Prep 10 mins
Cook 50 mins
This is great done on a grill too!
- 1 teaspoon oregano
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 1 teaspoon thyme
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1⁄2 teaspoon onion powder
- 1⁄2 teaspoon basil
- 1 teaspoon cracked black pepper
- 1⁄8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 3 lbs beef tenderloin
- Mix all the spices together well.
- Rub into the tenderloin.
- Place on rack in a roasting pan.
- Bake at 400* for 45 minutes----rare; 60 minutes---medium rare; 65 minutes---medium; 73 minutes---well done.
- Let stand for 10 minutes before slicing.
I bought a beautiful piece of eye-fillet for a treat tonight, went looking for a quick recipe for it and found this. The combination of excellent meat and this tasty rub made for a really yummy dinner. Cooked rare, served with parmesan leeks, asparagus and jacket potatoes, it was fantastic.
Beef tenderloin was on sale today at my local store. I knew ahead of time,so looked for recipes. This is wonderful - never thought to cook beef tenderloin on a rack in a roasting pan. I got a very nice chunk that was about 2 and 2/3 pounds, had all the ingredients in my cabinet, and we all ate like pigs. None left! Made twice-baked potatoes, and a veggie on the side. This is a keeper, and very easy, and a very tasty, peppery, delight! Thank you!
Used this for our New Year's Day dinner, on a really lovely 1 3/4 lb beef tenderloin. We roasted it for about 20 minutes to get extremely rare meat; it could've gone another 5 and still been sublime. The rub resulted in a spicy, perfectly seasoned roast. I didn't change a thing, and won't in the future. It's totally perfect as is - delicious and memorable. Thanks, Inez, for a spectacular recipe!