Chateaubriand Tenderloin Roast

This delicious cut of beef tenderloin is seared on the outside to give it a delicious crust and then roasted to perfection, for a melt-in-your-mouth experience. Truly an indulgence your family deserves. 



·       4 to 5 lb. Beef tenderloin, trimmed, cut in two pieces and tied.

·       1 tsp salt

·       1/2 tsp black pepper

·       2 tbsp olive oil

·       4 tbsp butter, salted, softened

·       2 tsp garlic, minced 

·       1 tsp horseradish, prepared or Dijon mustard

·       1 tsp rosemary, minced



  1. The Day Before Cooking (*optional):
    1. Trim the beef tenderloin if it's not already, then cut in half to make two pieces. Tuck the long end under and use butcher's twine to tie the tenderloin. *
    2. Season all over with salt and pepper and leave in fridge, uncovered overnight, or at least 10 hours. *not necessary, but helps to give the tenderloin a great crust.
Day of Cooking:
  1. Tie up tenderloin and season with salt and pepper if you did not do this the day prior. Remove from fridge and set on counter for about 2 hours prior to cooking, to come to room temperature.
  2. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  3. Place oil in a large cast-iron skillet and heat over medium-high heat. Sear the beef tenderloin on all sides, about 3 to 5 minutes per side, creating a nice golden-brown crust.
  4. Meanwhile combine the softened butter, garlic, horseradish and herbs in a small dish and mix. Slather the seared tenderloin with the butter mixture and then insert a probe thermometer. If using the skillet, place in preheated oven, or transfer to a baking dish and place in preheated oven.
  5. Roast until desired internal temperature is reached, about 20 to 25 minutes. *see notes for temperatures.
  6. Remove tenderloin from oven and transfer to a cutting board. Let rest for 15 to 20 minutes to allow the juices to redistribute before slicing into 1" slices.

Bonus Tip: Pull the beef out before the target internal temperature as the meat continues to cook as it rests, taking medium rare beef to medium. Otherwise, it overcooks while resting!


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