Horseradish-Crusted Beef Tenderloin

Horseradish-Crusted Beef Tenderloin

5 Reviews
From: EatingWell Magazine, December 2006

Luxurious beef tenderloin shines when treated to a simple horseradish-mustard rub and roasted for a nicely seared and flavorful crust. Add 5 to 10 minutes to the roasting time for well done.

Ingredients 8 servings

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  • 2 tablespoons prepared horseradish
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 pounds trimmed beef tenderloin, preferably center-cut (see Note)
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoons freshly ground pepper
  • Creamy Horseradish Sauce (recipe follows)


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  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Combine horseradish, oil and mustard in
  3. a small bowl. Rub tenderloin with salt and pepper; coat with the horseradish mixture. Tie with kitchen string in 3 places. Transfer to a small roasting pan.
  4. Roast until a thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the tenderloin registers 140°F for medium-rare, 35 to 45 minutes. Transfer to a cutting board; let rest for 5 minutes. Remove the string. Slice and serve with Creamy Horseradish Sauce.
  • Equipment: Kitchen string
  • You'll need 2 pounds of trimmed tenderloin for this recipe. Ask your butcher to remove the extra fat, silver skin and the chain (a lumpy, fat-covered piece of meat that runs along the tenderloin). If you buy untrimmed tenderloin, start with about 2½ pounds, then use a sharp knife to trim the silver skin, fat and chain.

Nutrition information

  • Per serving: 211 calories; 11 g fat(4 g sat); 0 g fiber; 2 g carbohydrates; 26 g protein; 20 mcg folate; 79 mg cholesterol; 1 g sugars; 50 IU vitamin A; 2 mg vitamin C; 47 mg calcium; 2 mg iron; 299 mg sodium; 436 mg potassium
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 0
  • Exchanges: 3½ lean meat

Reviews 5

February 24, 2015
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By: EatingWell User
This recipe was easy with fantastic flavor and I could cut it with a butter knife. Every time I make it I get wild reviews!
February 23, 2015
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By: EatingWell User
The recipe cooked the beef to perfection and everyone loved it. I have made it several times and was never dissatisfied. Great!
December 07, 2013
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By: EatingWell User
So easy, yet so delicious! Your guests will think you slaved all day. Perfect, elegant roast for the holidays or anytime you want to treat your guests to an exquisite dinner experience. The prep time is so quick you will have plenty of time to relax and enjoy your guests. Pros: Minimal prep time, maximun flavor. Cons: Never enough leftovers.
August 09, 2010
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By: noodles23
EASY and DELICIOUS! I will be making this again. I also made the Creamy Horseradish Sauce. It was very tasty.
December 23, 2009
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By: EatingWell User
I grate fresh horseradish and then mix the salt and pepper in a bowl and then pile in on to the tenderloin. Turn out great last year for Christmas dinner, we are having again this year.
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