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Beef Tenderloin with Cabernet Cherry Sauce Recipes

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Beef Tenderloin with Cabernet Cherry Sauce--Low Fat Recipes for kids

Beef Tenderloin with Cabernet Cherry Sauce
4 small filet mignon steaks (about 1/4 pound each)
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 garlic cloves, pressed
1/2 teaspoon cracked pepper or freshly ground pepper
Cabernet Cherry Sauce:
1 1/2 cups Cabernet Sauvignon or Burgundy
3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
4 whole cloves
8 whole pepper corns
1 bay leaf, torn into small pieces
1/2 pound fresh Bing cherries, rinsed
Salt and pepper for seasoning
Optional: 1−2 teaspoon sugar
Set oven controls to broil. Line a broiling pan with aluminum foil
and place in the oven on the top rack to preheat. Trim the steaks of
visible fat. Rub the garlic evenly over the steaks and season with
salt and cracked pepper. Set aside until ready to broil.
Add the Cabernet and balsamic vinegar to a saucepan and bring to a
boil. Tie the cloves, peppercorns, and bay leaf in a bundle with a
small piece of cheese cloth. Add the bundle to the wine mixture. Allow
the mixture to reduce to 1/2 cup, about 15 minutes.
While the wine is reducing, pit the cherries. Cut the cherries into
quarters and add to the wine mixture. Cover and cook over medium−high
heat until the cherries are tender, about 10 minutes. Season the sauce
with salt and pepper. Add the sugar to balance the flavors, if needed.
The sauce should have a deep robust flavor but not be too sweet.
While the sauce is cooking, broil the steaks for 3−4 minutes per side
for medium rare. To serve, remove the spice bundle from the sauce. Place
the steaks on individual plates with the sauce spooned over the top.

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