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Seared Beef Tenderloin with Dijon and Herbs

Yield 8 servings (serving size: about 3 ounces)
An herb-mustard coating is a classic preparation for beef tenderloin. Add one teaspoon chopped fresh tarragon to the herb mixture, if desired. Serve with roasted potatoes and Brussels sprouts for an easy yet special dinner for guests.

Ingredients

  • 1 (2-pound) beef tenderloin, trimmed
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • Cooking spray
  • 3 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme

Nutrition Information

  • calories 149
  • caloriesfromfat 32 %
  • fat 5.3 g
  • satfat 2 g
  • monofat 2.1 g
  • polyfat 0.2 g
  • protein 22.3 g
  • carbohydrate 1.4 g
  • fiber 0.1 g
  • cholesterol 52 mg
  • iron 1.5 mg
  • sodium 404 mg
  • calcium 19 mg

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 425°.

  2. Sprinkle beef with salt and pepper. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add beef to pan; cook 2 minutes on each side or until browned.

  3. Combine mustard and garlic in a small bowl. Rub mustard mixture evenly over beef. Combine parsley, rosemary, and thyme in a small bowl. Sprinkle beef evenly with parsley mixture. Place beef on a broiler pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 425° for 26 minutes or until a thermometer registers 135° or until desired degree of doneness. Place tenderloin on a platter; let stand 10 minutes before slicing.