Peppered Beef Tenderloin With Portobello-Marsala Sauce

Peppered Beef Tenderloin With Portobello-Marsala SauceRecipe
This peppered beef tenderloin recipe is perfect for holidays and special occasions.


Makes 6 to 8 servings

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 5 Minutes
Broil: 15 Minutes
Bake: 35 Minutes
Stand: 40 Minutes


2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon lemon pepper
1/4 teaspoon granulated garlic
1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
1 (4-pound) beef tenderloin, trimmed
Garnishes: fresh thyme sprigs, roasted garlic bulbs


Combine first 5 ingredients; pat mixture evenly over beef. Cover and stand at room temperature 30 minutes.

Broil 6 inches from heat 15 minutes on a lightly greased rack in a roasting pan; reduce oven temperature to 375°, and bake 30 to 35 minutes or until a meat thermometer inserted into thickest portion registers 140° or to desired degree of doneness. Remove from oven; let stand 10 minutes before slicing. Serve with Portobello-Marsala Sauce. Garnish, if desired.


Ask your butcher to trim the tenderloin, or do it yourself. Use a sharp, thin knife to cut away the top layer of fat and the thin (about 2-inch-wide) membrane called silver skin.