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  • 2 pounds - beef tenderloin
  • 2 cloves - garlic, peeled, sliced
  • 1 teaspoons - extra virgin olive oil
  • - black pepper, to taste
  • Directions:

    At least a couple of hours, but as much as 2 days ahead, prepare beef:

    1. With a very sharp paring knife, make tiny slits evenly over the surface of the tenderloin; as you make the slit, insert a slice of garlic.

    2. After inserting all garlic slices, measure out 1 teaspoon of extra virgin olive oil and rub over surface of tenderloin.

    3. Sprinkle with freshly ground black pepper to taste (do not add salt until after cooking, as it dehydrates meat).

    4. Place in refrigerator on cookie sheet or broiler pan, tightly covered, until ready to bake.

    5. Preheat oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit. When oven is hot, place beef in oven, uncovered. Bake 20-40 minutes, depending on thickness of beef and how you like it done. Internal temperature of beef should be: medium rare - 145 degrees F, medium - 160 degrees F, well done - 170 degrees F.

    6. Slice into 8 even slices and serve immediately.

    Brief Description

    Beef tenderloin is one of the leanest cuts of beef and one of the most elegant; marinate for at least 2 hours or as much as 2 days ahead.

    Main Ingredient:

    beef tenderloin

    Category:  Beef

    Cuisine:  American

    Prep Time: 2 hour(s) 10 min
    Cook Time: 40 min

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    Posted On:

    July 27, 2014

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