Beef Tenderloin Medallions w/ Creamy Cafe Sauce

Melanie Campbell


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


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20 Min
25 Min
Stove Top


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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
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


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

How to Make Beef Tenderloin Medallions w/ Creamy Cafe Sauce


  • 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.

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About Beef Tenderloin Medallions w/ Creamy Cafe Sauce

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

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