Friday, January 18, 2013

Day 18: Bacon Wrapped Beef Tenderloin with Dry Cherry Sauce

This is a great recipe for the weekend.  It's not that difficult to prepare and it will make up for all those sub satisfactory meals during the week. 

4 beef tenderloins
4 strips of bacon
2 cans beef stock
1/4 cup red wine
1/4 port wine
1/2 cup dry cherries
1 shallot, finely chopped
1 T fresh thyme, chopped
1 T fresh rosemary, chopped
olive oil
3-4 T butter

1) Wrap each tenderloin with 1 strip of bacon.
2) Season the meat with thyme, rosemary and pepper.
3) In a fry pan add about 2 T olive oil and sear all sides of the tenderloins on high heat until nicely browned.
4) Transfer tenderloins to a parchment lined baking sheet and bake in the oven for 8-10 minutes at 375F.
5) In the fry pan, sautee the shallots for 1 - 2 minutes then add dry cherries, stock, wine and port and cook on high until liquid has been reduced to about 3/4 cup.  Remove from heat and stir in butter.
6) Serve on top of tenderloin steaks.

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