Beef is a given for our Christmas dinner. This spectacular Beef Tenderloin with Gorgonzola sauce is worthy of any celebration. This post is sponsored by the Beef Checkoff. See bottom of post for details.
Celebrate with Beef
The guys in this family are definitely carnivores. No matter what size slab of beef is placed on their plates, it will be devoured. And having beef on Christmas and birthdays is a must. But the recipe doesn’t need to be complicated to be delicious. This beef tenderloin is simply seasoned, wrapped in bacon and roasted at high heat. In the summer, definitely use your grill for smoky nuances that only come from charcoal and high heat. For an even more amazing entree, I will take a few extra minutes to cook a red wine sauce or a rich Gorgonzola sauce for the wow factor. It is the holiday season afterall. My family definitely swoons when I serve this extraordinary entree…even the picky hubby foregoes his standard dousing of ketchup and smothers his beef with this creamy, ambrosial Gorgonzola sauce.
The Versatility of Beef
We splurge on a prime rib roast or beef tenderloin each Christmas, but so many amazing cuts of beef can be utilized for a holiday entree. Transform chunks of chuck roast and some wine into a Boeuf Bourguignon. Pound a flank steak, top with a spinach stuffing and roll to create delectable pinwheels when cooked and sliced. Make sure to browse through all the Sunday Supper beef recipes this week along with the Sunday Supper Beef Pinterest Board for scads of terrific holiday dishes.
Easy Holiday Entertaining with Beef
The Sunday Supper crew, along with the Beef Checkoff, is celebrating the holidays with easy beef recipes!
- Mini Beef Wellingtons by Bobbi’s Kozy Kitchen
- Pepper Steak in Wonton Cups by Flavor Mosaic
- Philly Cheesesteak Dip by Life Tastes Good
Brunch or Breakfast for a Crowd
- Beef Sausage, Egg and Cheese Roll Ups by Daily Dish Recipes
- Beef Tenderloin Benedict by Cindy’s Recipes and Writings
- Chicken Fried Steak by kimchi MOM
- Potato Pancakes with Filet Mignon and Fried Eggs by Peanut Butter and Peppers
- Steak and Egg Breakfast Braid by Curious Cuisiniere
- Awesome Avocado Steak Tacos by Cooking Chat
- Beef Tenderloin with Gorgonzola Sauce by That Skinny Chick Can Bake
- Cider Beef Stew by Magnolia Days
- Slow Cooker Beef Barley Soup by Shockingly Delicious
- Steak & Mushroom Pie by The Messy Baker
- Beef and Bean Enchilada Bake by The Foodie Army Wife
- Braised Beef Ravioli by Family Foodie
- Mom’s Lasagna by Alida’s Kitchen
- Mozzarella Stuffed Meatballs by Casa de Crews
- Skillet Steak Fajitas by Crazy Foodie Stunts
Serves: 6 servings
- 3-pound center cut beef tenderloin (you can also use a whole beef tenderloin if desired)
- Kosher salt
- Freshly ground black pepper
- 1 pound bacon
- Gorgonzola Sauce:
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1 tablespoon minced shallots
- ¼ dry white wine
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 4 ounces dolce Gorgonzola
- 1-2 tablespoons green peppercorns in brine (may add brine to sauce)
- The night before serving, season beef tenderloin well with kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper. Line up strips of bacon the length of the beef. Place beef over bacon and wrap bacon over tenderloin. Use toothpicks to hold bacon in place where the ends meet. Place beef, toothpick side down, on a baking sheet and cover with plastic wrap. Let rest overnight in refrigerator.
- An hour before roasting, bring remove beef from the refrigerator to take the chill off.
- Preheat oven to 450º. Place beef in roasting pan and roast for approximately 20-30 minutes for rare. Use meat thermometer to verify temperature for your desired doneness. Let rest, covered with foil for 10 minutes before serving.
- Towards the end of roasting time, make sauce.
- Place butter in a saute pan over medium heat. Add shallots and cook till softened. Increase heat and add white wine to deglaze pan. Reduce wine by half. Add cream and bring to simmer, allowing to reduce and thicken slightly. Break apart Gorgonzola and add to sauce. Cook till melted, Add peppercorns (and brine if desired). Serve hot over beef.
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Disclosure: This post is sponsored by The Beef Checkoff. All opinions are my own.