Food Recipes Oven-Roasted Petite Filet of Beef 3.1 (263) 1 Review Our recipe for oven-roasted petite filet of beef will become a favorite in your home. It's perfect for a hearty family dinner or for serving guests. By Cyd McDowell Cyd McDowell Cyd is a food stylist, recipe developer and chef with over two decades in the culinary business. Highlights: * Worked at multiple New York restaurants as a cook, sous chef, and chef de cuisine * Worked as a food stylist for Bon Appetit, Food Network Magazine, Food and Wine, High 5, House Beautiful, Jamie Oliver, La Cucina Italiana, Rachel Ray, Real Simple, Southern Living, The Kitchn, and Weight Watcher * Food stylist to several cookbooks Real Simple's Editorial Guidelines Updated on August 24, 2022 Print Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Antonis Achilleos Hands On Time: 10 mins Total Time: 50 mins Yield: Serves 36 as hors d'oeuvres, 8 to 10 as buffet portions, or 6 for a sit-down dinner Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 1 4-pound fillet of beef ¼ cup Dijon mustard 1 teaspoon kosher salt 1 tablespoon freshly ground black pepper 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves 1 tablespoon vegetable oil Directions Remove the fillet from the refrigerator 30 minutes before roasting to bring it to room temperature. Preheat oven to 500° F and position a rack in the center. Spread the mustard evenly on all sides of the fillet. Sprinkle with the salt, pepper, and thyme. Heat the oil in a 12-inch ovenproof skillet over high heat; the oil should shimmer but not smoke. Brown the fillet on all sides, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Place the fillet in oven and reduce temperature to 425° F. Roast about 25 minutes for rare or until a meat thermometer reads 130° F when inserted into the center. (Check the temperature once after about 20 minutes to gauge doneness.) Remove the fillet from oven and allow it to rest 10 minutes before slicing. Note: See Beef Tenderloin Cocktail Sandwiches with Flavored Butter to use this fillet for elegant hors d'oeuvres. Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 129 Calories 7g Fat 16mg Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Calories 129 % Daily Value * Total Fat 7g 9% Saturated Fat 2g 10% Cholesterol 47mg 16% Sodium 138mg 6% Protein 16g Calcium 15mg 1% Iron 1mg 6% *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.