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Sliced beef tenderloin with serving fork.

Roast Beef Tenderloin Recipe

It's so easy to make this Roast Beef Tenderloin recipe with the most delicious garlic & herb crust. This no-fuss recipe makes juicy beef tenderloin that melts in your mouth!

Blue: 18   Green: 18   Purple: 18   Freestyle: 6
Course Dinner
Cuisine American, French
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 40 minutes
Resting Time 15 minutes
Servings 10 servings
Calories 519 kcal

Ingredients

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

Instructions

  1. Let tenderloin sit at room temperature for 1 hour before cooking.
  2. Preheat oven to 450˚F.
  3. Pat dry the tenderloin with paper towels.

  4. Rub tenderloin with olive oil and generously season with salt and fresh ground pepper.

  5. In a small bowl mix together minced garlic and chopped rosemary; rub all around the tenderloin.
  6. 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.
    Raw Beef Tenderloin tied with kitchen twine.
  7. Heat vegetable oil in a 12-inch cast iron skillet over medium-high heat.
  8. When oil is hot, add tenderloin and sear for about 3 to 4 minutes per side, or until browned all around.
  9. 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.
  10. Remove skillet from oven and transfer meat to a cutting board.
  11. Tent a piece of foil over the tenderloin and let rest for 10 to 15 minutes before cutting.
  12. Cut into 1/2-inch slices and serve.

Recipe Notes

WW FREESTYLE POINTS: 6
NET CARBS: 0
HOW TO STORE COOKED BEEF TENDERLOIN
Nutrition Facts
Roast Beef Tenderloin Recipe
Amount Per Serving (5 ounces)
Calories 519 Calories from Fat 378
% Daily Value*
Fat 42g65%
Saturated Fat 18g90%
Cholesterol 127mg42%
Sodium 554mg23%
Potassium 559mg16%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 33g66%
Vitamin A 6IU0%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 16mg2%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.