Tournedos of Beef with a Cabernet Raisin Sauce

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 530.1
  • Total Fat: 23.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 172.3 mg
  • Sodium: 564.9 mg
  • Total Carbs: 15.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.8 g
  • Protein: 58.2 g

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A very simple but very elegant dish. A very simple but very elegant dish.
Number of Servings: 4


    * 8 4-oz beef tenderloin steaks
    * 2 Tbsp butter
    * salt
    * pepper
    * Cabernet Raisin Sauce (follows)

    Cabernet Raisin Sauce

    * 1/3 cup golden raisins
    * 1/2 cup Cabernet Sauvignon wine
    * 2 Tbsp butter
    * 1 tsp sugar
    * 1 Tbsp shallots, finely chopped
    * 1 sprig thyme, fresh (or 1/4 tsp dried thyme)
    * 1 cup brown sauce (gravy), fresh or canned
    * 1 tsp parsley, finely chopped


1. Prepare Cabernet Raisin Sauce
2. Melt butter in a skillet large enough to hold steaks. Season each side with a pinch of salt and pepper and saute steaks to desired degree of doneness, browning on both sides.
3. Serve 2 streaks per person on a warm dinner plate with Cabernet raisin sauce.

Cabernet Raisin Sauce:

# Two hours before making sauce, soak the raisins in the wine.
# Drain raisins and reserve the wine. Add raisins to a small sauce pan. with 1 tbsp of butter, sugar, shallots, and thyme. Saute lightly over low heat for 1 minute. Do not brown. Add wine and reduce by two thirds. Add brown sauce and bring back to a boil. Simmer 3 to 5 minutes. Reduce slightly. Remove from heat and stir in remaining butter.
# If using canned brown sauce it may be come too thick. If this happens add a tsp of water at a time to achieve consistency desired.
# Just before serving, bring back to a boil and stir in chopped parsley.

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user CMCRISWELL.

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