Marinated Beef Tenderloin

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. + marinating Bake: 55 min. + standing


8 servings

Updated: Aug. 25, 2023
My three grown children and grandkids enjoy this tempting beef tenderloin marinade. Leftovers make wonderful sandwiches with fresh bread and Dijon mustard. I sometimes substitute a marinated eye of round roast. —Connie Scheffer, Salina, Kansas
Marinated Beef Tenderloin Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 cup soy sauce
  • 3/4 cup beef broth
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 4 to 5 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 beef tenderloin roast (3-1/2 to 4 pounds)


  1. In a bowl, combine the first 9 ingredients; mix well. Cover and refrigerate 1 cup for basting. Pour remaining marinade into a shallow dish; add bay leaf and tenderloin. Turn to coat; cover and refrigerate overnight.
  2. Drain beef, discarding marinade and bay leaf. Place tenderloin on a rack in a shallow roasting pan. Bake, uncovered, at 425° until meat reaches desired doneness, 55-60 minutes (for medium-rare, a thermometer should read 135°; medium, 140°; medium-well, 145°), basting often with reserved marinade. Let stand for 15 minutes before slicing.
Marinated Beef Tenderloin Tips

Can you use this beef tenderloin marinade on other cuts of beef?

If you are unable to find tenderloin or are looking for a more affordable cut, you have options! While it's not as tender, sirloin steak is a great cut of meat and equally flavorful. If you want to venture away from beef, pork tenderloin is a great option, too.

What else can you put in this beef tenderloin marinade?

You can really make this beef tenderloin marinade your own with just a few swaps. If you don’t have soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce is a great substitute that will still provide a savory flavor. A splash of red wine along with your broth can complement and balance the flavor of the beef.

What can you serve with marinated beef tenderloin?

The traditional mashed potato is always a classic side to serve with beef tenderloin. Our honey garlic green beans complement this savory beef dish and provide a great pop of color. Drizzle some red wine cranberry sauce over it all and you have a full meal!

—Ellie Crowley, Taste of Home Culinary Assistant

Nutrition Facts

7 ounces cooked beef: 610 calories, 40g fat (12g saturated fat), 169mg cholesterol, 2191mg sodium, 1g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 58g protein.