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Sliced beef tenderloin with serving fork.

Roast Beef Tenderloin Recipe

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WW Freestyle: 6
Prep Time1 hr
Cook Time40 mins
Resting Time15 mins
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!
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American, French
Servings: 10 servings
Calories: 519


  • 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


  • 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.
    Raw Beef Tenderloin tied with kitchen twine.
  • 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 1/2-inch slices and serve.


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