Black & Blue Beef Tenderloin

Dish type
Main Dish
Ready in
55 min.


  • 1 trimmed beef tenderloin (2 lb.)
  • 1 clove garlic, peeled, cut in half
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. black pepper
  • 1 Tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup BREAKSTONE'S or KNUDSEN Sour Cream
  • 2 Tbsp. PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
  • 1 shallot, minced
  • 1 Tbsp. milk
  • 2 oz. ATHENOS Crumbled Blue Cheese


Prep Time
20 min
Ready in
55 min.
  1. Heat oven to 425ºF.
  2. Rub outside of meat with cut garlic; season with salt and pepper. Heat oil in heavy ovenproof skillet on medium-high heat. Add meat; cook 10 min. or until browned on all sides, turning frequently. Remove excess oil from skillet.
  3. Bake meat in skillet 30 to 35 min. or until internal temperature reaches 145ºF. Remove from oven. Let stand 10 min. (Temperature will rise to 160ºF.)
  4. Meanwhile, combine next 4 ingredients until blended. Stir in blue cheese. Slice meat; serve with sauce.
  5. Keeping it Safe: 
For medium-rare meat, remove from oven when internal temperature reaches 135ºF. Let stand 10 min. Temperature will rise to 145ºF.
  6. How to: 
To ovenproof a skillet, wrap handle with several layers of foil before using as directed.