Rosemary Roasted Beef Tenderloin
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Recipe type: Holiday Favorites
Makes: 8 Dinner portions
  • 1 (3-pound) center-cut beef tenderloin roast
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ teaspoon pepper
  • ½ teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 6 sprigs fresh rosemary
  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  2. Season the tenderloin roast on all sides with the salt, pepper, and dried rosemary.
  3. Place the olive oil in a large skillet over high heat. Add the seasoned roast to the skillet and brown on all sides. Transfer the browned roast to a roasting pan.
  4. Spread the minced garlic over the top of the roast, and press 3 sprigs of rosemary over the top. Tuck the remaining 3 sprigs of rosemary underneath the roast.
  5. Bake for 30 minutes, or until a meat thermometer inserted into the thickest part registers 130°F for medium-rare, 140°F for medium, or 150°F for well-done.
  6. Discard rosemary sprigs, and let rest for 10 minutes before slicing and serving drizzled with juices from the roasting pan.
Perfect Portion Rosemary Roasted Beef Tenderloin

HELPFUL TIP: For easy 100 calorie portions, slice the roast into 12 thick (and equal) slices before cutting each of these slices in half vertically to make 24 halved slices.
Serving size: 2oz slice beef Calories: 100
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