Brandy Sauced Tenderloin Steaks, inspired by Bob!

Susan Feliciano


I was planning to make Bob's Sweet & Sour Pork Chops for dinner, when I noticed that what I had thawed were not pork chops, but beef tenderloin steaks. I decided to give it a try anyway, then also got to noticing that I was missing a few of his ingredients.
My mushrooms were bad, so I substituted shallots. I used balsamic ketchup instead of chili sauce, sorghum instead of honey, and brandy instead of whiskey.
My daughter said, "Mom, you should write this up as a completely different recipe!"
So here it is; many thanks for the inspiration, Bob Wakeman!


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10 Min
45 Min


  • 4
    beef tenderloin steaks, about 5 oz each
  • 2 small
    shallots, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 1/4 c
    soy sauce
  • 1/4 c
    balsamic vinegar ketchup*
  • ·
    * to make the ketchup, stir 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar into 1/4 cup ketchup.
  • 1/4 tsp
    chili powder
  • 1/3 c
  • 3 Tbsp
  • 2 oz

How to Make Brandy Sauced Tenderloin Steaks, inspired by Bob!


  1. You will need a cast iron skillet that will hold the steaks.
    Preheat the oven to 350°.
  2. Melt the butter over medium heat in the skillet, and sauté the shallots until softened but not browned. Remove shallots and set aside. Remove skillet from heat.
  3. Stir together soy sauce, ketchup, chili powder, sorghum, honey, and brandy in a small mixing bowl. Stir in shallots.
  4. Place steaks in the iron skillet and pour sauce over all. Put skillet in preheated oven, and bake for 40-45 minutes for medium-to-medium-well steaks. Test for doneness with an instant-read meat thermometer if desired, but this really should be long enough to cook them through.
  5. If you are interested in seeing Bob's recipe, here is the link:
    Bob's Sweet & Sour Pork Chops.

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About Brandy Sauced Tenderloin Steaks, inspired by Bob!

Course/Dish: Beef Steaks and Chops
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Southern
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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