Beef Tenderloin with Roasted Shallots, Bacon and Port

Recipe by MsKittyKat
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READY IN: 1hr 40mins
SERVES: 12
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • In a 9 inch diameter pie pan, toss shallots with olive oil to coat.
  • Season with salt and pepper.
  • Roast shallots until they are deep brown and very tender, stirring occasionally, about 30 minutes.
  • Boil stock and Port in a large saucepan until reduced to 3 3/4 cups, about 30 minutes.
  • Whisk in tomato paste.
  • (Shallots and stock reduction can be made 1 day ahead. Cover separately; chill.) Pat beef dry; sprinkle with thyme, salt and pepper.
  • In a large roasting pan set over medium heat, saute bacon until golden, about 4 minutes.
  • Transfer bacon to paper towels to drain.
  • Add beef to pan; brown on all sides over medium-high heat, about 7 minutes.
  • Transfer pan to oven; roast beef until meat thermometer inserted into center registers 125 degrees for medium-rare, about 45 minutes.
  • Transfer beef to platter, tent with foil.
  • Spoon fat off top of pan drippings in roasting pan.
  • Place pan over high heat.
  • Add stock/port mixture and bring to a boil, scraping up any browned bits.
  • Transfer to a medium saucepan; bring to a simmer.
  • Mix 3 tablespoons butter and all the flour in a small bowl to form a paste; whisk into stock and simmer until sauce thickens, about 2 minutes.
  • Whisk in 3 tablespoons butter.
  • Stir in roasted shallots and reserved bacon.
  • Season sauce to taste.
  • Cut beef into 1/2 inch thick slices.
  • Spoon some sauce over.
  • Pass remaining sauce.
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