The holidays seem to be the time where we pull out all the stops to entertain our family and friends. One of the main items we seem to always think of as the crown jewel of the meal is of course is the beef tenderloin. While there is a massive amount of ways to cook one, I am going to show you one of my favorite recipes that always seems to be a crowd pleaser.

What you will need:

  • Beef tenderloin                     8 lbs
  • Sugar                                       1 Cup
  • Rosemary                               1/6 Cup (minced)
  • Thyme                                     6 Sprigs
  • Salt                                           3 Tablespoons
  • Pepper                                     3 Tablespoons (coarse)
  • Butter                                      4 Tablespoons
  • Oil                                            3 Tablespoons
  • Garlic clove                            5 Each
  1. In a large flat bottom pan or plate mix together the salt, pepper, sugar, and rosemary. Roll the edges of the beef in the mixture to evenly coat.
  2. In a large sautè pan heat the oil over a medium high heat. Place in the tenderloin and brown evenly on each side. Around 90 seconds. Half way through cooking add in the butter, thyme, and garlic.
  3. Pull off the heat and place the garlic and thyme on top of the beef. Baste the beef with the melted butter and place in a 425º oven. Continue to baste every 20 minutes until the tenderloin is reaches an internal temperature of  135º about 1.5 hours.
  4. Pull the tenderloin out of the pan and reat on a cutting board for at 10 to 15 minutes with a piece of foil loosely over the top. Now you are ready yo slice and serve. 

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