Beef Tenderloin with Risotto Cake and Garlic Fried Broccolini

Elegant and Easy Valentine’s Day Dinner: Beef Tenderloin with Risotto Cake and Garlic Fried Broccolini

This recipe and photography was provided courtesy of local cookbook author and chef, Carla Snyder. Learn more about Carla and discover her recipes at

If cooking is not your specialty, Heinen’s Prepared Food Case has you covered this Valentine’s Day. From the Gourmet Foods case choose a few slices of Beef Filet with Horseradish Sauce, Lemony Risotto Cakes and Fried Garlic Broccolini. A great bottle of wine makes a great meal even more of an occasion. Pair the beef with a bottle of Smoke and Mirrors, a claret blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petit Verdot grapes. It’s smooth, rich and seductive. Sounds like Valentine’s Day to me.

It wouldn’t be a special dinner without dessert. Stop by the Heinen’s bakery and pick up a couple of Two Brothers chocolate brownies. The caramel ones are my favorite. Cut the brownies into pieces so you can just pop them in your mouth. They’ll go great with the last few sips of wine.

Two Brothers Brownies and Glasses of Wine

Once home, arrange it all artfully on a plate, microwave until hot as directed below and serve with your best flatware and a cloth napkin. Flowers, fire and music are optional.

Looking for more Valentine’s Day meal inspiration? Check out my other recommendations for easy and elegant dinners.

Beef Tenderloin with Risotto Cake and Garlic Fried Broccolini


  • Beef Tenderloin with Horseradish Sauce
    * If you can’t source the beef tenderloin, try the Pork Tenderloin or Flank Steak instead.
  • Lemony Risotto Cake
    * If you can’t source the risotto cake, purchase any of the cheesy potatoes.
  •  Fried Garlic Broccolini
    *If you can’t source broccolini, choose another vegetable like Kettle Roasted Vegetables.
  •  Chopped Parsley (optional)
  • Smoke and Mirrors or another red wine blend
  • Two Brothers Brownie of your choice

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Method ( To Reheat)

  1. Microwave the risotto cake on serving plates for 1 minute.
  2. Add a few slices of beef and broccolini and heat for 1 minute then in 30 second increments until all is hot.
  3. Sauce the meat with the horseradish sauce and garnish the plates with parsley if desired.

*Availability of Prepared Food items is subject to change by day and store.

Beef Tenderloin with Risotto Cake and Garlic Fried Broccolini

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