Peppered Beef Tenderloin


Classifications: Main Dishes

Qty Measure Ingredient


1 teaspoon dried oregano

1 teaspoon paprika

1 teaspoon dried thyme

1 teaspoon salt, optional

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

1/2 teaspoon onion powder

1/2 teaspoon pepper

1/2 teaspoon white pepper

18 to 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper

1 (3 pounds) beef tenderloin

Instructions: Combine seasonings and rub over entire tenderloin. Place on a rack in a roasting pan. Bake, uncovered, at 425* until meat is cooked as desired. Allow approximately 45-50 minutes for rare or until a meat thermometer reads 140*, 55-60 minutes for medium-rare (150*), 62-65 minutes for medium (160*) and 67-70 minutes for well-done (170*). Let stand 10minutes before carving. Yield 8-10 servings.

NOTE: After seasonings, the uncooked tenderloin may be wrapped tightly and refrigerated overnight for a more intense flavor.



Background: Note: DIABETIC EXCHANGES: One 3-oz. serving (prepared without salt) equals 4 lean meat; also, 179 calories, 67 mg sodium, 61 mg cholesterol, 1 gm carbohydrate, 28 gm protein, 7 gm fat.

Serves: 8

Food Exchanges: