Roast Fillet of Beef with Mushroom-Tarragon Sauce

"An elegant roast that is very simple to prepare and will !WOW! everyone."
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  • Position rack in center of oven and preheat to 400F degrees.
  • Heat oil in large skillet over high heat.
  • Pat beef dry.
  • Add to skillet and brown on all sides, turning frequently, about 7 minutes.
  • Place rack in roasting pan.
  • Transfer beef to rack.
  • Roast about 25 minutes for rare, or longer, if desired.
  • Pour oil from skillet.
  • Add butter and melt over medium-low heat.
  • Add shallots and saute 1 minute.
  • Add mushrooms, tarragon and salt.
  • Increase heat to medium, cover and cook until mushrooms release their juices, stirring once or twice, about 6 minutes.
  • Add wine and bring to boil.
  • Boil uncovered until almost no liquid remains, about 2 minutes.
  • Mix in 1 cup stock.
  • Stir cornstarch and remaining ¼ cup stock in small bowl.
  • Add cornstarch to mushroom sauce and bring to boil; stirring constantly.
  • Boil until thickened, about 1 minute.
  • Cut beef into ½ inch slices.
  • Overlap slices on plates.
  • Spoon sauce over and serve.
  • This is excellent served with Scalloped Potatoes with Cream and Broccoli with Lemon-Garlic Crumbs (in my recipes).

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  1. TinTN
    This was just fantastic. Made this for dinner this evening. There were just three of us and not a bite left. Very easy to make yet so elegant. I will definitely make this again.
  2. GinnyP
    This had a nice flavor. If you don't care for tarragon, no worries. I could hardly taste it as a flavor on it's own. I do like tarragon and will add lots more next time. Or maybe use fresh. In any case, I would not hestitate to serve this for company. It's so quick and easy. And the meat was sooo tender. Pretty on the plate, too. :)
  3. Hunkle
    What a tasty sauce this has! I will use less salt next time though. I also roasted the meat in the same cast iron skillet I browned it in. The beef was nice and juicy. I think this would work nicely with cutletts too. I'll be making this again. Thanks.
  4. PanNan
    Oh, yum> The meat was so tender, and the sauce was delicious. I just roasted it in the same cast iron skillet I browned the meat in, and then I removed the meat, and covered it with foil while I made the sauce. I used crimini mushrooms and fresh tarragon. This is a keeper!


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