TEXAS TENDERLOIN TIPS IN RED WINE MUSHROOM SAUCE

TEXAS TENDERLOIN TIPS IN RED WINE MUSHROOM SAUCE

TEXAS TENDERLOIN TIPS IN RED WINE MUSHROOM SAUCE

Most chefs pride themselves on a perfectly cooked tenderloin. The meat has to be moist and flavorful, and the preparation has to go well with the rich flavors of the beef. After trying many different cooking methods, Chef Cris has hit upon several very fine recipes. In this careful strategy to cooking tenderloin to bring out its best, we cook the beef in a sauté pan (rather than grilling) and whip up a sauce that includes red wine, heavy cream, and a rich beef broth, which adds a lot of depth to the dish.

SERVES 8 TO 10
PREP TIME: 25 MINUTES
COOKING TIME: 10 TO 13 MINUTES

TEXAS TENDERLOIN TIPS IN RED WINE MUSHROOM SAUCE

½ cup (8 tablespoons) vegetable oil
1 large yellow onion, diced
4 medium carrots, peeled and cut into ½-inch pieces
1 celery rib, cut into ½-inch pieces
8 ounces white mushroom caps, cut in half
4 pounds beef tenderloin tips, cut into 1-inch chunks
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
½ cup (¼ pound) unsalted butter
½ cup all-purpose flour
1 cup dry red wine
2 cups beef broth
1 cup sour cream
½ cup heavy cream

1 Heat 5 tablespoons of the oil in a deep sauté pan over medium heat. Cook the onion for 1 minute, add the carrots and cook for 1 minute, add the celery and cook for 1 minute, and then add the mushrooms and cook for 2 minutes. Make sure all of the vegetables are tender. Transfer the vegetables to a plate.
2 Add the remaining 3 tablespoons vegetable oil to the still-hot sauté pan and add the beef (in batches, if necessary). Season with the salt and pepper. Cook, turning often, for 8 to 10 minutes for medium.
3 Stir in the butter until melted. Dust the meat with the flour, and cook until the beef is golden brown, 2 to 3 minutes.
4 Transfer the beef to a plate and tent with foil to keep warm.
5 Deglaze the pan with the red wine, stir, and cook until reduced by half.
6 Add the beef broth, sour cream, and heavy cream. Cook for 8 minutes, stirring constantly, and then reduce the heat to low and simmer for 10 minutes.
7 Serve the beef with the warm sauce.

Nolan’s Serving Tip: Serve the tenderloin tips with a generous portion of Green Bean Casserole