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Nothing says Christmas like a special meal for the family. This beef tenderloin recipe is a great choice for the holiday season. You get a wide range of tastes that are sure to please a palette of any background.

Beef Tenderloin with Bourbon & Mushroom Sauce recipe image.

If you are looking for the perfect holiday meal and need a change-up from the classic roast turkey, give this recipe a try. This recipe will show you how to make a delicious dish of beef tenderloin with bourbon and mushroom sauce.

Beef Tenderloin with Bourbon & Mushroom Sauce in wooden bowl, drizzling gravy over top.

You start off with a beef tenderloin that’s coupled with mashed garlic cloves and mushrooms. After adding the olive oil and bourbon, you are given a delectable sauce that simmers within and around the tenderloin.

Afterwards, it is the basic handles of cooking until ready to serve covered with its delectable sauce.

Beef Tenderloin with Bourbon & Mushroom Sauce in wooden bowl.

It is sure to leave everyone filled with the holiday spirit and a full stomach! Try serving it with a stunning Christmas salad wreath to take it up a notch.

In a matter of 45 minutes, you and your guests can enjoy the ultimate Christmas meal. Do you think we added enough Bourbon?

Beef Tenderloin with Bourbon & Mushroom Sauce in wooden bowl.

Beef Tenderloin with Bourbon and Mushroom Sauce

Joss Dyckson
If you are looking for the perfect holiday meal, and you have not quite figured out what to make, give this beef tenderloin with bourbon and mushroom sauce recipe a try.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 21 minutes
Cook Time 24 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 8
Calories 563 kcal


  • 1 beef tenderloin - around 3 lbs.
  • 3 garlic cloves - mashed
  • 3 tbsp. olive oil
  • 3 cups mushrooms - cleaned and sliced
  • ½ cup bourbon
  • ½ cup beef stock
  • 1 tsp. cornstarch
  • Salt and pepper


  • Place the beef tenderloin in a bowl and cover with garlic, two tablespoons of olive oil, salt and pepper.
    1 beef tenderloin, 3 garlic cloves
  • Bring a large pan to high heat and place the beef tenderloin in it. Let it sear on every side (about 3 minutes on each side), and remove. (If you like the meat well done, you can lower the heat after searing it and continue cooking until desired doneness with a meat thermometer).
  • Using the same pan over medium heat, add one tablespoon of olive oil and then add the mushrooms. Sprinkle with salt and let them cook for 5 minutes.
    3 cups mushrooms
  • Add the Bourbon and let it cook for 5 more minutes. Add the beef stock.
    ½ cup bourbon, ½ cup beef stock
  • Mix the cornstarch with a bit of water until it dissolves. Add this to the mushroom sauce and cook for a couple more minutes, or until it thickens. Taste the sauce and add salt and pepper if needed.
    1 tsp. cornstarch
  • Serve the beef tenderloin covered with the Bourbon and mushroom sauce.


Calories: 563kcalCarbohydrates: 2gProtein: 32gFat: 42gSaturated Fat: 16gCholesterol: 119mgSodium: 115mgPotassium: 663mgVitamin C: 1.1mgCalcium: 14mgIron: 4.2mg

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