used a Topside Beef Roast, I couldn't find Taragon Vinegar, so used Red Wine instead. Also didn't have fresh Taragon so used approx. 3/4 tablespoon of dried Taragon. Everyone LOVED it. It was so tender and the sauce is excellent. This is a definite keeper. Thank you so much for sharing it with us.

Ashley_S
6

Ashley_S

This roast is so delicious. I followed the recipe to a T (as I always do with Chef John's recipes) and it was so simple to make. The sauce was divine and my family likes a lot of sauce so I doubled the sauce and it was PERFECT. Now I am just hoping Chef John can post another recipe where I can get rid of the rest of these porcini's :)

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Nutrition

Amount Per Serving (6 total)

  • Calories
  • 489 cal
  • 24%
  • Fat
  • 25 g
  • 39%
  • Carbs
  • 5.8 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 56.8 g
  • 114%
  • Cholesterol
  • 173 mg
  • 58%
  • Sodium
  • 342 mg
  • 14%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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