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Roast Beef Tenderloin Recipe

Katerina | Diethood
Easy to prepare Beef Tenderloin with the most delicious garlic and herb crust. Make juicy roasted beef tenderloin that melts in your mouth!
Servings : 10 servings
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 40 minutes
Resting Time 15 minutes
Total Time 2 hours


  • 1 (4-pound) trimmed center-cut beef tenderloin
  • ½ tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • teaspoons fresh ground pepper
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons fresh rosemary leaves, chopped
  • Kitchen Twine
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil


  • Let tenderloin sit at room temperature for 1 hour before cooking. Preheat oven to 450˚F.
  • Pat dry the tenderloin with paper towels. Rub tenderloin with olive oil and generously season with salt and fresh ground pepper.
  • In a small bowl mix together minced garlic and chopped rosemary; rub all around the tenderloin.
  • Place tenderloin over pieces of precut kitchen twine spaced one-inch apart and tie them closed. You can also ask the butcher to tie the tenderloin for you.
  • Heat vegetable oil in a 12-inch cast iron skillet over medium-high heat. When oil is hot, add tenderloin and sear for about 3 to 4 minutes per side, or until browned all around.
  • Transfer skillet to the oven and continue to cook for 25 to 30 minutes, or until internal temperature reaches 130˚F. Cooking time can vary depending on your oven and the thickness of your tenderloin; always check for desired doneness using a meat thermometer.
  • Remove skillet from oven and transfer meat to a cutting board. Tent a piece of foil over the tenderloin and let rest for 10 to 15 minutes before cutting.
  • Cut into ½-inch slices and serve.


  • Store beef tenderloin in an airtight container and keep it in the fridge for 3 to 4 days.


Serving: 5 ounces | Calories: 507 kcal | Carbohydrates: 1 g | Protein: 33 g | Fat: 40 g | Saturated Fat: 16 g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2 g | Monounsaturated Fat: 17 g | Cholesterol: 127 mg | Sodium: 554 mg | Potassium: 564 mg | Fiber: 0.1 g | Sugar: 0.02 g | Vitamin A: 8 IU | Vitamin C: 1 mg | Calcium: 18 mg | Iron: 4 mg | Net Carbs: 1 g

Nutritional info is an estimate and provided as courtesy. Values may vary according to the ingredients and tools used. Please use your preferred nutritional calculator for more detailed info.

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American, French
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