When our kids are visiting Grandma, I make this recipe for just my husband and myself. It's a recipe my mother-in-law has been using for more than 30 years. I especially look forward to preparing it as part of a special Valentine's Day menu. —Denise McNab, Warminster, Pennsylvania
Beef Tenderloin in Mushroom Sauce Recipe photo by Taste of Home
2 beef tenderloin steaks (1 inch thick and 4 ounces each)
1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
1 tablespoon chopped green onion
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1/8 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup chicken or beef broth
1/8 teaspoon browning sauce, optional
In a large skillet, heat 2 tablespoons butter and oil over medium-high heat; cook steaks to desired doneness (for medium-rare, a thermometer should read 135°; medium, 140°), 5-6 minutes per side. Remove from pan, reserving drippings; keep warm.
In same pan, heat drippings and remaining butter over medium-high heat; saute mushrooms and green onion until tender. Stir in flour, salt and pepper until blended; gradually stir in broth and, if desired, browning sauce. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly; cook and stir until thickened, 1-2 minutes. Serve with steaks.