Pepper-Crusted Beef Tenderloin with Horseradish Sauce

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Dress up simple, yet elegant, beef tenderloin with a homemade horseradish sauce for a delicious dinner that's perfect for a crowd.
16 servings (serving size: 3 ounces beef and 1 tablespoon horseradish sauce)


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1 (4-pound) beef tenderloin
1 1/2 teaspoons olive oil
3 tablespoons dry breadcrumbs
3 tablespoons minced fresh flat-leaf parsley
1 1/2 teaspoons coarsely ground black pepper
3/4 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
Cooking spray
1 cup fat-free sour cream
2 tablespoons prepared horseradish
1 teaspoon grated lemon rind
1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1/4 teaspoon hot pepper sauce


Preheat oven to 400°.

Trim fat from tenderloin; fold under 3 inches of small end. Rub the tenderloin with oil. Combine the breadcrumbs, parsley, pepper, and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Rub the tenderloin with crumb mixture; coat with cooking spray. Place tenderloin on the rack of a broiler pan or roasting pan. Insert a meat thermometer into thickest portion of tenderloin. Bake at 400° for 30 minutes. Increase oven temperature to 425° (do not remove roast from oven). Bake an additional 10 minutes or until the thermometer registers 140° (medium-rare) to 155° (medium). Place the tenderloin on a platter, and cover with foil. Let stand 10 minutes for tenderloin to reabsorb juices. (Temperature of roast will increase 5° upon standing.)

Combine 1/4 teaspoon salt, the sour cream, and the remaining ingredients in a small bowl. Serve with the beef.

Created date

October 2000

Nutritional Information

Calories 195
Caloriesfromfat 39 %
Fat 8.4 g
Satfat 3.2 g
Monofat 3.4 g
Polyfat 0.4 g
Protein 25.3 g
Carbohydrate 2.4 g
Fiber 0.2 g
Cholesterol 71 mg
Iron 3.2 mg
Sodium 193 mg
Calcium 12 mg