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Easy & Elegant Tenderloin Roast

I love the simplicity of the recipe. Olive oil, garlic, salt and pepper. Just add the tenderloin and pop it in the oven. In an hour or so you’ve got an impressive main dish to feed a crowd. This leaves you with more time to visit with family and less time fussing in the kitchen. —Mary Kandell, Huron, Ohio
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Bake: 45 min. + standing
  • Makes
    12 servings


  • 1 beef tenderloin (5 pounds)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 teaspoons sea salt
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons coarsely ground pepper


  • Preheat oven to 425°. Place roast on a rack in a shallow roasting pan. In a small bowl, mix the oil, garlic, salt and pepper; rub over roast.
  • Roast until meat reaches desired doneness (for medium-rare, a thermometer should read 135°; medium, 140°; medium-well, 145°), 45-65 minutes. Remove from oven; tent with foil. Let stand 15 minutes before slicing.
Nutrition Facts
5 ounces cooked beef: 294 calories, 13g fat (5g saturated fat), 82mg cholesterol, 394mg sodium, 1g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 40g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 5 lean meat, 1/2 fat.

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  • Renee
    Dec 22, 2018

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  • zinger01
    Jan 4, 2014

    I made this for our Christmas dinner and it turned out absolutely perfect! The rub is outstanding and I will definitely be making this again! Yum!

  • Mrs.Haddad
    Dec 26, 2013

    Great recipe!My husband loved it as did my kids.I will definitely be using this recipe again!

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    Jul 26, 2013

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  • martinna
    Dec 30, 2012

    I made this for our family Christmas dinner and could not be happier with it! The simple garlic rub was perfect. Served with horseradish cream and sauteed mushrooms. To make the rub I put the whole garlic cloves with the rest of the ingredients in a food processor.

  • JamminJewels
    Dec 27, 2012

    Made this for Christmas dinner this year. It was wonderful and so easy. Everyone asked for it again even the grandkids.