Tenderloin Steaks with Red Wine Cranberry Sauce and Blue Cheese

Tenderloins are so tender and flavorful they should be cooked quickly and simply. Serve this sensational presentation with its extraordinary flavors for your next special occasion.



2 tablespoons butter

1/2 cup shallots, coarsely chopped

2 large cloves garlic, thinly sliced

1 1/4 cups beef broth

1 cup dry red wine


1/4 cup dried cranberries

1 teaspoon fresh rosemary, chopped


2 tablespoons butter

4 beef tenderloin steaks, about 1-inch thick

salt and pepper

4 tablespoons blue cheese, crumbled

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In a medium saucepan melt butter. Add shallots and garlic. Sauté for 2 minutes. Do not brown. Add broth, red wine, honey, cranberries and rosemary. Bring to a boil. Keep at a low boil for 18-20 minutes until sauce begins to reduce. Remove from heat.
In a large skillet melt 2 tablespoons butter over a medium-high heat. Sprinkle steaks with salt and pepper. Add to hot skillet (steaks should sear and sizzle when added to hot pan) and cook 5 minutes per side for medium-rare. Transfer steaks to a plate and keep warm.
Add prepared sauce to skillet and bring to a boil, scraping up any browned bits in pan. Spoon sauce over steaks and sprinkle each steak with a tablespoon of blue cheese.
Serves: 4