Horseradish-Encrusted Beef Tenderloin
Total TimePrep: 35 min. + cooling Bake: 45 min. + standing
- 1 whole garlic bulb
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- 1/3 cup prepared horseradish
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon dried basil
- 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 1/3 cup soft bread crumbs
- 1 beef tenderloin roast (3 pounds)
- Remove papery outer skin from garlic (do not peel or separate cloves). Cut top off garlic bulb; brush with oil. Wrap in heavy-duty foil. Bake at 425° until softened, 30-35 minutes. Cool for 10-15 minutes.
- Squeeze softened garlic into a small bowl; stir in the horseradish, salt, basil, thyme and pepper. Add bread crumbs; toss to coat. Spread over top of tenderloin. Place on a rack in a large shallow roasting pan.
- Bake at 400° until meat reaches desired doneness (for medium-rare, a thermometer should read 135°; medium, 140°; medium-well, 145°), 45-55 minutes. Let stand for 10 minutes before slicing.
Nutrition Facts5 ounces cooked beef: 268 calories, 11g fat (4g saturated fat), 75mg cholesterol, 119mg sodium, 4g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 37g protein. Diabetic exchanges: 5 lean meat.
Dec 26, 2014
Made this for Christmas dinner and it was very well received! I roasted the garlic earlier in the day. When cool, I used the side of a wide blade knife to mash the roasted garlic into a paste, mixed with the horseradish & breadcrumbs and set aside. Took meat out of the frig 30 minutes prior to roasting. Followed the recipe exactly and it turned out perfectly. Will definitely make this again; easy and elegant!