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Herb and Spice Beef Tenderloin Roast

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Herb and Spice Beef Tenderloin Roast

Herb and Spice Beef Tenderloin Roast

Photo: Diana Rattray
Mustard, herbs, and spices give this tender and delicious beef tenderloin roast extra flavor. Serve this beef tenderloin with your favorite mashed potatoes and a side vegetable or salad.

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes


  • 1 beef tenderloin roast, about 3 to 4 pounds, trimmed
  • 1 teaspoon dried leaf rosemary
  • 2 teaspoons dried leaf thyme
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried leaf tarragon
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard


Heat oven to 400°. Place the roast on a rack in a roasting pan.

Combine the rosemary, thyme, garlic, nutmeg, allspice, salt, tarragon, pepper, and mustard. Rub the mixture all over the roast.

Roast for 45 to 55 minutes, or until an instant read thermometer registers about 145° when inserted into the thickest part of the roast.

Remove from the oven, tent loosely with foil, and let the roast rest for 10 minutes before slicing.

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 5 out of 5
Simple But Tastey, Member Lahle.Wolfe

I am not a skilled cook and look for easy, no-fail recipes that actually taste good. This is one of those recipes. I have had a hard time with roasts -- they always come out too dry or too raw. This one was just perfect! I did add little garlic salt and used some fresh rosemary from the garden so I could feel more like a ""fancy cook."" It was so easy to put together and then just forget about (except it smelled so good while cooking it was hard to wait!)

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