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Roast Beef Tenderloin

At a Christmas party recently, I really enjoyed the way my friend prepared her roast beef tenderloin, which was served with an array of sauce and bread. Guests sliced their own roast beef and enjoyed it with the sauce of their choice. I thought it was a nice way to served Roast Beef Tenderloin at parties or gatherings. Get your guests to feel more casual, relaxed, and more at ease.

Roast Beef Tenderloin


1 (2 ½ lbs) Beef Tenderloin, trimmed excess fat and silver skin
1 to 2 Tbsp Olive Oil
Freshly Cracked Black Pepper
Sea Salt
Fresh or Dried Chopped Rosemary


Preheat oven to 450˚F.

Using kitchen string/twine and tie around the tenderloin with equal spacing between each truss. Note: You can ask your butcher to do this for you.

Pat dry the beef tenderloin with paper towels. Rub the tenderloin with olive oil and sprinkle with black pepper, sea salt, and rosemary all over the meat.

Heat a large cast iron pan over high heat and sear the meat on all sides until brown in color.

Place the meat in a baking tray and roast for about 20 to 40 minutes or cooked to your liking. When the tenderloin is cooked, remove from the oven, cover loosely with aluminum foil and let rest for about 15 minutes before serving.


  1. love your photos! what a perfect Christmas dinner dish!

  2. Oh, how fun to get to slice your own roast and then select a sauce! I agree, that totally makes it more casual and fun. This dish looks lovely and I would love to have something like this be the star of our Christmas dinner.

  3. This looks divine! I can't wait to try this... my hubby will LOVE it!

    Great blog; happy I found you!

  4. OMG, I WANT that plate. Gorgeous gorgeous. It looks to die for.

  5. Oh, yummy!! It looks really nice, and when I'll get my oven fixed, I'm surely making this!!

  6. What kind of sauces did your friend serve it with?

  7. I didn't know roast beef was that easy to make. Thanks for the recipe. You wouldn't happen to have a great sauce recipe too, would you? :)

  8. @Angela:She served the roast beef with black peppercorn sauce, mustard, cream, and fruity chutney.

  9. @KY: You can try my Black Pepper Mushroom sauce. here is the recipe:
    1 Tbsp Olive Oil
    2 Tbsp Butter
    ½ Small Red Onion, finely chopped
    200 g Button Mushrooms, halved and thinly sliced
    2-½ tsp All-Purpose Flour
    1-Cup Beef Broth
    3 Tbsp Dry White Wine
    Black Pepper
    Sea Salt

    Place the olive oil and butter in a saucepan over moderate heat, add the red onion, and cook for 5 minutes. (Do not brown)

    Add mushrooms and cook for another 5 minutes, mix in the flour and stir until well mixed.

    Turn the heat on high, pour in the wine, beef broth, black pepper, and season with sea salt. Bring it to a boil and reduce the heat. Let it simmer for about 8 to 10 minutes. Add 1 Tbsp of butter or cream just before serving, if desired.

  10. That looks simply beautiful. I love a great looking piece of beef.


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