An easy to follow recipe for a melt in your mouth beef tenderloin roast that has a crisped flavorful crust, a moist interior and tastes incredible!
Best Beef Tenderloin Recipe
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Have you ever tried Beef Tenderloin?
If you just answered no, then you are really missing out! Beef Tenderloin is whole a Roast of Filet Mignon! Filet Mignon is by far the most tender piece of meat on the cow. Or in other words, the Beef Tenderloin is a roast of melt in your mouth tenderness.
With this recipe, your Beef tenderloin will have the perfect Garlic and Thyme Crispy Crust on the outside and a tender, juicy, medium rare cooked center. It is absolute perfection and tastes like Heaven. If you’ve never had a correctly cooked slice of Beef Tenderloin you are in for a real treat!
How to cook the perfect beef tenderloin:
So, the Beef Tenderloin is an entire roast of Filet Mignon. Well, actually, to get a bit more technical, the tenderloin is a muscle. One that does very little work; hence, it’s tenderness. But because it is a muscle, it is a very lean piece of meat. Which actually makes it healthier.
But don’t worry, I’ll ruin that. We’re gonna rub bacon grease all over the roast. Haha! Because it is so lean, there isn’t really much fat in it or on it. That means there wont be much fat to melt and moisten the meat as it cooks. This is the reason for the added bacon fat; To avoid any dryness in our beef tenderloin.
Foods to serve with Beef
Beef tenderloin is my favorite food in the world! So we have it for a lot of our big feasts (ie: Easter, Christmas, Thursdays…). Some sides I love alongside Beef Tenderloin include:
- Maple Glazed Brussels sprouts (switch out the ham for bacon when cooking it alongside the tenderloin and it will really blow your mind!!!)
- Garlic Smashed Potatoes or Herbs and Cream Scalloped Potatoes
- BLT Burrata Salad
- Homemade French Bread
There are a myriad of other great options to choose from to serve alongside your beef tenderloin. As you can see from our pictures we went to town feasting on this bit of yumminess.
If you happen to have leftovers then be sure to checkout this beef stroganoff recipe.
- 1 Beef Tenderloin Roast
- Approximately 1/2 cup Bacon Drippings
- 2 TBS Salt
- 1 TBS Pepper
- 1.5 TBS Garlic Powder
- 1.5 TBS Onion Powder
- 1.5 TBS Dried Thyme Leaf
- Mix all of the Rub ingredients together.
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Rinse your tenderloin and pat it dry.
- Rub the entire roast down with Bacon drippings.
- Season Generously with the dry rub.
- Place roast on parchment lined cookie sheet. (It doesn't HAVE to be parchment lined, that just really helps with the clean up after...).
- Bake at 425 degrees Fahrenheit until the internal temperature reaches: 120 degrees Fahrenheit for a medium-rare Beef Tenderloin (Approximately 10 minutes per pound). Or 130 degrees Fahrenheit (about 12 minutes per pound), for a medium-Well Beef Tenderloin.
- Remove from oven and let rest in a warm but not hot space for approximately 15 minutes.
- Cut and Serve.