Beef Tenderloin is the perfect cut for any celebration and is one of the tenderest, richest cuts of beef. It doesn’t require much in the way of spicing or sauces because the meat shines on its own.
Try this easy to prepare Peppercorn Roasted Beef Tenderloin recipe today.
1 whole beef tenderloin, trimmed of all visible fat
2 teaspoons sugar
1/2 cup tri-colour peppercorns, crushed with a rolling pin
1 stick butter
2 cloves garlic, crushed
Preheat the oven to 475 degrees F.
Place the tenderloin on a roasting rack. Sprinkle generously with kosher salt and sugar, which will deepen the savoury flavours.
Press the crushed peppercorns all over the surface of the meat. Insert a meat thermometer and place in the oven until the beef registers 120 to 125 degrees F for medium-rare/rare. Beef will probably cook in 20 to 25 minutes depending on its temp before it goes in the oven.
While the meat is roasting, melt the butter with the garlic in a small skillet, and allow the butter to slightly brown. Remove the garlic and discard.
Remove the meat when it’s done and pour the garlic butter over gently (it should sizzle when it hits the meat). Cover the meat loosely with foil and allow to rest for 10 minutes before slicing.