Brandied Beef Tenderloin

Brandied Beef Tenderloin

This simple version of a classic French beef recipe makes a very special dinner. Use a packaged demi-glace mix as a gourmet short-cut.

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Brandied Beef Tenderloin

Yields6 Servings
Prep Time15 minsCook Time40 minsTotal Time55 mins

 1 ½ tsp (7 mL) cracked pepper
 1 tbsp (15 mL) Dijon mustard
 1 ½ lb (750 g) Tenderloin Premium Oven Roast
 ¼ cup (50 mL) milk
 2 tbsp (30 mL) brandy
 1 package (34 g) demi-glace gravy mix (such as Knorr)

1

Mix pepper and mustard; rub all over roast. Insert oven-safe meat thermometer lengthwise into the centre of roast so that shaft is not visible. Place on rack in shallow roasting pan.

2

Cook roast, uncovered, in 350°F (180°C) oven until meat temperature reads (140°F/60°C for medium-rare or 155°F/68°C for medium) about 30-40 minutes. Cooking time is a guideline only. Roasts may be done sooner or later than estimated time. For an estimated cooking time chart, refer to the oven roasting cooking lesson.

3

Remove roast, cover with foil and let stand 10 to 15 minutes.

4

Meanwhile add ¾ cup (175 mL) water, milk, brandy and sauce mix to roasting pan. Bring to boil, whisking constantly; reduce heat and simmer 1 minute. Serve sauce over thinly sliced tenderloin.

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Ingredients

 1 ½ tsp (7 mL) cracked pepper
 1 tbsp (15 mL) Dijon mustard
 1 ½ lb (750 g) Tenderloin Premium Oven Roast
 ¼ cup (50 mL) milk
 2 tbsp (30 mL) brandy
 1 package (34 g) demi-glace gravy mix (such as Knorr)

Directions

1

Mix pepper and mustard; rub all over roast. Insert oven-safe meat thermometer lengthwise into the centre of roast so that shaft is not visible. Place on rack in shallow roasting pan.

2

Cook roast, uncovered, in 350°F (180°C) oven until meat temperature reads (140°F/60°C for medium-rare or 155°F/68°C for medium) about 30-40 minutes. Cooking time is a guideline only. Roasts may be done sooner or later than estimated time. For an estimated cooking time chart, refer to the oven roasting cooking lesson.

3

Remove roast, cover with foil and let stand 10 to 15 minutes.

4

Meanwhile add ¾ cup (175 mL) water, milk, brandy and sauce mix to roasting pan. Bring to boil, whisking constantly; reduce heat and simmer 1 minute. Serve sauce over thinly sliced tenderloin.

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Brandied Beef Tenderloin
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