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Beef Tenderloin Roast

This beef tenderloin roast is a simple way to dress up a holiday dinner. Plus it is actually easy to make because it bakes in the oven unattended, allowing you to prepare other parts of the meal.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 5 min. Bake: 45 min. + standing
  • Makes
    12 servings


  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 3/4 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion salt
  • 1 beef tenderloin roast (3-1/2 pounds)
  • 1 cup beef broth


  • In a small bowl, combine the mustard, garlic, pepper, garlic salt and onion salt; brush over tenderloin. Place in a shallow roasting pan. Bake, uncovered, at 425° for 45 minutes or until meat reaches desired doneness (for medium-rare, a thermometer should read 135°; medium, 140°; medium-well, 145°).
  • Remove tenderloin from pan; let stand for 10-15 minutes before slicing. Meanwhile, add broth to pan drippings, stirring to loosen browned bits; heat through. Serve with sliced beef.
Nutrition Facts
4-1/2 ounce-weight: 209 calories, 10g fat (4g saturated fat), 83mg cholesterol, 345mg sodium, 1g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 28g protein.

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  • ReneeMurby
    Mar 9, 2014

    Excellent exactly as is. My significant other always cooks the beef tenderloin but this time I did it and followed this recipe exactly. He said, "From now on you are in charge of the Beef Tenderloin, this is phenomenal."

  • Idahogem1
    Sep 22, 2013

    Outstanding! This was so simple and yet so flavorful! I added a tablespoon of olive oil to the mustard crust. I did not have garlic and onion salt so I used granulated onion and garlic and then added a pinch of Sel Gris sea salt. The meat was so tender you didn't need a knife to cut it. Absolutely a new favorite in our house.

  • Hannah0418
    Sep 12, 2013

    Made this again and added a couple tbsp of BBQ sauce, omitted the beef broth. EXCELLENT! My tenderloin was smaller so it only needed 22 min at 400.

  • lyndireed
    Feb 10, 2013

    Very good, Tender, good flavor.

  • Hannah0418
    Oct 31, 2011

    nice flavor. easy to make.

  • dilbert098
    Jan 16, 2011

    needed a simple roast beef for my dad to make.. left the list of ingredients for him on the answering machine.. we had it 3 weeks ago and we're still raving about it.. my dad couldn't believe something with only a few ingredients could taste so good! thanks for sharing!

  • needsomezzzs
    Aug 1, 2010

    This was delicious, I added a half cup of red wine while it was roasting. Definately a keeper!

  • valreads
    Dec 26, 2009

    I served this for Christmas dinner. Everyone loved it! It was butter-tender and the dijon mustard rub was fabulous. This one is a winner!

  • Springscook
    Oct 18, 2009

    Delicious! The Dijon mustard added nice flavor.

  • bebopp_PA
    Dec 26, 2008

    Had this for Christmas dinner; never made a tenderloin in my LIFE. I was absolutely FABULOUS! Dh is requesting it for New Years!