Easy  Beef Tenderloin

4 servings

Impress your guests with this easy and elegant roast beef tenderloin recipe cooked to perfection. It yields a buttery, juicy roast with a seasoned outer crust cooked in low heat until meltingly tender. Then a compound butter made of garlic, mustard, and rosemary is smeared overtop until the flavorful juices melt right into the meat!


Beef tenderloin Salt and pepper Olive oil Salted butter Minced garlic Dijon mustard Fresh chopped rosemary

Season tenderloin


Rub meat with salt and pepper until well coated. Allow to sit at room temperature so it does not stick to the pan.

Heat the skillet


While the oven is preheating to 425°F heat oil over medium-high heat in a large, cast-iron skillet.

Sear beef


Add the beef to the hot pan searing each side until golden brown all over. This should be about 6-8 minutes, turning occasionally as it cooks.

Mix butter


In a small bowl, mix the compound butter. Add butter, minced garlic, mustard, and rosemary and stir until combined.

Roast the beef 


Spread butter mixture over the beef and transfer pan into the oven to roast for 20-25 minutes. Use a digital thermometer for to determine desired temp.

Rest, slice and serve


Remove beef tenderloin from the oven and place the meat on a cutting board to rest. Let it sit for 15-20 minutes while the juices redistribute and settle.

Beef Tenderloin Temperature Chart

 -Rare: pull at 120°F;  serve at 125°F -Medium rare: pull at 125°F,  serve at 130°F -Medium: pull at 135°F;  serve at 140°F

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