Horseradish-Encrusted Beef Tenderloin

Total Time

Prep: 35 min. + cooling Bake: 45 min. + standing


8 servings

Updated: Feb. 10, 2022
Wow friends and family with this tender beef encased in a golden horseradish crust. Roasted garlic boosts the robust flavor even more. —Laura Bagozzi, Dublin, Ohio
Horseradish-Encrusted Beef Tenderloin Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 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)


  1. Remove papery outer skin from garlic bulb (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. Lower oven setting to 400°.
  2. 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.
  3. Bake 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 Facts

5 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.