Kosher Beef Tenderloin

The Backstory: Most of the meals I prepare are basic family dinners.  But when I really want to “put on the dogs” (old fashion saying)  for guests,  I make several different main course  meat dishes. More of the Backstory after the recipe

Beef Tenderloin

As beautiful as this beef looks, it taste even better. Cooked with few ingredients, the beef flavors shine through. No hiding different seasonings. The natural flavors can stand alone and is as tender as its name.
Course Main Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 6 people


  • 3 lbs. Kosher Beef tenderloin
  • 1-2 tbsp. oil
  • 1 tsp. Kosher salt
  • 1 tsp. pepper


  1. Lower oven rack to the center and preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Combine, oil, salt, and pepper and coat mixture all over beef.
  3. Put beef into oven proof large skillet. On top of stove, brown beef on all sides, for about 5+ minutes.
  4. Place skillet in oven, insert a meat thermometer in center of beef.
  5. Bake for 25 minutes. Temperature on thermometer should reach 125 degrees for medium rare. Roast longer if you prefer medium or well done.
  6. Remove beef from oven and tent with foil.
  7. Let rest 10-15 minutes. Carve into 1 or 1 1/2 inches slices and serve.

…The Backstory continues: For the beef lovers out there, here is one of the fanciest dished I make.  This Beef Tenderloin is made for special occasions and I will only serve it to beef-eating lovers. Keep the PC food critics out of my kitchen!!!!!!!!!!!!

This is so easy, and yet when this Beef Tenderloin is sliced and served with your favorite sides, it will seem to guests that you spent hours slaving away in the kitchen. I like to accompany this with rosemary roasted potatoes and green beans with slivered almonds.  I do not know were I got this recipe from. I have several ones like this and I combined a little bit from each recipe to create this one.  When I serve this Beef Tenderloin, I really “put on the dogs”. Out comes the company China, best siverware, top of the line serving pieces.  Of course flowers as a centerpiece and  a great wine to complete the staging. Now is the time to bring out the star of the meal. My perfectly cooked Beef Tenderloin. I hope you will  try this and enjoy  it as much as everyone who I served this to has.  Gosh, I’m getting hungry thinking about this. Time to invite beef lovers to dinner.  Enjoy

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Myrna Turek

Myrna Turek

I'm a domestic goddess who got my 'PhD' in Home Ec in the early 1960s. I was married for 52 years and have six grandchildren. If it were up to me, everything would be fried. Including chocolate.
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