Herb-rubbed Beef Tenderloin



Makes 4 to 6 servings

Recipe from

Coastal Living


1 tablespoon olive oil
1 (2-pound) beef tenderloin, trimmed
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 tablespoons minced garlic
1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary
1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme leaves
1 cup beef broth
3/4 cup dry red wine
4 tablespoons chilled unsalted butter, cut into 4 pieces
1/2 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme leaves


Preheat oven to 400°.

Heat oil in a large heavy-bottom ovenproof skillet. Sprinkle tenderloin with salt and pepper, and cook on all sides 5 minutes or until well-browned.

Remove skillet from heat, and place tenderloin on a plate. Sprinkle tenderloin with garlic, rosemary, and 1 tablespoon thyme, pressing to adhere. Return tenderloin to skillet, and bake at 400° for 20 minutes (to 145° for medium rare) or to desired degree of doneness. Remove from skillet; let stand 10 minutes before slicing.

Add broth and wine to skillet, and place over medium-high heat; bring to a boil, and cook 7 minutes or until reduced to 1/2 cup. Reduce heat to low; whisk in butter one piece at a time. Stir in 1/2 teaspoon thyme. Serve with sliced tenderloin.