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Beef Tenderloin With Avocado Béarnaise Sauce

Yield 8 to 10 servings


  • 1 (4-pound) trimmed beef tenderloin
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 3 tablespoons butter or margarine, softened
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon rind
  • Avocado Béarnaise Sauce

How to Make It

  1. Sprinkle tenderloin evenly with salt and pepper. Stir together butter and next 3 ingredients, and rub mixture over tenderloin. Cover and chill 1 to 2 hours. Place in an aluminum foil-lined 15- x 10-inch jellyroll pan.

  2. Bake tenderloin at 400° for 50 minutes or until a meat thermometer inserted into thickest portion registers 145° (medium-rare). Remove from oven, and let stand 15 minutes. Serve with Avocado Bearnaise Sauce.