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Ridiculously Tasty Beef Tenderloin

  • Author: Terryn
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x
  • Method: Oven Roasting


This is what happens when my Ridiculously Tasty Roast Beef and Roasted Tenderloin with Mushroom & Red Wine Sauce recipes have a baby. 😉 


  • 3 pound tenderloin, tied together  
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh basil
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh rosemary
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil


  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Mix all the ingredients, besides the tenderloin, together in a small bowl. 
  3. Rub the tenderloin with herb mixture on all sides. Put the tenderloin in a shallow roasting pan and roast in the preheated oven for 30 to 40 minutes.
  4. Remove the tenderloin from the oven when an oven-safe meat thermometer reads 135 degrees for medium rare or 145 degrees for medium.
  5. Transfer the tenderloin to a carving board and tent loosely with aluminum foil. For a juicy/tender slice of tenderloin, do not carve immediately. Instead, let the tenderloin stand, tented, for 10 to 15 minutes before carving.
  6. Cut the tenderloin into ½ inch slices, place on a plate, serve with your choice of sides, and prepare yourself for a mouthful of flavor. Enjoy!


  • This video from Martha is a great guide for tying your tenderloin. However, I do NOT recommend letting your uncooked beef come to room temperature. Ever.