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Herbed Tenderloin

Herbed TenderloinA roast for your most elegant dinner party.

Recipe Ingredients:

4 pounds well-trimmed beef tenderloin roast
1 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
1/2 teaspoon cracked black pepper
2 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan cheese
Salt to taste

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat 425ºF (220ºC).
  2. Combine Italian seasoning and black pepper. Press evenly onto all sides of roast.
  3. Place roast on a rack in a shallow roasting pan. Insert meat thermometer so bulb is centered in thickest part. Do not add water or cover.
  4. Roast approximately 45 to 50 minutes for medium-rare or medium doneness.
  5. Remove roast when meat thermometer registers 140ºF (60ºC) for medium-rare, 150ºF (65ºC) for medium.
  6. Sprinkle with the Parmesan cheese. Let stand 15 minutes.
  7. Carve roast into slices, season with salt as desired.

Makes 8 to 10 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/8 of recipe): 347 Calories; 15g Total Fat; 6g Saturated Fat; 135mg Cholesterol; 3mg Iron; 122mg Sodium; 9mg Zinc; 50g Protein; .24g Carbohydrates; .11g Dietary Fiber.

Recipe and photograph courtesy of The Beef Checkoff.