Photo: Alison Miksch; Prop Styling: Audrey Davis; Food Styling: Cat Steele
Active Time
10 Mins
Total Time
9 Hours 10 Mins
Yield
Serves 20 (serving size: 2 1/2 oz.)

This beef tenderloin recipe is magic. The result is delicious enough for a special occasion, yet it is simple enough to be made on a weeknight. You can let the beef tenderloin chill for up to 24 hours, if desired. If you prefer medium, cook the tenderloin until it reaches an internal temperature of 140-145 degrees. Purchasing high quality meat will make all of the difference in the tenderness and flavor of the final product. Serve this main with roasted potatoes, asparagus, and a glass of red  wine. 

How to Make It

Step 1

Stir together butter, salt, mustard, pepper, and garlic. Place beef on a wire rack in a rimmed baking sheet. Rub butter mixture all over beef, and chill, uncovered, at least 8 hours.

Step 2

Let beef stand about 20 minutes at room temperature. Preheat oven to 425°F. Bake in preheated oven until a meat thermometer inserted into thickest portion registers 135°F (medium-rare), 25 to 30 minutes. Cover loosely with aluminum foil; let rest about 15 minutes before slicing.

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