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Filet mignon and tomato sauce with basil

Delicious beef cooking optiontenderloin with sauce. At this time, tomato sauce, with a texture that gives the onions and fragrant basil. If you want to get a smooth sauce, you can handle the blender before adding the basil. By the way, the sauce is quite versatile and can be used for many dishes which need a bright accent.

Preparation time: 25 minutes


Beef tenderloin 800 g
Onion (100g) 1 pc.
Basil fresh green 30 g
Black pepper ¼ tsp
Extra virgin olive oil (Extra virgin) 15 ml
Tomato puree 300 g tomatoes or
Sea salt ½ tsp

How to cook beef tenderloin

Filet mignon is prepared from the middle of the Tenderloin, so if you're cutting a whole, you first need to prepare it. Cut one side thickened portion, on the other - thin.
The resulting purified fillets cut into pieces across the thickness of 4 cm.
In strongly heated pan with a thick bottomPut the meat available to the pieces do not touch each other. Season with salt and pepper and cook for 1.5-2 minutes. Then flip and cook the other side is still 1.5-2 minutes. If you have a grill pan, then turn the meat while rotating it 90 degrees to get the "mesh" and cook for 1.5-2 minutes on each side. When the meat is roasted it is necessary to remove from the pan, cover with foil and put into the oven, preheated to 50 degrees, and leave it for 10-15 minutes, until the sauce is ready. So the meat evenly warms the inside and remain juicy.


For the sauce, finely chop the onion and fry it onmedium heat, stirring occasionally, in the same pan in which to cook the meat, adding a spoonful of olive oil. When the onion is translucent and soft, add the tomato puree or tomatoes and cook over medium heat for 5-7 minutes. You can add a little water if the sauce is too thick.
fresh basil leaves finely chop. After quenching, add to the pan basil, salt and pepper.
Mix and warm up again. Try the sauce and, if necessary, straighten the taste. If the sauce seems sour (depends on the quality of tomato puree), you can add 1/2 teaspoon of sugar.
Serve the finished filet mignon with sauce.

Bon Appetit!


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