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Roasted Beef Tenderloin

roasted beef tenderloin Entree
Roasted Beef Tenderloin
  • Prep 10 min
  • Total 1 hr 15 min
  • Servings 6

Want to serve the best in beef? Here's a classic. MORE+ LESS-

September 25, 2018

Ingredients

1
beef tenderloin (about 2 1/2 pounds)
1
tablespoon olive or vegetable oil
1/2
teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
1/2
teaspoon dried marjoram leaves
1/4
teaspoon coarse kosher salt, coarse sea salt or regular salt

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 425ºF.
  • 2
    Turn small end of beef under about 6 inches. Tie turned-under portion of beef with string at about 1 1/2-inch intervals. Place beef on rack in shallow roasting pan. Brush with oil. Sprinkle with pepper, marjoram and salt. Insert meat thermometer so tip is in thickest part of beef.
  • 3
    Bake uncovered 40 to 50 minutes or until thermometer reads at least 140°F. Cover beef with tent of aluminum foil and let stand about 15 minutes or until thermometer reads 145ºF. (Temperature will continue to rise about 5º, and beef will be easier to carve.) Remove string from beef before carving.

Expert Tips

  • Serve with classic mashed potatoes and your favorite steamed green veggie.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
230
Calories from Fat
110
% Daily Value
Total Fat
12g
0%
Saturated Fat
4g
0%
Cholesterol
80mg
0%
Sodium
170mg
0%
Total Carbohydrate
0g
0%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Protein
30g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
14%
14%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 4 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

More About This Recipe

  • A quality cut of meat, like beef tenderloin, doesn’t need much special treatment to make it taste amazing. In fact the less you do to beef tenderloin, the better it will be. This recipe calls for just the basics: olive oil, salt, pepper and a light dusting of marjoram, an Italian herb which is essentially a milder version of oregano. With this delicate treatment, you’ll end up with a savory roast that is tender — a true testament to the art of simplicity. Want step-by-step instructions? Check out Betty's article on how to make beef tenderloin. Don’t have beef tenderloin on hand? Check out Betty’s other beef recipes.

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