Marsala Beef Tenderloin

Marsala Beef Tenderloin
Recipe type: Main Dish
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Serves: 4
This is a fool-proof way to cook beef tenderloin to ensure perfectly most and tender steak. The wine-onion reduction with thyme seasoning makes for a delicious, five-star flavor as well.
  • 1 beef tenderloin, 1½ to 2 lbs
  • 2 T olive oil
  • 2 t fresh thyme, minced
  • Sea salt, to taste
  • Freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • 2 T red onion, minced
  • 1 c Marsala wine
  • 2 1⁄2 T pasture butter
  1. Preheat oven to high broil.
  2. Brush beef with olive oil.
  3. Rub thyme, sea salt, and pepper all over tenderloin.
  4. Place meat on a shallow roasting pan just large enough to fit.
  5. Broil on high for 10-13 minutes for medium.
  6. Once it has reached desired amount of doneness, remove tenderloin from oven and place on a lipped carving board.
  7. Loosely cover with foil and let rest 15 minutes.
  8. While tenderloin is resting, heat pasture butter in a small pan on medium-high heat.
  9. Add red onion and cook until translucent (about 3-5 minutes).
  10. Add marsala wine a little bit at a time, stirring frequently.
  11. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for about 10 minutes until sauce begins to thicken.
  12. Cut beef into medallions and top with wine-onion reduction.
  13. Serve immediately.
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Kristen Barkley
Kristen Barkley
Kristen is a happily married mom to four beautiful and active children and is the co-founder of Marpé Wellness. She has a BBA in Marketing from the University of Houston and completed extensive coursework in the areas of nutrition and fitness. She is excited to be putting her education to use in an industry that she is passionate about where she can help others live a healthier and happier life.

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