Classic Roast Beef Tenderloin
What’s the best method for cooking this impressive holiday-time cut? We break it down for you.
Why This Recipe Works
We set out to create a foolproof recipe that would lessen the anxiety of cooking this showstopping roast. Salting the trimmed beef tenderloin overnight seasoned it throughout, giving it more intense flavor. Roasting it in a low 250-degree oven ensured even cooking and gave us a larger safety net to prevent overcooking. Cutting the tenderloin in half before searing it in a piping-hot skillet made it easy to fit in the pan and ensured a deep brown crust.
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