Beef Tenderloin with Balsamic Cranberry Wine Sauce
- 1 Center Cut Beef Tenderloin Roast (2 pounds)
- 1 T. The Olive Tap’s Tuscan Herb Olive Oil
- Salt and Pepper (to taste)
- 3 Tbs. butter (divided)
- 1/3 C. minced shallots
- 1 garlic clove (minced)
- 1/2 C. The Olive Tap’s Aceto Balsamico di Modena, 4 Leaf Quality
- 1 C. dry red wine
- 1 C. 100% cranberry juice blend
- 3/4 C. beef broth
- 1 t. fresh thyme (chopped)
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. In a large skillet, brown beef in butter on all side over medium – high heat. Transfer beef to a greased shallow roasting pan; season with salt and pepper. Set aside skillet with drippings. Bake roast for 20- 25 minutes or until meat reaches desired doneness ( for medium- rare, a meat thermometer should read 145; medium, 160; well done 170). Meanwhile, in reserved skillet, melt 1 tablespoon butter over medium heat. Add shallots; cook and stir for 1 minute. Add garlic; cook and stir for 20 seconds.
Stir in wine; increase heat to high. Add Balsamic Vinegar, cranberry juice, broth and thyme; bring to a boil. Cook for 10-15 minutes or until slightly thickened, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat to medium; whisk in Tuscan Herb Olive Oil or Scallion Olive Oil. Strain sauce. Slice beef and serve with sauce.
An Olive Tap Recipe Adaptation by Sam, Long Grove