Roast Fillet of Beef with Mushrooms and Wine

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Beef Recipe - Roast Fillet of Beef with Mushrooms and Wine

Everybody’s favourite and a superb dish for a dinner party.

1kg fillet
2 cloves garlic, slivered
5ml dry mustard
2ml paprika
25ml oil
Salt and milled black pepper
1 onion, chopped
200g mushrooms, wiped and sliced
6 sprigs thyme, chopped
125ml red wine
2ml each salt and sugar
Sour cream (optional)

Spike meat all over with garlic. Rub with mustard and paprika and brown gently on all sides in hot oil. Transfer to small roasting pan that is a little larger than the meat, and season lightly. In the same pan, fry onion, mushrooms and thyme. When beginning to brown, remove from stove and add wine, salt and sugar. Pour over fillet and roast at 160ºC for about 1 hour 10 minutes for rare. Remove meat to serving platter and stand in warm place for 5 minutes. Serve the gravy thickened, reduced, or with the addition of a little sour cream.