Beef Tips with Mushroom, Sherry, Garlic and Butter-Almond-Citrus Rice

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 35 min
  • Prep: 15 min
  • Cook: 20 min
  • Yield: 8 servings
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2 tablespoons butter

1/2 cup slivered or sliced almonds

2 cups white rice

1 orange, zested

1 lemon, zested

1 quart chicken stock

6 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided

2 pounds beef tenderloin or sirloin tips, bite size pieces


Freshly ground black pepper

1 1/2 pounds mushroom caps, cremini or white, brushed clean and halved

6 clove garlic, finely chopped

1/2 cup dry Spanish sherry

1 cup beef stock


  1. Heat a sauce pot over medium heat, add butter to the pot and melt. Add almonds and toast 3 to 4 minutes. Add rice and the zest of an orange and a lemon then turn the rice to coat, cook 1 minute. Add stock and bring to boil, reduce to simmer, cover and cook 17 to 18 minutes.
  2. While rice cooks, heat a large skillet over medium-high heat with 3 tablespoons olive oil, 3 turns of the pan. Pat meat dry. When oil ripples and begins to smoke, add the beef and brown 3 minutes on each side. Remove when evenly deep brown and reserve on plate.
  3. Add remaining olive oil to skillet, 3 turns, heat until oil ripples then add mushrooms and brown 7 to 8 minutes. Add garlic after 5 to 6 minutes. Season mushrooms with salt and pepper cook a few minutes more. Add sherry, reduce 1 minute, add beef stock and beef tips and their juices to pan. Reduce heat and cook 3 to 4 minutes more. Turn off heat.
  4. Fluff rice with fork and serve with the beef and mushrooms.
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