Herbed Beef Tenderloin with Holiday Rice

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Quick Facts

Servings: 6
Cook Time: 55 min.
Minced garlic, rosemary, basil, and black pepper are pushed onto the beef for flavorful roast.


  • 1 well-trimmed center-cut beef tenderloin roast (2 to 3 pounds)
  • Seasoning:2 tsp olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1- 1/2 tsp dried basil
  • 1 tsp coarse grind black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp dried rosemary
  • Holiday Rice:2 Tbs butter
  • 3/4 cup chopped red bell pepper
  • 3/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 package (9 ounces) frozen French-style green beans, defrosted
  • 3 cups hot cooked rice
  • 1/3 cup slivered almonds, toasted


  • Beef Tenderloin RoastHeat oven to 425°F. Combine seasoning ingredients; press onto beef roast. Place roast on rack in shallow roasting pan. Insert ovenproof meat thermometer so tip is centered in thickest part of beef, not resting in fat. Do not add water or cover. Roast in 425°F oven 35 to 40 minutes for medium rare; 45 to 50 minutes for medium doneness.
  • Remove roast when meat thermometer registers 135°F for medium rare; 150°F for medium. Tent with foil. Let stand 15 minutes. (Temperature will continue to rise about 10°F to reach 145°F for medium rare; 160°F for medium.)
  • Holiday Rice:Heat butter in large skillet over medium heat. Add onion, bell pepper and garlic; cook and stir 5 minutes or until tender. Add beans; cook and stir 2 minutes. Stir in rice and almonds; heat through.
  • To Serve:Carve roast; season with salt. Serve with rice.
  • Makes 4 to 6 servings.
Recipe courtesy of the National Cattleman’s Beef Association

Nutrition Facts

Calories 753
  Calories from Fat 473 (63%)
(80%)Total Fat 52g
(101%)Saturated Fat 20g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 23g
(48%)Cholesterol 144mg
(4%)Sodium 95mg
(23%)Potassium 811mg
Total Carbohydrate 31g
(13%)Dietary Fiber 3g
Sugars 2g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(78%)Protein 39g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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