Tenderloin Smothered with Honey Red Onions

Kathie Carr


This recipe was given to me by a friend in California who passed away a couple of years ago. Its delicious, especially if you like the flavor of honey.

I do't know where she got the original recipe but she was a great cook! Thank you Pat.

Picture is free clip art.


★★★★★ 2 votes

15 Min
10 Min


  • 1/3 c
    red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 c
  • 1/2 tsp
    dried thyme
  • 1 large
    red onion, sliced thin
  • 4
    1 inch thick tenderloin steaks, about 1 1/2-2 pounds total
  • 1/2 tsp
    cracked black pepper (or more as desired)
  • 2 Tbsp
    chopped fresh parsley

How to Make Tenderloin Smothered with Honey Red Onions


  1. Mix vinegar, honey, and thyme in a large bowl. Add sliced onions. Let sit while preparing meat.
  2. Trim fat from meat. Cut into serving sized pieces if butcher has not done so already. Sprinkle pepper on to both sides of each piece of meat and press into meat with your fingers.

    In a large non-stick skillet (no oil added) pan broil meat 4-5 minutes on each side. Temperature should be medium-high. Set meat aside.

    Add onion mixture to pan. Cook (stirring to get and good pan drippings incorporated into onion mixture) over medium heat for 4-5 minutes or until onions are tender-crisp.
  3. Return meat to pan and cook to desired done-ness, occasionally spooning liquid over meat. Cook at least 3-4 minutes but longer, if desired.

    Place steaks on serving platter. Add parsley to onion-liquid mixture in pan. Heat through. Pour this mixture over steaks and serve immediately.

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Course/Dish: Beef

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