Peppery Beef Tenderloin

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 50 mins

This is great done on a grill too!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix all the spices together well.
  2. Rub into the tenderloin.
  3. Place on rack in a roasting pan.
  4. Bake at 400* for 45 minutes----rare; 60 minutes---medium rare; 65 minutes---medium; 73 minutes---well done.
  5. Let stand for 10 minutes before slicing.
Most Helpful

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.

JustJanS December 09, 2002

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!

HEP MEP January 09, 2003

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!

Lizzie-Babette January 01, 2003