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Beef Tenderloin

Russ Myers


A beef tenderloin is the most tender cut of beef you can buy. It is full of flavor, very tender, and is very juicy.

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10 Servings
45 Min
1 Hr


1 to 2 lb
center cut beef tenderloin
1/2 tsp
kosher salt
1/2 tsp
ground black pepper
4 Tbsp
butter, divided use

How to Make Beef Tenderloin


  • 1Allow tenderloin to rest until it reaches room temperature. This could take about 45 minutes. Preheat the oven to 300 degrees. Salt and pepper the roast liberally. Spread 2 tablespoons of butter on the roast. Place the roast on a rack on top of a baking sheet. Bake 20 to 25 minutes per pound for rare, medium rare it should take between 30 to 35 minutes per pound. Check temperature with a thermometer. If you are not using a rack be sure to flip the roast over when cooking.
  • 2When you remove the roast heat 2 tablespoons of butter in a skillet over medium-high heat. Sear all sides of the roast in the butter until the sides brown. Allow the roast to rest for 15 minutes before serving.

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About Beef Tenderloin

Course/Dish: Beef
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: American