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Roast Beef Tenderloin with Cranberry-Red Wine Sauce

Roast Beef Tenderloin with Cranberry-Red Wine Sauce

Roast Beef Tenderloin with Cranberry-Red Wine Sauce


  • Delicious recipe Prep time: 20 minutes
  • Delicious recipe Cook time: 30 minutes
  • Delicious recipe Servings: 6 servings
  • Delicious recipe Specialty: GF, LC
Nutritional Information


6 servings

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 (2 lb.) center-cut beef tenderloin

salt and pepper

3 tablespoons butter

1/3 cup minced shallots

2 garlic cloves, minced

1 cup red wine

1 cup Ocean Spray® 100% Juice Cranberry Juice Blend

3/4 cup beef broth

1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme


Heat oven to 425°F. Spray small rimmed baking sheet with cooking spray. Heat oil in large wide skillet over medium-high heat until hot. Add beef and cook 4 to 6 minutes or until browned on all sides, reducing heat to medium if necessary. Place beef on baking sheet; season beef with salt and pepper. Reserve skillet.

Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until internal thermometer reaches 132 to 135 for medium-rare. Let stand loosely covered 10 minutes before slicing.

Meanwhile, add 1 tablespoon of the butter to reserved skillet and melt over medium heat. Add shallots and cook 1 minute. Add garlic and cook 20 seconds. Add wine and increase heat to high. Add cranberry juice, beef broth and thyme and boil 10 to 15 minutes or until slightly thickened (you’ll see the bottom of the pan as you stir). Reduce heat to medium and whisk in remaining 2 tablespoons butter; strain.

Makes 6 servings


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01/11/2018 at 07:33 PM

Oh my gosh this recipe is so good i would recommend it is so easy to make hubby was so happy

Don't know what went wrong

09/06/2017 at 09:11 PM

Maybe I used the wrong red wine (it was a gift - they made it homemade) or if I overcooked the sauce, but after a while the sauce separated into an oily mixture and red scummy looking stuff that turned out to be quite sticky. I ended up separating them, throwing out the red stuff and using the oily liquid as extra moisture for the meat. What went wrong?

Wow'd the Guests!

Jan from Blytheville, AR 05/21/2008 at 09:27 AM

We were having company, and I wanted to fix something extra special! This was it! If you really want to impress [say, the in-laws], this will do it.