Roasted Beef Tenderloin with Merlot- Shallot Sauce

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: roasted beef tenderloin, roasted beef tenderloin recipe
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings: 10 servings
Calories: 351 kcal

This roasted beef tenderloin is topped with an amazing sauce!




  • 1/3 cup finely chopped fresh sage
  • 1 tablespoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 2 teaspoons Kosher salt
  • 2 1/2 pounds center cut beef tenderloin


  • 1/3 cup finely minced chopped shallots
  • 1 1/2 cups Merlot (or another red wine)
  • 1 1/2 cups low-sodium beef broth
  • 1 teaspoon butter
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/4 teaspoon Kosher salt



  1. Preheat the oven to 350°. Heat a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray over medium-high heat. In a small bowl, combine the sage, pepper, garlic, and salt; rub over the tenderloin. Add the tenderloin to the pan; cook 6 minutes, lightly browning on all sides.

  2. Insert a meat thermometer into the thickest portion of the tenderloin. Cover the handle of the pan with foil. Bake at 350° for 25 minutes or until thermometer registers 135- 140° (medium-rare) or desired degree of doneness. Place the tenderloin on a cutting board; cover loosely with foil. Let stand 15 minutes. (Temperature of tenderloin will increase 5° upon standing.)


  1. Heat a pan coated with cooking spray over medium-high heat. Add the shallots; sauté 3 minutes or until tender. Stir in the wine. Bring to a boil; cook until reduced to 3/4 cup (about 4 minutes). Stir in the broth; cook until reduced to 1 1/4 cups (about 6 minutes). Add the butter, stirring until melted. Stir in the parsley and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Serve spooned over slices of tenderloin.

Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts
Roasted Beef Tenderloin with Merlot- Shallot Sauce
Amount Per Serving (1 serving (3 ounces beef + 2 tablespoons sauce))
Calories 351 Calories from Fat 225
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 25g 38%
Saturated Fat 10g 50%
Cholesterol 80mg 27%
Sodium 651mg 27%
Potassium 485mg 14%
Total Carbohydrates 2g 1%
Protein 21g 42%
Vitamin A 2.3%
Vitamin C 2.8%
Calcium 1.9%
Iron 16.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.