French Onion Beef Tenderloin

Recipe by ratherbeswimmin
READY IN: 45mins




  • Sprinkle steaks with dried onion, ¼ teaspoon salt and pepper.
  • Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Add the steaks and decrease heat to medium.
  • Cook, turning once, until desired doneness, 3 to 6 minutes per side for med-rare.
  • Transfer the steaks to a plate; tent with foil.
  • Position a rack in upper third of oven; preheat broiler.
  • Add the remaining 1 tablespoon oil to the pan.
  • Add onions and sherry, cover and cook over med-high heat, stirring occasionally, until the onions are tender and golden brown and the liquid has evaporated, 10-12 minutes.
  • Sprinkle flour over the onions and stir to coat.
  • Add broth, thyme and the remaining ¼ teaspoon salt; cook until bubbling and thickened, about 1 minute more.
  • Remove from the heat and return the steaks and any accumulated juice to the pan.
  • Pile up some of the onions on top of the steaks.
  • Top each steak with a slice of baguette and some cheese.
  • Transfer the pan to the oven and broil until the cheese is melted and bubbling, about 2 minutes.
  • Serve the steaks with the onions and sauce.