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Beef Tenderloin With Bourbon

User Rating 5 Star Rating (3 Reviews)


Marinated Beef Tenderloin

Marinated Beef

D.L. Rattray
This roast beef tenderloin is perfect for a special holiday meal or dinner party. Plan to marinate the beef for at least 6 hours before roasting time.

Prep Time: 12 minutes

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Marinate: 6 hours

Total Time: 6 hours, 57 minutes

Yield: Serves 8


  • 1 cup good quality bourbon
  • 1 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 2/3 cup soy sauce
  • 1 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon dried leaf thyme
  • 1 beef tenderloin, about 5 pounds, trimmed


Combine bourbon, brown sugar, soy sauce, cilantro, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, water, and thyme. Fold the thin tail end of the beef back underneath the roast so the meat is fairly uniform in thickness. Secure with cooking twine and place in a resealable food storage bag or nonreactive dish or pan. Pour marinade over tenderloin, cover, and refrigerate for 6 to 10 hours. Turn meat from time to time to keep it coated with marinade.

Preheat oven to 400°.

Roast, uncovered, basting occasionally, for 45 to 50 minutes for medium-rare to medium. Meat thermometer should read 140° for medium rare, 150° for medium.

Serves 8 to 10.

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 5 out of 5
Bourbon Meat, Member DavidClayton

Great Recipe I would suggest to marinaid the meat to do it in a plastic oven bag or Ziplock bag or plastic wrap it would make it easy to flip shake and coat the meat plus keep the air away from the meat over night . I will be also be trying this recipe with Chicken , Pork Tenderloin and a beef Chuck Roast mmm Beef Rump Roast sounds great for beef Ribs or pork Ribs to . I will just will have to adjust the cooking times and Temperatures

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