Easy, Delicious, comfort foods are the best, and our Beef Tenderloin is just that, made with homemade gravy. This easy recipe brings together a seasoned roast, seared for that perfect touch, and a flavorful gravy made from a savory roux and beef broth, with an optional dash of red wine. Elevate your dinner without the fuss—perfect for or dinner party or just as a easy dinner ideas. This is a must on your weekly menu. Completely homemade recipes made simple.
For the Tenderloin:
2 pounds beef tenderloin
Salt and black pepper to taste
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1 teaspoon dried rosemary
For the Gravy:
2 tablespoons butter
2-3 tablespoons all-purpose flour (adjust for desired thickness)
2 cups beef broth
1/2 cup red wine (optional)
Salt and black pepper to taste
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
Here are some tips to adjust the thickness of the gravy:
Increase Flour: If you want a thicker gravy, you can increase the amount of flour in the roux. Add an extra tablespoon of flour and whisk it in until well combined with the melted butter.
Reduce Liquid: If the gravy is too thin, you can reduce the amount of beef broth and wine. Add the liquid gradually and stop when you reach your desired thickness.
Simmer Longer: Let the gravy simmer on the stovetop for a longer time. This allows the flour to fully thicken the liquid. Just be sure to stir occasionally to prevent sticking.
Cornstarch Slurry: Alternatively, you can create a slurry by mixing 1-2 tablespoons of cornstarch with a small amount of cold water. Stir this mixture into the simmering gravy and let it cook for a few minutes until thickened.
🌡️ Preheat the Oven: Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C).
🥩 Season the Tenderloin: Pat the beef tenderloin dry with paper towels. Season it generously with salt and black pepper. In a small bowl, mix the minced garlic, dried thyme, and dried rosemary. Rub this mixture over the surface of the tenderloin.
🔥 Sear the Tenderloin: In an oven-safe skillet or pan, heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Sear the beef tenderloin on all sides until browned, about 2-3 minutes per side.
🍽️ Roast in the Oven: Transfer the skillet to the preheated oven and roast the tenderloin for about 20-25 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches your desired level of doneness (145°F / 63°C for medium-rare, 160°F / 71°C for medium).
⏲️ Rest the Tenderloin: Once cooked, remove the tenderloin from the oven and let it rest on a cutting board for at least 10 minutes before slicing.
🍲 Make the Gravy: In the same skillet used for searing, melt butter over medium heat. Sprinkle flour over the melted butter and whisk continuously to create a roux. Adjust the amount of flour based on desired thickness.
🍷 Add Broth and Wine: Gradually whisk in the beef broth and red wine (if using). Continue to whisk until the mixture thickens. Adjust the liquid for your preferred consistency.
🧂 Season the Gravy: Add salt, black pepper, and Worcestershire sauce to the gravy. Adjust the seasoning according to your taste.
🍽️ Slice and Serve: Slice the rested tenderloin into desired thickness and serve it with the prepared gravy.
Enjoy your delicious Tenderloin with Gravy! You can pair it with mashed potatoes, roasted vegetables, or your favorite side dishes. Adjust flour and liquid amounts for your desired gravy thickness.