Hands-on Time
10 Mins
Total Time
50 Mins
Makes 12 to 14 appetizer servings

When seasoning roasts, this will generally do the trick: 1 tsp. of kosher salt per pound of meat. Plan on about 5 pounds of meat for every 12 guests.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 425°. Place beef on a wire rack in a jelly-roll pan. Rub butter over beef, and sprinkle with salt and pepper.

Step 2

Bake at 425° for 25 to 35 minutes or until a meat thermometer inserted into thickest portion registers 135° (medium rare). Cover loosely with aluminum foil; let stand 15 minutes before slicing.

Step 3

Note: We tested with Diamond Crystal Kosher Salt.

Ratings & Reviews

So easy, so good

December 30, 2016
Tried this Recipe at Christmas and it is DEElicious!  We cooked at 500 degrees for 30 minutes.  Prep time was minimal.  A few tips: take the butter out of the frig in the morning so it is room temp when you rub in on the tenderloin.  Also, a clean over is a MUST otherwise you will set of the smoke alarm...trust me I know!