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How To Cook Beef Tenderloin at home! Looking for a special recipe to make over the holidays? Wrapped in bacon and with a Pinot Noir sauce!
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Beef Tenderloin with Pinot Noir Sauce

Beef Tenderloin with Pinot Noir Sauce, using a mushroom demi-glace
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Keyword: beef, beef tenderloin, beeftenderloin, steak
Servings: 4


  • Cast iron skillet
  • Tooth picks or butcher’s twine
  • Digital meat thermometer


For the demi-glace:

  • 1 cup beef stock
  • 1 cup mushroom broth
  • 1/4 cup sherry wine
  • 1 package Mixed wild dry mushroom medley such as porcini, shiitake, black and oyster mushrooms; soaked in water to hydrate according to package instructions and chopped

For the Beef Tenderloins:

  • 4 (6 oz) beef tenderloin filets or filet mignons
  • kosher salt
  • black pepper freshly cracked
  • 4 strips bacon
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 pound Cremini mushrooms sliced
  • 1 tbsp fresh garlic minced
  • 1 spring fresh rosemary finely chopped + more sprigs
  • 1 1/2 cups Pinot Noir
  • 3 tbsp Prepared demi-glace from above + more if needed
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter


For the demi-glace:

  • Combine the beef stock, mushroom stock and sherry in a small to medium sized pot over medium high heat. Bring up to a boil and then add the hydrated, chopped mushroom medley mix. After about 30 seconds, reduce the heat to medium-low and let simmer until the sauce has thickened and is reduced to half, for at least an hour or so.

For the steaks:

  • While the sauce is simmering, preheat your oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Pat your steaks dry with a paper towel and season both sides of each filet mignon generously with salt and pepper. Wrap a piece of bacon around the sides of each steak and secure with toothpicks or butcher's twine.
  • Using a heavy, ovenproof skillet, heat the vegetable oil over medium-high heat, for about 2 minutes. Place the steaks in the hot pan and cook until well seared on one side, for about 3 minutes. Turn the steaks over to sear the other side and immediately transfer the skillet to the oven to finish cooking for about 7 to 8 minutes or until your steaks have reached the desired internal temperature*.
  • While the filets are in the oven, using a large non-stick skillet, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. After a minute to two, add the sliced mushrooms, garlic and rosemary and cook until the mushrooms are soft, for about 5 to 6 minutes. Set aside.
  • After your steaks have reached the desired internal temperature, remove from the oven. Take the steaks out of the skillet, move to a plate and cover well in order to keep warm.
  • Return the skillet to the stove over medium-high heat. Deglaze with the Pinot Noir wine, scraping up all the browned bits. Mix in a few tablespoons of the beef demi-glace, stirring to combine. Add the steaks and mushrooms to the pan and coat in the pan sauce. Finish with a tablespoon of butter on top of the steaks (if desired). To plate: serve the steaks on a bed of the mushrooms and pour a little of the pinot noir sauce over the steaks. Serve immediately.



I used my cast iron skillet but you can also use a stainless steel oven safe skillet for this recipe. I would not recommend using a non-stick pan. NOTE: Cooking time includes time for the demi-glace, which takes the longest.