Herbed Beef Tenderloin Recipe With Rosemary

By | May 22, 2009

Spicy Beef Tenderloin Roast Recipe

Herbed Beef Ingredients

6 garlic cloves, peeled
4 1/4 pound beef tenderloin, trimmed and tied
1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
3 tablespoons Dijon mustard
1 cup packed fresh basil leaves
3 tablespoons fresh rosemary
3 tablespoons fresh marjoram
2 tablespoons fresh oregano
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper


  1. In the bowl of a food processor, mix together the basil, garlic cloves, mustard, rosemary, oregano, marjoram and pepper. Blend for a few seconds. Drizzle oil into the bowl and continue pulsing till the herbs and garlic are finely chopped.
  2. Put the beef on a tray and rub the herb mixture on it till it is evenly covered. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours and not more than 24 hours.
  3. Preheat the oven to 325?F.
  4. Grease a baking tray lightly and place the beef in the center of the tray. Sprinkle the meat with salt and insert an ovenproof meat thermometer into the middle of the beef.
  5. Insert the tray into the oven and bake for 25 to 30 minutes till the temperature on the meat thermometer rises to 135?F for medium-rare.
  6. Remove from the oven and stand for 10 minutes before carving. The temperature will rise about 10?F during this period.
  7. Slice thinly and serve hot.

Nutritional Information:
(Amounts per serving)

230kcal             31g               12g             420mg                 1g

No. Of Servings: 12
Preparation time: 10 minutes + marinating time
Cooking time: 30 minutes

Health Tips:

  • If you can’t find fresh marjoram and oregano, substitute fresh parsley and add a pinch each of dried marjoram and oregano.
  • The recipe has medium amounts of sodium, thus people with elevated blood pressure should consult their local health practitioner for advice before including this recipe in their meal plans.
  • Basil has been traditionally used as a stress buster and as a supplementary treatment of diabetes and asthma. Basil also is a potent antioxidant providing anti-ageing, anti-thrombotic and anti-cancer effects.
  • The herb rosemary is extremely high in Vitamin B6, iron and calcium. It also imparts a mustard-like smell when cooked. Rosemary should be avoided by people prone to allergic reactions or epileptic seizures.
  • Oregano has a high content of phenolic compounds and flavonoids, making it an effective antiseptic, antispasmodic and helpful for colds, influenza and is also a sedative.