Roast fillet of beef with shallot & mushroom sauce

Roast fillet of beef with shallot & mushroom sauce

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Cooking time

Prep: 20 mins Cook: 1 hr

Skill level

Moderately easy


Serves 6

Try this simple, flavour-packed sauce with top quality beef - it's best carved into thick slices

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving



  • 1¼kg piece centre-cut beef fillets, trimmed
  • 2 tbsp sunflower oil

For the sauce

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 8 shallots, peeled and finely sliced
  • 20 button mushrooms, finely sliced
  • 75ml sherry vinegar
  • 1 bottle fruity red wine, such as Rioja
  • 1l good-quality beef stock
  • 25g cold butter

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  1. To make the sauce, heat the olive oil in a large frying pan. Add the shallots and mushrooms, then fry for about 10 mins until golden and caramelised. Pour in the vinegar, then simmer until almost evaporated. Add the red wine, then simmer until almost evaporated. Add the beef stock, bring to the boil, then reduce by two-thirds. Pass the mixture through a fine sieve, then keep warm until ready to serve. Can be made the day before and reheated.
  2. Heat oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6. Season the beef generously with salt and pepper. Heat the sunflower oil in a large ovenproof frying pan on a high heat. Add the beef, then sear for 10 mins, turning, until browned all over. Transfer to the oven, then roast for approximately 20 mins, turning after 10 mins. This will give you beef that is medium rare; for medium, roast for an extra 5 mins. Allow the beef to rest on a rack, loosely covered in foil, for 10 mins, then slice into 6 thick slices. Add all juices from the beef to the sauce, then gently heat the sauce up and whisk in the butter.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, January 2009

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taurog's picture

I like a printed copy of a recipe, preferably on a single sheet & without the advertisements (they waste ink). How can I modify the font size & print preferences to achieve this?

homeman's picture

Stunning with 14day matured Aberdeen Angus Fillet of Beef. Wow.

natashavangils's picture
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Wonderful, fantastic tasting dish. mmmm

maryyem's picture
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oops forgot to rate it

maryyem's picture
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This is delicious and well worth the effort. I will be making this for Christmas dinner.

kelly2thousand's picture

I lOVED this gravy! Very rich and delicious!