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Roast Beef Tenderloin

Photo: Tina Rupp; Styling: Renata Chaplynsky
Prep time 5 mins
Cook time 22 mins
Yield 4 servings (serving size: 2 slices beef)
Season beef tenderloin with garlic and thyme before roasting for optimal flavor.

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 (1 1/4 pound) center-cut beef tenderloin, trimmed
  • Cooking spray

Nutrition Information

  • calories 246
  • fat 13 g
  • satfat 5 g
  • monofat 5 g
  • polyfat 0.0 g
  • protein 29 g
  • carbohydrate 1 g
  • fiber 0.0 g
  • cholesterol 97 mg
  • iron 3 mg
  • sodium 198 mg
  • calcium 31 mg

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 350°.

  2. Combine thyme, garlic, salt, and pepper; coat beef tenderloin with mixture. Heat a large ovenproof skillet coated with cooking spray over medium-high heat. Add beef; cook 2 minutes on 1 side until browned. Turn beef over.

  3. Transfer skillet to oven; bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 125°. Transfer beef to a carving board; tent with foil, and let stand 10 minutes (internal temperature will rise to 130° for medium-rare).

  4. Cut beef crosswise into 8 slices; transfer to serving plates.