Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Beef Tenderloin Tips with Blue Cheese Sauce

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When friends are over for dinner, what do you serve? For me, I like to take that opportunity to prepare something a little indulgent and special. One of my favorite cuts of meat is a beef tenderloin. It's tender, succulent and extremely flavorful when prepared on the medium side. I was anxious to serve this Beef Tenderloin Tips with Blue Cheese Sauce to friends recently because not only was it good, it was simple to prepare. Beef tenderloin tips are seasoned and seared, then served with a warm, rich blue cheese sauce to kick up your meal into something special...

You'll be surprised how quickly this dish comes together. In fact, I was running behind in the kitchen as my friends showed up and I ended up preparing this after they arrived. It literally took minutes! After seasoning and browning the beef, the blue cheese sauce comes together pretty quickly. I served this alongside a colorful and fresh summer chopped salad and herb roasted corn on the cob. This has been one of my favorite meals I made recently and I'm looking forward to making it again!

Beef Tenderloin Tips with Blue Cheese Sauce
recipe adapted from America's Test Kitchen

1 1/2 pounds beef tenderloin tips, cut into 1 inch pieces
salt and pepper to taste
steak seasoning to taste (I use Urban Accents)
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 shallots, halved and sliced thin
1/2 cup low sodium chicken broth
1/2 cup heavy cream
1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese (Danish blue)
2 tablespoons minced fresh chives

Pat steak tips dry with paper towels and season with salt, pepper, steak seasoning. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in large skillet over medium high heat until just smoking. add steak tips and cook until browned all over and cooked to desired doneness. Transfer to platter and tent with foil.

Add remaining oil, shallots and a pinch of salt to the empty skillet and cook until softened. Stir in broth, cream and any accumulated beef juices and simmer, scraping up any browned bits, until slightly thickened. Off heat, whisk in blue cheese and chives. Pour sauce over beef tips and serve.

3 comments:

Inspired by eRecipeCards said...

Summertime when the cooking is easy! Terrific looking plate. Love the blue cheese sauce on this! You can invite me anytime for this dish!

Dave

glutenfreehappytummy.com said...

what a delicious looking sauce! and that salad looks fab too! thanks for sharing!

Gracey said...

This does look really good!

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