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Beef Tenderloin with Five Onion Sauce

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Category: Meat, Holiday

 Ingredients List

  • 1 3 1/2 lb trimmed beef
  • -tenderloin
  • 1 1/2 ts Salt, divided
  • 1 ts Pepper, divided
  • 2 tb Canola oil
  • 3 tb Butter or margarine
  • 2 lg Yellow onions, sliced and
  • -separated into rings
  • 2 lg Purple onions, sliced and
  • -separated into rings
  • 2 Bunches green onions,chopped
  • 12 Shallots, chopped
  • 5 Garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 c Cognac
  • 1/2 c Beef broth


Sprinkle tenderloin with 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Secure
with string at 1 inch intervals. Brown tenderloin on all sides in hot oil
in a heavy roasting pan or ovenproof Dutch oven. Remove tenderloin,
reserving drippings in pan.

Add butter to drippings, and cook over medium-high heat until melted. Add
yellow and purple onions, and saute 5 minutes. Add green onions, shallots,
and garlic, and saute 10 minutes. Stir in cognac and broth; cook over high
heat, stirring constantly, until liquid evaporates (about 5 minutes). Place
tenderloin on top.

Bake, covered, at 400F for 45 minutes or until a meat thermometer inserted
into thickest portion registers 145F (medium-rare). Remove tenderloin from
roasting pan, reserving onion mixture in pan; cover tenderloin loosely, and
let stand at room temperature 10 minutes.

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