8 servings (serving size: 3 ounces meat and about 1/4 cup sauce)

Add simple, elegant flavor to a roasted beef tenderloin by marinating it in a mixture of vermouth and fresh herbs and serving it with a flavorful horseradish sauce.  If you don't want to use vermouth, you can substitute an equal amount of low-sodium beef broth.

How to Make It

Step 1

Fold under 3 inches of small end of tenderloin, and tie tenderloin with string at 2-inch intervals. Combine 1/2 cup vermouth, oil, and next 6 ingredients (oil through garlic) in a large zip-top plastic bag. Add tenderloin to bag, and seal. Marinate in refrigerator at least 8 hours, turning bag occasionally.

Step 2

Preheat oven to 450°.

Step 3

Remove the tenderloin from bag, and discard marinade. Place the tenderloin on a broiler pan coated with cooking spray. Insert meat thermometer into thickest portion of tenderloin. Bake at 450° for 35 minutes or until thermometer registers 145° (medium-rare) to 160° (medium). Place tenderloin on a platter, reserving drippings. Cover tenderloin with foil, and let stand 10 minutes. Remove string before slicing tenderloin.

Step 4

Place 1 cup vermouth in a saucepan; bring to a boil, and simmer until reduced to 1/2 cup (about 9 minutes). Stir in broth; bring to a boil, and simmer 10 minutes. Stir in reserved drippings, tomato paste, and horseradish. Serve sauce with tenderloin.

Step 5

Note: Buffalo and other game meats may be purchased through D'Artagnan Inc. (800/327-8246).

Chef's Notes

A (6-pound) buffalo tenderloin can be substituted for beef tenderloin. Bake at 450º for 55 minutes or until desired degree of doneness.

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Ratings & Reviews

deespur's Review

January 01, 2015

stellacorona's Review

January 02, 2013
this was just awesome! had a 3# loin butt.... roasted in convection oven (425) with probe set internally to 145. best chunk of meat i've ever made!! served with the Port-Wine Mushroom sauce instead of the sauce in the recipe. this is def a special occasion meal! i was hesitant to use my convection portion of oven for a long time, but now use it on about everything.

rcturner's Review

December 25, 2011

bethwheeler's Review

January 01, 2009
This was delicious and easy. My kids were thrilled with a different taste to their favorite Christmas meal. It is our new standard.

japleve's Review

December 29, 2008
This is the first time I have worked with a whole filet. I purchased a 7 pound filet at B.J. wholesale and followed the exact directions. It was excellent. I was leary about putting tomato paste in the broth and vermouth but it too was a very good sauce. There were little drippings to add to the sauce but it came together easily. We added potatoes, carrots and a salad.

trueblonde03's Review

December 24, 2008
I have made this twice for Christmas Eve dinner. It is excellent. The meat melts in your mouth! The sauce is delicious. Always get RAVE reviews on this meal. We serve with twice baked potatoes and popovers and green beans with carmelized onions. I would recommend this recipe for anyone looking for a real treat and to impress! I doubled the recipe and the only problem was the length of time to cook- took an hour or more. I will definitely make this AGAIN!