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Best Beef Tenderloin Recipe

This simple and easy recipe makes the absolute BEST Beef Tenderloin that is moist, juicy and melt in your mouth tender.


  • 1 whole beef tenderloin
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon coarsely ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2- 3 tablespoons unsalted butter


  1. Preheat oven to 500 degrees F.
  2. Trim the beef tenderloin by removing all the fat, silver sheath and side panel of meat. Cut out the center of the tenderloin by removing the top and bottom portions, leaving only the center portion.
  3. Season each side and the ends of the tenderloin with salt and pepper. Let sit for 10 minutes so that the seasoning has time to set.
  4. In a large skillet on medium-high heat add 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Once hot, brown the tenderloin on each side and on the ends.
  5. Place the tenderloin in a 13 x 9 rimmed baking dish. Top with slices of butter.
  6. Bake for 25 minutes or until the center internal temperature reaches 130 degrees F.
  7. Remove the beef from the oven, cover it tightly with aluminum foil, and allow it to rest at room temperature for 20 minutes.

Recipe Notes

Recipe courtesy of Old World Garden Farms