Teriyaki Beef Tenderloin Recipe
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Teriyaki Beef Tenderloin Recipe

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A beautiful glaze coats this fantastic tenderloin that's as easy as it is delicious. All you have to do is throw some ingredients together and let the marinade do all the work. —Lily Julow, Lawrenceville, Georgia
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + marinating Bake: 45 min. + standing
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + marinating Bake: 45 min. + standing
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 1 cup sherry or reduced-sodium beef broth
  • 1/2 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 envelope onion soup mix
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 beef tenderloin roast (2 pounds)
  • 2 tablespoons water


  1. In a large bowl, combine the sherry, soy sauce, soup mix and brown sugar. Pour 1 cup into a large resealable plastic bag; add tenderloin. Seal bag and turn to coat; refrigerate for 5 hours or overnight. Cover and refrigerate remaining marinade.
  2. Preheat oven to 425°. Drain and discard marinade. Place tenderloin on a rack in a shallow roasting pan. Bake, uncovered, 45-50 minutes or until meat reaches desired doneness (for medium-rare, a thermometer should read 145°; medium, 160°; well-done, 170°), basting often with 1/3 cup reserved marinade. Let stand for 10-15 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, bring water and remaining marinade to a rolling boil 1 minute or until sauce is slightly reduced. Slice beef; serve with sauce. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Teriyaki Beef Tenderloin in Simple & Delicious November/December 2008, p42

Light-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.

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Reviewed Sep. 27, 2015

"This was a delicious marinade and gave the tenderloin great flavor. We will definitely be making this again."

Reviewed Mar. 5, 2015

"Added honey instead of brown sugar. Yummy recipe. !"

Reviewed Jan. 8, 2015

"Yummy. Loved the flavors. I will make it again."

Reviewed Dec. 15, 2014

"I made this tenderloin with the marinade recipe and everyone just raved about the flavor. It was our all time favorite. Will be our new Christmas tradition for meat."

Reviewed Dec. 11, 2014

"Definitely yummy! Basted every 10 minutes and nice gooey glaze appeared on top - however, the little onions from the onion soup package crisped and burned on the outside. We will definitely make this again! Served it sliced over Quick Fried Rice with a side of Garlic Roasted Broccoli (both from this website.)"

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