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Gorgonzola Mushroom Stuffed Beef Tenderloin

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This Gorgonzola and Mushroom Stuffed Beef Tenderloin is an exquisite, restaurant-worthy entree you can make at home! Perfect for the holidays.

Beef is always on our celebratory menus and this elegant beef recipe will get rave reviews from your family or guests!

Beef Tenderloin with Gorgonzola Sauce on a white dinner plate

Stuffed Beef Tenderloin

I was all set to make Beef Wellington or this Classic Prime Rib for Christmas, but I decided to save those for other celebrations. Instead, I made this stunning Gorgonzola Mushroom-Stuffed Beef Tenderloin with a Red Wine Sauce, a recipe given rave reviews by one of my girlfriends.

I butterflied and stuffed the roast early in the day, then brought it out while the oven was preheating to allow the beef to lose some of its chill. Roasted then sliced into thick pinwheels, my family inhaled this spectacular beef, though the picky hubby needed to know exactly what was in the filling. I think he spotted a mushroom slice and worried what other offending ingredients I might have sneaked in.

Slices of Gorgonzola and Mushroom Stuffed Beef Tenderloin on a dinner plate

How to Make a Stuffed Beef Tenderloin

It’s become a family tradition to have beef for Christmas. I’ve roasted a prime rib and many beef tenderloins. But adding a filling made this one stand out.

I hadn’t butterflied a tenderloin before, but asking for a center cut piece helps avoid having to mess with the tail end. Two carefully placed slices allowed me to turn the tenderloin into a flat piece of beef capable of receiving stuffing.

The second part of this Fine Cooking video will demonstrate the technique better than any description I could provide. You can always ask your butcher to do this for you.

Though the hubby loved this,  he used his own special sauce made by Heinz. I’d recommend the red wine sauce as it complemented the beef magnificently.

File this stuffed beef tenderloin recipe away for the next birthday, Valentine’s Day, Father’s Day or for whenever you want to treat someone to a special meal just because. I highly recommend buying the best beef available, which is Certified Angus Beef brand, whose beef goes through most stringent scrutiny to be certified.

Gorgonzola and Mushroom Stuffed Beef Tenderloin on a dinner plate with carrots and mashed potatoes

This stuffed beef tenderloin recipe was adapted from the Betty Crocker website.

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Gorgonzola Mushroom-Stuffed Beef Tenderloin

Gorgonzola Mushroom-Stuffed Beef Tenderloin

A beautifully stuffed beef tenderloin worthy of your special guests!

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes
Yield 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 pounds Beef Tenderolin (center cut preferred
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 cup sliced mushrooms
  • 1 cup soft breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup crumbled Gorgonzola
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt plus more for exterior of roast
  • Freshly ground black pepper

Merlot Sauce:

  • 1 cup currant jelly
  • 1 cup red wine (Merlot or Cabernet Sauvignon)
  • 1 tablespoon butter

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425º.
  2. Butterfly beef by cutting tenderloin horizontally down length of beef, about ½-inch from top of beef, to within ½-inch of opposite side; open flat. Repeat with other side.
  3. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook mushrooms in until tender and liquid has evaporated. Sprinkle with ¼ teaspoon salt.Cool 5 minutes. Add breadcrumbs, cheese, and parsley. Toss to combine.
  4. Sprinkle filling mixture over beef leaving a 1-inch perimeter uncovered. Tightly roll up beef, beginning with long side. Tie beef with kitchen string at 2-inch intervals.
  5. Place seam side down on a rack in shallow roasting pan. Brush with oil, sprinkle with salt and pepper. Insert oven-proof thermometer in thickest part of beef.
  6. Bake uncovered 30 to 40 minutes until thermometer reads at 135º.
  7. Cover loosely with foil and let rest 15 minutes. The temperature should rise to 140º. Make sauce while beef is resting.

Merlot Sauce:.

  1. Heat all ingredients in a saucepan, stirring occasionally; reduce heat to low. Simmer uncovered 10-15 minutes until reduced and syrupy.

Total time: 1½ hours

Notes

 

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 644 Total Fat: 36g Saturated Fat: 15g Trans Fat: 0g Cholesterol: 146mg Sodium: 465mg Carbohydrates: 40g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 21g Protein: 35g
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