Peppered Beef Tenderloin

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Preparation time: 10 mins
Cooking time: 45 mins plus standing

Difficulty: Easy - for beginners
Serves: 10-12 servings


•3 tablespoons coarsely ground pepper
•2 tablespoons olive oil
•1 tablespoon grated lemon peel
•1 teaspoon salt
•2 garlic cloves, minced
•1 beef tenderloin roast (3 to 4 pounds)


•Combine the pepper, oil, lemon peel, salt and garlic; rub over tenderloin. Place on a greased rack in a foil-lined roasting pan.
• Bake, uncovered, at 400° for 45-65 minutes or until beef reaches desired doneness (for medium-rare, a meat thermometer should read 145°; medium, 160°; well-done, 170°). Cover and let stand for 10 minutes before slicing. Yield: 10-12 servings.


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