Beef Tenderloin Medallions w/ Creamy Cafe Sauce

Melanie Campbell

By
@RossCampbell

This beef tenderloin is quick and easy to prepare—but it's special enough to serve to guests.


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Serves:
4
Prep:
20 Min
Cook:
25 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

1 1/4 tsp
folgers classic roast instant coffee crystals, divided
1/2 Tbsp
balsamic vinegar
1 Tbsp
crisco pure canola oil
1 tsp
jarred roasted garlic
1/2 tsp
salt
1/4 tsp
black pepper
1 lb
beef tenderloin, cut into 8 (1/2-inch) slices
2 Tbsp
crisco baking sticks butter flavor all-vegetable shortening
1 pkg
(8 oz) sliced white or baby portobello mushrooms

CREAMY BALSAMIC COFFEE SAUCE

1/3 c
beef broth
2 Tbsp
heavy cream
1 1/2 Tbsp
balsamic vinegar
1 1/2 Tbsp
dark brown sugar
1/4 tsp
worcestershire sauce
cracked black pepper, if desired

Step-By-Step

1DISSOLVE 1 teaspoon coffee crystals in balsamic vinegar. Add oil, roasted garlic, salt and pepper. Rub over all sides of beef medallions.

2HEAT butter shortening in large skillet over medium high heat. Sear beef 3 to 4 minutes per side for medium rare or to desired doneness. Transfer to plate, cover and keep warm. Saute mushrooms in skillet until lightly browned.

3WHISK remaining 1/4 teaspoon coffee crystals and broth in small bowl until dissolved. Add heavy cream and balsamic vinegar, brown sugar and Worcestershire sauce. Pour cream mixture into skillet with mushrooms. Bring to a boil over high heat, stirring constantly, until sauce just begins to thicken. Serve steaks drizzled with sauce. Garnish with cracked black pepper, if desired.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Beef, Steaks and Chops
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: English
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtags: #meat, #coffee, #beef