Preparation time: 10 mins
Cooking time: 45 mins plus standing
Difficulty: Easy - for beginners
Serves: 10-12 servings
â€¢3 tablespoons coarsely ground pepper
â€¢2 tablespoons olive oil
â€¢1 tablespoon grated lemon peel
â€¢1 teaspoon salt
â€¢2 garlic cloves, minced
â€¢1 beef tenderloin roast (3 to 4 pounds)
â€¢Combine the pepper, oil, lemon peel, salt and garlic; rub over tenderloin. Place on a greased rack in a foil-lined roasting pan.
â€¢ 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.