This beef tenderloin is seared to golden brown perfection, then topped with flavorful garlic butter and roasted in the oven. An easy and elegant dinner option that's great for entertaining and for holiday meals.
5lbbeef tenderlointrimmed and tied. You can leave the tenderloin whole or cut it into 2 pieces for easier handling.
parsley sprigsoptional garnish
Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F.
Heat the olive oil in a large oven safe pan over high heat. Rub the salt and pepper all over the tenderloin.
Sear the meat on all sides until browned, about 4 minutes per side.
In a small bowl, mix together the butter and garlic. Spread the butter mixture all over the meat.
Place the pan in the oven. Cook for 20 minutes or until a thermometer reaches at least 125 degrees F for medium rare meat. If you prefer your meat to be less pink, you can leave it in for longer. Refer to the meat temperature cooking guide in the text of the post.