Copycat Olive Garden’s Beef Filets In Balsamic Sauce

My girlfriend’s parents absolutely love to dine at the Olive Garden. Last week I told Katie to let her parents know that we’d be cooking for them on Friday. Katie and I prepared this simple dish and what a hit it was! We served ours with roasted potatoes and fresh string beans. For sure there were no leftovers! Needless to say, her parents were impressed !
Serves: 6
Ready In: Less than 30 minutes

6 Beef Tenderloin filets (6 oz size)
4 tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
4 tablespoons Butter
1 Yellow onion, medium and sliced thin
1 pinch Salt
1 pinch Black pepper
1/2 cup Dry white wine
1/2 cup Marsala wine
1/2 cup Beef broth
2 tablespoons Balsamic vinegar
1 dash Parsley, finely chopped
6 Fresh rosemary sprigs
SAUCE: Heat oil and butter in a large saute pan over medium heat. Add sliced onions, salt, and pepper; cook 10 minutes or until softened and golden browned, stir frequently.

Add both wines, broth, vinegar and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 10-15 minutes or until sauce is reduced by half.

BEEF: Lightly rub filets with oil; season with salt and pepper. Grill to preferred temperature. Place onions and sauce on a platter and top with steaks. Garnish with parlsey and rosemary.

12 thoughts on “Copycat Olive Garden’s Beef Filets In Balsamic Sauce

  1. Jaime says:

    This recipe sounds delicious. I will try it tonight. Thanks Ron, love your service. I hope your year will be great!!!

    Houston, Tx

  2. Gayloyd Lorenzsonn says:

    How much is 1 dash Parsley? I live in Venezuela and have no idea what a “dash” is. Will definitely try this recipe soon… tomorrow evening. For you I wish the best this new year.

  3. mayapapaya says:

    Dash is a term used for meaning just a small or tiny amount. The exact measurement for a “dash” is usually not specific but rather vague. In my experience, a dash has been about 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon. But in this recipe I’m guessing about 1-2 teaspoons or so of parsely will be what you want. Hope this helps.

  4. Chef Paul says:

    1 T horseraddish powder will make it better.

    Keep up the good work Ron.

    Chef (in my house) Paul

  5. Annie T. says:

    This sounds amazing…I will try it on Thursday.
    Thank you so much for this recipe. I’m new to
    this website and I love it.
    Annie, Bklyn, NY

  6. Chuck Roast says:

    Fantastic! The sauce can be used on any steak. Next time I’m trying it on venison tenderloins. Thanks for the service.

  7. Joy, Dallas Tx says:

    Love all your recipes! I have been searching for the Olive Garden Pumpkin Cheesecake. Tried the Cheesecake Factory which is good, but I have a dear friend who would love to have this recipes as she is rather remote and no Olive Garden’s near her. Thanks…

  8. bookwoman says:

    FOlks thes are all posted on Olive Gardens own web site along with many, many more!
    There is nothing special about them here.

  9. Sandy Papi says:

    Balsamic Steak Sauce is wonderful, it makes your dinner special as we used it for a birthday dinner, I’ve also passed it on to many friends. Thanks again for your recipes.

  10. Autumn says:

    The Olive Garden does not published the recipes they serve, they publish what they call the “house version” of SOME of their recipes. Personally I think the recipes on this website are indeed special, at least to some of us.

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