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Beef Tenderloin with Red Wine Sauce Recipe
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Beef Tenderloin with Red Wine Sauce

3 pounds beef tenderloin
2 cups dry red wine
2 teaspoons marjoram
1 teaspoon salt
8 black peppercorns, crushed
6 whole cloves
4 cloves garlic, halved
1 3/4 cups beef broth
2 tablespoons cornstarch

Trim fat from tenderloin; fold under 3 inches of small end. Tie tenderloin with string at 2-inch intervals. Combine wine and next 6 ingredients in large zip-top heavy-duty plastic bag. Add tenderloin to bag, and seal. Marinate in refrigerator 2 hours, turning occasionally. Remove tenderloin from bag, reserving marinade. Strain marinade; discard solids, and set marinade aside. Coat a large Dutch oven with cooking spray; place over medium-high heat until hot. Add tenderloin, and cook 2 minutes on all sides or until browned.

Place tenderloin on rack coated with cooking spray; place rack in roasting pan. Insert thermometer into thickest portion of tenderloin. Bake at 400║Ffor 30 minutes or until thermometer registers 140║F (rare) to 160║F (medium). Place tenderloin on a serving platter; cover with aluminum foil. Let stand 10 minutes. Remove string before slicing. Place cornstarch in a bowl. Gradually add the 1/4 cup reserved marinade, blending with a wire whisk; set aside. Place remaining reserved marinade in Dutch oven. Bring to a boil, and cook 2 minutes. Add cornstarch mixture to pan; bring to a boil, and cook 1 minute or until slightly thickened, stirring constantly. Serve the sauce with tenderloin.

Yield: 12 servings

  

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