Foolproof Beef Tenderloin Recipe - Lydi Out Loud (2024)

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Hi friends! TodayI’m thrilled to welcome Elaine, author of the ever chic blogOMG Lifestylewho is sharing one of her favorite (and mine!) recipes with you; it would make a perfect Christmas Eve or Christmas dinner. Happy Holidays to all of you! xo

It’s a pleasure to be guest posting for Lydi Out Loud today. I’m excited to be sharing my Foolproof Beef Tenderloin Recipe. It’s one I have made dozens of times and it truly is foolproof with the help of my favorite kitchen gadget.

Beef Tenderloin is an ideal entrée for the holidays yet many people shy away from it for fear of not knowing how to prepare it. There is no need to be intimated in preparing such an expensive cut of meat. I have perfected making this delicious roastand am happy to share with you my simple recipe and tip on how to cook it to the desired temperature each and every time.

My Delicious & Easy Beef Tenderloin Recipe

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Items needed to prepare tenderloin:

  • Whole Beef Tenderloin, Trimmed
  • Paper Towels
  • Kitchen Twine
  • Foil lined pan or roasting pan with rack
  • Cooking Spray or Olive Oil
  • External Meat Thermometer with Probe (see below)
  • McCormick’s Montreal Steak Seasoning

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Remove tenderloin from packaging and dry thoroughly with paper towels. Place beef tenderloin on a roasting rack or foil lined pan. Tie tenderloin as needed with kitchen twine wherever there are loose parts.

Let the tenderloin sit at room temperature a minimum of 45 minutes before roasting.

Pre-heat the oven to 500 degrees 15 minutes prior to roasting.

Spray the meat with either canola oil or rubsome olive oil over it. You don’t need much. The purpose of this step is to allow the seasoning to stick to the meat.

Heavily season the roast with McCormick’s Montreal Steak Seasoning. If you haven’t tried this seasoning, it’s the perfect blend of coarse salt, pepper and garlic.

Insert a meat thermometerhalfwayinto the thickest part of the roast. Set the thermometer to your desired temperature. (I cook it until it reaches 125º for medium rare, as shown in the photo).

That’s the only prep needed! It doesn’t get any easier!

Roasting the Tenderloin

Cook the roast at 500 degrees for the first ten minutes. By starting the roast at a high temperature, it sears the meat. Be sure to set a timer so you don’t forget the next step!

After the initial ten minutes, drop the oven temperature to 400 degrees and continue to cook until the thermometer reaches your desired temperature. As mentioned above, our preference is to cook the roast until it reaches 125 degrees which is medium rare.

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Once the tenderloin has reached your desired temperature, let it sit for a minimum of 15 minutes. Tent it loosely with aluminum foil to keep it warm. It needs to rest so that the juices remain in the meat and not on the cutting board. It’s best to cut the roast on a cutting board that has grooves to collect any juices.

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Beef Tenderloin cooked to internal temperature of 125 degrees

For suggestions on accompaniments for the tenderloin as well as garnishing the platter, click here for some great ideas.

Beef Tenderloin is the perfect meal for a dinner party as the only last-minute prep you need to do is slice the meat, allowing you and your guests time for co*cktails and hors d’oeuvres.

My Key to the Perfect Roast

What makes this recipe foolproof as I mentioned earlier? My all in one meat thermometer and timer is the key to the perfect roast! I’d be lost without it.

The thermometer has a heat proof probe that you stick in the thickest part of the roast. The cord attached to the probe is long enough to extend outside of the oven where it plugs into the timer. Set the timer to the internal temperature you prefer. Make sure the sound is turned on so that you can hear the alarm. The timer will beep when its time to take it out of the oven.

There you have it. A simple yet delicious recipe for beef tenderloin. Print the recipe here!

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Ingredients

  • Whole Beef Tenderloin Trimmed
  • Cooking Spray or Olive Oil
  • McCormick's Montreal Steak Seasoning

Instructions

  • Remove tenderloin from packaging and dry thoroughly with paper towels. Place beef tenderloin on a roasting rack or foil lined pan. Tie tenderloin as needed with kitchen twine wherever there are loose parts.

  • Let the tenderloin sit at room temperature a minimum of 45 minutes before roasting.

  • Pre-heat the oven to 500 degrees 15 minutes prior to roasting.

  • Spray the meat with either canola oil or rubsome olive oil over it. You don't need much. The purpose of this step is to allow the seasoning to stick to the meat.

  • Heavily season the roast with McCormick's Montreal Steak Seasoning. If you haven't tried this seasoning, it's the perfect blend of coarse salt, pepper and garlic.

  • Insert a meat thermometerhalfwayinto the thickest part of the roast. Set the thermometer to your desired temperature. (I cook it until it reaches 125º for medium rare, as shown in the photo).

  • Cook the roast at 500 degrees for the first ten minutes. By starting the roast at a high temperature, it sears the meat. Be sure to set a timer so you don't forget the next step!

  • After the initial ten minutes, drop the oven temperature to 400 degrees and continue to cook until the thermometer reaches your desired temperature. As mentioned above, our preference is to cook the roast until it reaches 125 degrees which is medium rare.

  • Once the tenderloin has reached your desired temperature, let it sit for a minimum of 15 minutes. Tent it loosely with aluminum foil to keep it warm. It needs to rest so that the juices remain in the meat and not on the cutting board. It's best to cut the roast on a cutting board that has grooves to collect any juices.

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Thank you Lydia for the opportunity to be on your wonderful blog. Happy holidays to all!

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