Slow-Roasted Beef Tenderloin

Roasting beef over a bed of herbs infuses the meat with fragrance and flavor. Serve with mushroom tumble and spicy horseradish cream sauce.

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Makes:
8 servings
Prep:
20 mins
Roast:
1 hr 250/425 degrees F
Stand:
10 mins
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Slow-Roasted Beef Tenderloin

Ingredients
1
2 1/2 pound beef tenderloin
2
tablespoons cooking oil
1
1
teaspoon cracked black pepper
1/2
teaspoon sea salt or kosher salt or 1/4 tsp. salt
4
4
4
1
Mushroom Tumble or Horseradish Cream (see below)
 

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 250 degrees F. Drizzle tenderloin with cooking oil. Rub minced garlic evenly over the surface of the meat. Sprinkle with pepper and salt.
  2. Place rosemary, oregano, and thyme sprigs in the bottom of a 13x9x2-inch baking pan. Add a roasting rack. Place meat on rack.
  3. Roast meat, uncovered, 20 minutes. Increase oven temperature to 425 degrees F. Roast until an instant-read thermometer inserted in thickest part of meat registers 135 degrees F (about 30 to 40 minutes). Remove from oven. Cover loosely with foil. Let stand 10 minutes.
  4. Serve beef with Mushroom Tumble or Horseradish Cream; sprinkle with fresh thyme sprigs. Makes 8 to 10 servings.

From the Test Kitchen

Test Kitchen Tip:

Slow roasting in the early stages ensures that the meat is tender.

Horseradish Cream

Ingredients

1
7 ounce carton creme fraiche or dairy sour cream
2
tablespoons prepared horseradish
1/8
teaspoon salt
1/8
teaspoon ground black pepper

Directions

  1. In a small bowl stir together carton creme fraiche or dairy sour cream and prepared horseradish. Stir in salt and pepper. Serve immediately, or cover and refrigerate up to 3 days. Remove from refrigerator; allow to stand 30 minutes before serving. Makes 1 cup.

Mushroom Tumble

Ingredients

6
cups assorted mushrooms (halve any large mushrooms and remove stems, if necessary), such as chanterelle, portobello, Shiitake, and oyster
3
tablespoons olive oil
2
tablespoons lemon juice
1
teaspoon reduced-sodium soy sauce
 
coarse sea salt
 
cracked black pepper

Directions

  1. In an extra large bowl toss together mushrooms with olive oil,lemon juice, and soy sauce. Cook, uncovered, in a very large skillet over medium heat until tender, about 10 minutes. Sprinkle with coarse sea salt and cracked black pepper.

Nutrition Facts

(Slow-Roasted Beef Tenderloin)
    Per serving:
  • 316 kcal cal.,
  • 20 g fat
  • (5 g sat. fat,
  • 3 g polyunsaturated fat,
  • 9 g monounsatured fat),
  • 87 mg chol.,
  • 238 mg sodium,
  • 3 g carb.,
  • 1 g fiber,
  • 2 g sugar,
  • 32 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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