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5 from 7 votes

Garlic Brown Butter Roasted Beef Tenderloin

Make melt-in-your-mouth roasted beef tenderloin with a simple garlic brown butter sauce. This simple recipe is a show stopper!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Resting Time10 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Beef Tenderloin
Servings: 8 people


  • 1 5 to 6 pound beef tenderloin
  • 2 teaspoons table salt
  • 2 teaspoons black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 4 cloves garlic


  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Heat a heavy skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Cut roast in half. One half of the roast should have a thinner end that tapers off. Fold the thin end up against the rest of the roast and use kitchen twine to tie it together, creating an even thickness in the roast. Season the roast generously with salt, black pepper, and white pepper.
  • Sear the roast in the heavy skillet on all 4 sides until browned, about 3 to 4 minutes per side.
  • Transfer to a roasting pan or 9x13 pan and roast in the preheated oven until desired done-ness is reached, 120-125 degrees for medium-rare, about 30 minutes. Let meat rest for 10 minutes before serving.
  • While meat is resting melt butter in a small sauce pan over medium heat, stirring constantly. Once butter melts, add in garlic cloves. Continue to cook over medium heat until butter begins to bubble and foam, stirring constantly. The color of the butter will begin to change. As soon as it gets close to reaching a dark golden brown, remove from heat an poor into a heat-safe container. Remove garlic cloves. .
  • Slice the roast into 1/2-inch slices and drizzle with brown butter. Serve immediately.