Holiday Beef Tenderloin

Southern Living
For a beef tenderloin recipe that's perfect for holiday entertaining, coat the tenderloin in a spice mixture of cumin, nutmeg and red pepper before roasting and garnish with fresh rosemary sprigs.
8 servings


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1 tablespoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoons onion powder
1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
1 1/2 teaspoons pepper
1 teaspoon ground red pepper
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 (5-pound) beef tenderloin, trimmed
1/4 cup olive oil
Garnishes: fresh rosemary sprigs, fresh sage sprigs


Combine first 7 ingredients.

Rub tenderloin with oil; coat with spice mixture. Place in a roasting pan; cover and chill 8 hours.

Bake at 500° 15 minutes or until browned. Lower temperature to 375°; bake for 20 more minutes or until desired degree of doneness. Let stand 10 minutes. Slice; serve with horseradish mayonnaise. Garnish, if desired.

Created date

October 2003