Horseradish-Crusted Beef Tenderloin


This recipe serves a crowd and is great for special occasions, but also easy enough for a weeknight. Most tenderloin pieces in the butcher case are already trimmed, but if not, ask your butcher to do this for you. For a super neat presentation, you can tie the tenderloin: fold the narrow end back under itself to create an even thickness along the length of the tenderloin and tie the tenderloin at one-inch intervals with butcher’s twine. It’s an unnecessary step but takes just a few minutes and will help the meat cook more evenly. The rest of the recipe involves hands-off roasting and yields tender, juicy meat with a crisp, slightly spicy crust on the outside.

Horseradish-Crusted Beef Tenderloin
This flavorful rub comes together in minutes, and provides a crisp, spicy crust for the juicy piece of meat. The horseradish flavor is pronounced, but isn’t overpowering. Serve as a main dish for dinner, or pack it for lunch as a sammie on a crusty, chewy roll. Get the recipe:Horseradish-Crusted Beef Tenderloin. Photo: Grace Elkus
Hands On Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
55 mins
6 (serving size: 2 slices)


  • ¼ cup drained prepared horseradish

  • 3 tablespoons Dijon mustard

  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley

  • 1 ½ teaspoons chopped garlic (about 1 garlic clove)

  • 1 ½ teaspoon kosher salt

  • 1 (2-lb.) center-cut beef tenderloin, trimmed


  1. Preheat oven to 425°F. Stir together horseradish, mustard, parsley, garlic, and salt in a medium bowl. Rub mixture on beef tenderloin, pressing to adhere, and place on a rimmed baking sheet. Bake in preheated oven until a thermometer inserted in thickest portion of beef registers 135°F for medium-rare, about 30 minutes. Remove to a cutting board, and let stand 15 minutes before slicing.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

241 Calories
11g Fat
1g Carbs
33g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Calories 241
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 4g 19%
Cholesterol 92mg 31%
Sodium 805mg 35%
Total Carbohydrate 1g 1%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 33g
Calcium 38mg 3%
Iron 4mg 23%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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