Roasted Beef Tenderloin with Gorgonzola Cream Sauce

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Roasted Beef Tenderloin with Gorgonzola Cream Sauce
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Prep Time 15 minutes Cook Time 45 minutes

There is nothing more heavenly than a thick drizzle of gorgonzola cream sauce over a beautiful cut of meat. Beef tenderloin is an amazingly tender and delicious choice for a small holiday feast, but the sauce works equally well over a roasted tri-tip or grilled steak, for a less expensive option. Serve with mashed potatoes or country bread to help scoop up any extra cream sauce.

What you'll need

  • Beef Tenderloin
  • 1 4-6 pound beef tenderloin roast
  • 1 stick butter, softened

  • Cream Sauce
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup crumbled soft blue cheese, like gorgonzola
  • 3 tablespoons Parmesan cheese.
  • 1 pinch salt and pepper
  • 1 pinch freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1 handful fresh chopped parsley

How to make it

  1. Preheat oven to 450° F. Spread butter liberally over the entire tenderloin, including the sides. Season tenderloin heavily with salt and pepper (about 2 teaspoons of each). Place meat, fat side up, in a shallow roasting pan.

  2. Place in the oven, reduce heat to 350° F and roast, 5-6 minutes per pound for rare (120-125°), 7-8 minutes per pound for medium (130-140°). Insert an instant read thermometer in the side of the roast to the middle to check for doneness. Do not overcook. Tenderloins should not be cooked beyond medium-rare.

  3. Remove from oven and cover with foil to rest for 15 minutes. Temperature will rise a bit when resting.

  4. While roast is baking, make cream sauce. In a large saucepan, bring cream to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for about 30 minutes, or until cream is reduced by half and has become like a thick, white sauce. Add crumbled blue cheese, Parmesan cheese, salt, pepper, nutmeg and parsley. Taste for seasoning. Serve immediately.

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