Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Mindi Shapiro Levine
Prep Time
10 Mins
Cook Time
14 Mins
Stand Time
5 Mins
Yield
Makes 4 servings

Prepare this simple, but outstanding seared beef tenderloin recipe for guests.

How to Make It

Step 1

Sprinkle fillets with pepper and salt.

Step 2

Melt butter with olive oil in a large stainless steel or cast-iron skillet over medium heat. Add fillets, and cook 5 to 7 minutes on each side or to desired degree of doneness. Let stand 5 minutes.

Ratings & Reviews

bnilsen's Review

bnilsen
March 27, 2010
So simple a caveman could make this dish! If you have very good filet you can't go wrong, just don't overcook it. I did 7 min on one side and 5 min on the other. The result was medium rare. For rare, you'd probably be ok wit 5 min per side. Be sure to bring meat to room temp before cooking.

Melissa69
April 30, 2016
7/5 was a wonderful suggestion! Too Delish!