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Roasted Herb Garlic Tenderloin


Roasted Herb & Garlic Tenderloin

Roasted Herb & Garlic Tenderloin

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Makes 10 to 12 servings

Ingredients

1 beef tenderloin roast, (3 to 4 pounds) trimmed of fat
1 tablespoon black peppercorns
2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil or 2 teaspoons dried basil
4-1/2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme or 1-1/2 teaspoons dried thyme
1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary or 1 teaspoon dried rosemary
1 tablespoon minced garlic
Salt and black pepper (optional)

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 425°F. To hold shape of roast, tie roast with cotton string at 1-1/2-inch intervals. Place roast on meat rack in shallow roasting pan.
  2. Place peppercorns in small heavy resealable food storage bag. Squeeze out excess air; seal bag tightly. Pound peppercorns with flat side of meat mallet or rolling pin until peppercorns are cracked.
  3. Combine cracked peppercorns, basil, thyme, rosemary and garlic in small bowl; rub over top surface of roast.
  4. Roast 40 to 50 minutes until internal temperature reaches 135°F for medium-rare or 150°F for medium when tested with meat thermometer inserted into the thickest part of roast.
  5. Transfer roast to cutting board; cover with foil. Let stand 10 to 15 minutes before carving. Internal temperature will continue to rise 5°F to 10°F during stand time. Remove and discard string. To serve, carve crosswise into 1/2-inch-thick slices with large carving knife. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

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