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Roast Beef Tenderloin Recipe

It’s so easy to make this Roasted Beef Tenderloin recipe with the most delicious garlic & herb crust. This no-fuss recipe makes juicy beef tenderloin that melts in your mouth!

Prep Time

    •    Prep time: 1 hour
    •    Cook time: 40 minutes
    •    Yield: Serves 8-10


    •    2 tsps salt
    •    kitchen twine
    •    1/2 tbsp olive oil
    •    1 tbsp vegetable oil
    •    6 cloves garlic, minced
    •    1-1/2 tsps fresh ground pepper
    •    1-2 tbsps fresh rosemary leaves, chopped
    •    1 (4 pound) trimmed center-cut beef tenderloin


  1. Let tenderloin sit at room temperature for 1 hour before cooking.
  2. Preheat oven to 450˚F.
  3. Pat dry the tenderloin with paper towels.
  4. Rub tenderloin with olive oil and generously season with salt and fresh ground pepper.
  5. In a small bowl mix together minced garlic and chopped rosemary; rub all around the tenderloin.
  6. Place tenderloin over pieces of precut kitchen twine spaced one-inch apart and tie them closed. You can also ask the butcher to tie the tenderloin for you.
  7. Heat vegetable oil in a 12-inch cast iron skillet over medium-high heat.
  8. When oil is hot, add tenderloin and sear for about 3 to 4 minutes per side, or until browned all around.
  9. Transfer skillet to the oven and continue to cook for 25 to 30 minutes, or until internal temperature reaches 130˚F. Cooking time can vary depending on your oven and the thickness of your tenderloin; always check for desired doneness using a meat thermometer.
  10. Remove skillet from oven and transfer meat to a cutting board.
  11. Tent a piece of foil over the tenderloin and let rest for 10 to 15 minutes before cutting.
  12. Cut into 1/2-inch slices and serve.

This great family recipe is thanks to Diethood at


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