Herbed Beef Tenderloin Roast with Port Wine Cranberry Sauce

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Perfect for the holidays, or just a nice Sunday family meal, this Herbed Beef Tenderloin Roast with Port Wine Cranberry Sauce recipe is sure to impress! 

Impress your family and friends with this lovely beef tenderloin, topped with a delicious port wine cranberry sauce, as the perfect center for your holiday meal #thanksgiving #christmas #newyear #beef #roast #holiday #recipe | www.bobbiskozykitchen.com
Impress your friends and family with this Herbed Beef Tenderloin Roast with Port Wine Cranberry Sauce from www.bobbiskozykitchen.com

So, have you recovered from your Thanksgiving food coma yet? 

I am usually in a daze, from all of the stuffing, cranberriesmashed potatoes, candied yams, brussles sprouts, carrots, gravy, and rolls.

But, once I snap out of it, I am immediately thinking about Christmas, and what I am going to be creating for the fam to nosh on. 

You see, for Kevin and I, Thanksgiving is all about getting everyone together for one big gigantic meal/celebration. 

But Christmas is much quieter and more intimate. 

We actually like to spend Christmas Eve with our kids. Some music, a few gifts, tons of great food. It is just a nice time to spend together, and, unlike Thanksgiving and it's traditional dishes, 

Christmas is my time to pull out all of the stops and try to come up with new, exciting, and delicious dishes. 

Christmas was always a beef holiday when I was growing up. With our family being from the mid-west, we were alllll about the beef. My grandparents always made a huge rib roast for Christmas. I can remember watching it come out of the oven and wanting to jump in and get my slice first! 

But when I got older and had a family of my own, beef just seemed too scary to even try. I was terrified to spend the money on a nice rib roast, only to turn it into shoe leather! So turkey's and ham it was, for years, and years, and years.

Are you like I was, afraid to give that beef roast and give it a whirl?

Well, you don't have to be. 

Oh no my foodie friends. 

All you have to do is download Certified Angus Beef® brand's handy-dandy Roast Perfect App (free through iTunes, or Google Play Store), and you have all of the info you need right at your lil' ol' fingertips!




The app will walk you through the whole process. 

From selecting a roast to recommending the size of roast to purchase based on how many people you will be feeding, and even where to buy your roast. 

There are recipes, and tips, and even videos from some of their fab chefs PLUS the roast timer. The timer all but holds your hand through the whole roasting process and takes all of the stress out of the equation. 

Impress your family and friends with this lovely beef tenderloin, topped with a delicious port wine cranberry sauce, as the perfect center for your holiday meal #thanksgiving #christmas #newyear #beef #roast #holiday #recipe | www.bobbiskozykitchen.com

You want proof? Well, I just happen to have some for you. 

The roast in this post? 

The one that looks so amazing? 

Kevin made it!  

Impress your family and friends with this lovely beef tenderloin, topped with a delicious port wine cranberry sauce, as the perfect center for your holiday meal #thanksgiving #christmas #newyear #beef #roast #holiday #recipe | www.bobbiskozykitchen.com

Yup, Mr. I can grill and boil hot dogs (plus occasionally fry chicken), but that is about it, had to step in and take over because I had a big ol' attack of vertigo. So he made this gorgeous tenderloin roast by using the roast perfect app. 

Impress your family and friends with this lovely beef tenderloin, topped with a delicious port wine cranberry sauce, as the perfect center for your holiday meal #thanksgiving #christmas #newyear #beef #roast #holiday #recipe | www.bobbiskozykitchen.com


Just look at that baby!! 

#drooling 

And ooohhhh it tasted even better than it looked! Which is because The Certified Angus Beef ® brand is known for its marbling, and marbling = flavor and juiciness.

Now, all cattle start off eating grass, but the Certified Angus Beef ® brand cattle are finished on grain to ensure all of that fab marbelization.

PLUS

Certified Angus Beef® brand is more selective than USDA Choice and Prime. 

They have 10 exact standards that each cut must meet. Which means that you can be assured that your Certified Angus Beef® brand beef will be tender, juicy, and flavorful.

Certified Angus Beef ® brand's standards are so high that only 1 in 4 Angus cattle make the cut. Their ranchers don't just raise “Angus” beef, they raise the best Angus beef out there! 

So, armed with this info, and the amazing free Roast Perfect app, you must, must, MUST find your local Certified Angus Beef® brand provider (shout out to my butcher Andreas at the Quality Foods Center in Port Orchard, holllaaaaa  you are a rock star!), grab yourself a beautiful roast, and surprise your family this Christmas with the best beef they have ever had!!



For great beef recipes and cooking tips, visit CertifiedAngusBeef.com, and take a look at their Roast Perfect pinterest board.

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Impress your family and friends with this lovely beef tenderloin, topped with a delicious port wine cranberry sauce, as the perfect center for your holiday meal #thanksgiving #christmas #newyear #beef #roast #holiday #recipe | www.bobbiskozykitchen.com



Impress your family and friends with this lovely beef tenderloin, topped with a delicious port wine cranberry sauce, as the perfect center for your holiday meal #thanksgiving #christmas #newyear #beef #roast #holiday #recipe | www.bobbiskozykitchen.com

Herbed Beef Tenderloin with Port Wine and Cranberry Sauce

Impress your friends and family with this amazing beef tenderloin roast. Topped with a port wine cranberry sauce, it is the perfect center for your holiday meal.
prep time: 1 hour and 10 MINScook time: 45 MINStotal time: 1 hours and 55 mins

ingredients:


  • 2 1/2 pound beef tenderloin roast
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon dried thyme
  • 2 teaspoons dry mustard
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt* (see Cook's notes)
  • 1 teaspoon fresh cracked black pepper* (see Cook's notes)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 small shallot, minced
  • 1 1/2 cups tawny port wine
  • 2 dried chiles de arbol or 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 2 cups beef stock + more if needed
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch mixed with 2 tablespoons cold water
  • 2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter

instructions


  1. Combine all of the rub ingredients in a small bowl. Pat the roast dry with paper towels, then rub the entire roast with the herb rub, making sure to get every part coated well. Set the roast on a cutting board and allow to come to room temperature (about an hour).
  2. Heat the oven to 450 degrees F.
  3. Place the roast on the roasting rack in a roasting pan. Roast in the oven for 15 minutes, then reduce the heat to 325 and continue to roast for approx 30 minutes or it reaches an internal temp of 125 to 130 on a thermometer for medium rare (times and temps for other doneness levels are in the app).
  4. Remove from the oven and tent with foil. Allow the roast to rest at least 15 minutes before carving.
    Meanwhile to make the sauce, heat the olive oil in a 2-quart saucepan over medium-low heat. Add the shallot and cook, stirring, until translucent, 3 to 5 minutes. Add the port and dried chiles (or chili flakes), turn the heat up to medium and boil gently until the mixture is reduced to about 1/2 cup, about 15 minutes. Add the stock and the cranberries, bring to a gentle boil and cook until reduced to about 2 cups, 8 to 10 minutes.
  5. Remove from the heat and strain the solids out of the sauce. Return the sauce to the pot, and the pot to the heat. Whisk in the cornstarch slurry and simmer, whisking, for a minute. If your sauce gets too thick, add a little stock. Add the vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, and salt and pepper to taste. Whisk in the butter until incorporated.
  6. Serve sauce hot with sliced roast.

notes

Season the sauce with salt and pepper to taste.
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This post originally appeared on Bobbi's Kozy Kitchen November 2015
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17 comments:

  1. Looks fantastic, Bobbi! That sauce is calling my name!!

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  2. Not a single drop of that sauce would be left. I'd be pouring it thick on the roast and using bread to dip up every bit of it. Yum! Lovely roast too.

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  3. This is one incredible roast! Kevin for the win!!!

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  4. Really lovely Bobbi!! Tenderloin is my favorite roast!!! So tender, like butter in your mouth! Love the sauce too!

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  5. This sounds so good with the port wine and cranberries

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  6. Your roast and that sauce look perfect!!

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  7. You're right...Christmas = beef! You made a PERFECT roast!

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  8. Oh my goodness, that generous ladeling of port wine sauce... I want some!

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  9. That just looks so divine. It looks succulent, flavorful and my mouth is watering just looking at the photos and I am not a huge red meat eater.

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  10. This sounds / looks SO delicious! I will have to try it made this way sometime soon.

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  11. Oh my goodness this looks amazing! I love roasts, this looks even better than prime rib at the restaurant i work at!

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  12. This looks amazing! I'm always looking for new recipes and this looks like one to try this month. Thank you!

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  13. This is a great and delicious recipe! The sauce is the perfect match, sounds so yummy!

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  14. OMG this look amazing!And I love the app that walks you through how cool is that no worries about cooking book. I am so gonna get it.

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  15. Wow this looks yummy and delicious.. Would love to try it.. It's perfect for Christmas

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