Garlic Herbed Beef Tenderloin

Total Time

Prep: 5 min. Bake: 40 min. + standing


12 servings

Updated: Oct. 31, 2023
You don't need much seasoning to add flavor to this tender beef roast. The mild blend of rosemary, basil and garlic does the trick. —Ruth Andrewson, Leavenworth, Washington
Garlic Herbed Beef Tenderloin Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 beef tenderloin roast (3 pounds)
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 3/4 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed


  1. Tie tenderloin at 2-in. intervals with a kitchen string. Combine oil and garlic; brush over meat. Combine the salt, pepper, basil and rosemary; sprinkle evenly over meat. Place on a rack in a shallow roasting pan.
  2. Bake, uncovered, at 425° until meat reaches desired doneness (for medium-rare, a thermometer should read 135°; medium, 140°; medium-well, 145°), 40-50 minutes. Let stand for 10 minutes before slicing.

Nutrition Facts

3 ounces cooked beef: 198 calories, 10g fat (4g saturated fat), 78mg cholesterol, 249mg sodium, 1g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 25g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat.