By Kittencalskitchen on November 21, 2005
Photo by kzbhansen
Photo by kzbhansen
"Beef tenderloin is also called Filet Mignon or Porterhouse, this is an amazing steak recipe that can be doubled if desired. Next to grilled steak this is my favorite recipe to use for a top quality cut of beef steak, just try this, and it will become your favorite! I have also used dry sherry in place of the Madeira wine, and it worked fine, but Madeira is better."
Serving Size: 1 (424 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 4
"This was our main Christmas dish this year! Very tender and delicious!
I had to change the recipe as I prepared this in the house of my parents and not everything was available.
Instead of 1/2 cup Madeira wine I used 1/4 cup brandy and 1/4 cup of martini white (!)
And instead of 1 1/2 cups beef broth, 1/2 cup whipping cream and 1 tablespoon flour I used 2 cups of milk, 1 tablespoon of cornstarch and 1 teaspoon of broth beef broth base (powdered).
This came out perfect!
Thanks a lot posting this recipe."
"I'm not much for red meat, but this recipe is fantastic. I did not have Madeira, so I used brandy, instead. I omitted the dairy due to a lactose-intolerant family member, and the sauce was still delicious. Five stars, for sure."
"Wow!! I made the Madeira sauce for a Beef Wellington recipe I have. The Madeira sauce made the meal! I actually enjoyed the sauce more than the beef! Thanks Kittencal."
"DH and I loved this tasty dish. Wonderful flavor, and it was not difficult to prepare despite the longer list of steps. Used the madeira wine and halved all ingredients to serve 2. We will definitely make this dish again. Thanks, Kitten!"
"I made this wonderful dish for dinner tonight. I followed the recipe using dry thyme. I did use Medeira wine. It tasted like we were in a fancy, expensive steak house. Eveyone loved it. The sauce is so good. If you like Filet you will love this recipe. thanks for sharing it."
"Very tasty. I thought I had Madeira, but it was actually Marsala wine; turned out great anyway. Easy too. It's a keeper. Thanks. BTW - It didn't actually cause me any problems, but the 1/4 cup shallots mentioned in step 9 doesn't appear in the ingredients list."
"YUMMY! Even the kids loved it! Thank you! I ended up using the Sherry instead of the Madeira and it was great, cant wait to try it with the Madeira!"
"Excellent excellent meal!!! I doubled the sauce ingredients for additional gravy. I used fresh thyne and the rest followed as per your instructions. We all LOVED this!!!! Thanks for another fabulous recipe!!! Karen"
"Kittencal this was wonderful and a little unusual! I didn't use the thyme - personal preference. It was delish, oh so good. Thank you so much for posting! I am so happy - I got to be the first to review it. I love filet mignon in any way shape or form. Thanks again, Diane."