Fantastic Beef Tenderloin with Whiskey Mushroom Sauce Recipe

Fantastic Beef Tenderloin with Whiskey Mushroom Sauce Recipe

Beef, It’s whats for dinner.  If you like meat and mushrooms, then this is the meal for you.  If you choose a lean tenderloin and cook this medium rare, your taste bids will thank you.

Hope you enjoy!

Beef Tenderloin with Whiskey Mushroom Sauce


beef tenderloin: the amount is up to you, but estimate about ½ lb (6-8 oz) per person
Colavita Classic or Fruttato Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 shallot, minced
2-3 cups sliced fresh mushrooms (shiitake, cremini, porcini)
3 tablespoons whiskey or bourbon
⅛ teaspoon ground nutmeg
¼ cup heavy cream (you can use as little as 1 tablespoon)
1 tablespoon finely minced fresh rosemary and tarragon, plus extra for sprinkling
sea salt
freshly ground black pepper


1    Rub the outside of the meat with some Colavita Olive Oil. Season with salt and pepper on all sides.
2    Heat the oven to 425°F. You will need to cook the meat for about 10 minutes per pound for medium rare. So if your tenderloin weighs 4 lbs, you will cook for 40 minutes. If you’d like a more thoroughly cooked meat, cook about 15 minutes per pound.
3    In a medium skillet, heat 1 tablespoon Colavita Olive Oil over medium heat. Add the shallot and sauté until the shallot is soft, translucent and just slightly golden. This will take about 3 minutes.
4    Turn your heat to medium-high and add the mushrooms all at once. Immediately start tossing so that the shallot/oil mixture is evenly distributed among the mushrooms.
5    Sauté the mushrooms until they are browned and softened, about 3-5 minutes depending on the thickness and size of your mushrooms.
6    Season with salt, pepper and nutmeg. Pour in the whiskey and let the mixture bubble a bit to burn off some of the alcohol.
7    Turn the heat down just a bit and add in the heavy cream. Let it bubble for another 30 seconds and then taste to adjust the salt.
8    Stir in the freshly minced herbs and pour over the roasted steak.


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