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Roasted Beef Tenderloin

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

A garlic and herb crusted beef tenderloin with an easy, tried and true roasting method. No marinating required and for melt-in-your-mouth tender and flavorful beef. 

Author: Natasha of Natashaskitchen.com
Skill Level: Easy
Cost to Make: $45-$55
Keyword: beef tenderloin, filet of beef
Calories: 452 kcal
Servings: 6 people

Ingredients

  • 2 lb beef tenderloin trimmed and tied
  • 2 Tbsp unsalted butter room temperature
  • 1 Tbsp prepared Horseradish strained
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 Tbsp fresh rosemary leaves
  • 1/2 Tbsp fresh thyme leaves
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper

Instructions

  1. Remove tenderloin from refrigerator 1 hour before roasting. Trim and tie beef tenderloin. Preheat Oven to 500˚F with a rack in center.

  2. Coarsely chop 2 garlic cloves then strip 1/2 Tbsp of fresh thyme leaves and 1 Tbsp of fresh rosemary. Finely mince together the garlic and herbs. Transfer them to a small mixing bowl. Add 2 Tbsp butter, 1 Tbsp horseradish, 1 1/2 tsp salt and 1 tsp black pepper. Use a fork and mash to combine.
  3. Pat tenderloin dry with paper towel and spread the garlic herb rub evenly all over the tenderloin and transfer to a roasting pan or oven safe skillet. Insert an oven-safe meat thermometer into the thickest portion of your tenderloin and roast in a preheated oven at 500˚F for 28-30 min for medium doneness (140-145˚F). 

  4. Remove from oven and transfer to cutting board, tent loosely with foil and rest 10 minutes. Slice into 1/2” thick slices, and serve right away.

Recipe Notes

Beef Tenderloin Temperature Chart:

  • 22-23 min for rare (120-125˚F),
  • 24-26 min medium-rare (130-135˚F)
  • 28-30 min for medium doneness (138-140˚F) - what we aim for.
  • 30-32 min for medium-well doneness (140-145˚F) - USDA recommends 145˚F.
  • 33-35 min for well done (150˚F) - don't do this to your meat

*Timings can vary depending on your oven and the thickness of your tenderloin, so always check for desired doneness using an oven-safe meat thermometer.