Makes 8 to 10 servings

For a meal that's sure to impress guests, make this Garlic-and-Rosemary Beef Tenderloin. The garlic and dried rosemary in the marinade gives the dish a ton of flavor.

How to Make It

Step 1

Combine first 5 ingredients in a large shallow dish or heavy-duty zip-top plastic bag; add beef. Cover or seal, and chill at least 8 hours, turning occasionally.

Step 2

Remove beef from marinade, discarding marinade. Place in a roasting pan; sprinkle evenly with pepper, and let stand 30 minutes.

Step 3

Bake at 500° for 15 minutes or until lightly browned. Lower temperature to 375°; bake 20 more minutes or to desired degree of doneness. Let tenderloin stand 10 minutes before slicing.

Ratings & Reviews

SCkitchen's Review

January 06, 2014
This is the absolute best marinade for beef tenderloin. We've used it for our Christmas Eve dinner the past several years and it never disappoints. We use it for tailgating, too - just put the meat and marinade in a ziplock bag and put it in the cooler until time to grill at the game. It's also great for other meats - I've used it on quail with outstanding results. We've tried other tenderloin recipes, but always come back to this one.

kadee1's Review

April 02, 2010
This is one of the best recipes ever - easy to prepare, to cook and serve - your guests will love it and what an impression you will make. I made it with roasted sweet potatoes and asparagus with hollandaise. I am not a big beef eater but this is something I crave. Outstanding.