Beef Tenderloin with Cabernet-Mushroom Sauce


For this classic roast beef recipe, cremini or white mushrooms are delicious in the sauce. But if you want to get fancy, mix in some wild mushrooms, such as oyster, maitake or porcini.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Additional Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 10 mins
12 servings


  • 1 3-pound beef tenderloin, trimmed

  • 1 ½ teaspoons kosher salt, divided

  • ¾ teaspoon ground pepper, divided

  • 3 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided

  • 1 large shallot, chopped

  • 12 ounces mixed mushrooms, sliced (6 cups)

  • ¾ cup cabernet sauvignon

  • 1 ½ cups low-sodium beef broth

  • 3 tablespoons cold butter


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Coat a large rimmed baking sheet with cooking spray.

  2. Tie kitchen string around beef in 4 places. Season with 1 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper.

  3. Heat 1 teaspoon oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the beef and cook, turning occasionally, until browned on all sides, 6 to 8 minutes. Transfer to the prepared pan.

  4. Roast the beef until an instant-read thermometer inserted in the thickest part registers 130 degrees F for medium-rare, 35 to 40 minutes. Let rest 10 minutes before slicing.

  5. Meanwhile, heat the remaining 2 teaspoons oil in the skillet over medium-high heat. Add shallot and cook for 30 seconds. Stir in mushrooms and the remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper; cook, stirring occasionally and scraping up any browned bits, until the mushrooms are lightly browned, 3 to 5 minutes. Pour in wine, bring to a boil and cook until nearly evaporated, about 3 minutes. Stir in broth, return to a boil and cook until reduced by a third, 3 to 5 minutes. Remove from heat, add butter and swirl until melted.

  6. Remove the string and slice the beef. Serve with the mushroom sauce.

    Beef Tenderloin with Cabernet-Mushroom Sauce


Equipment: Kitchen string

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

212 Calories
10g Fat
3g Carbs
24g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Serving Size 3 oz. beef & 3 Tbsp. sauce
Calories 212
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 3g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 24g 48%
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 4g 22%
Cholesterol 76mg 25%
Vitamin A 94IU 2%
Vitamin C 1mg 2%
Folate 14mcg 3%
Sodium 296mg 13%
Calcium 19mg 1%
Iron 3mg 17%
Magnesium 22mg 5%
Potassium 456mg 10%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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