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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 D
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 mins
Cook Time 24 mins
Total Time 45 mins
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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