Beef Tenderloin Recipe Ina Garten

Are you ready to impress your guests with a mouthwatering dish that looks like it took hours to prepare, but is actually incredibly easy? Look no further than this amazing Beef Tenderloin recipe! From the juicy meat to the flavorful mustard horseradish sauce, there are three things that make this dish an absolute winner.

Beef Tenderloin Recipe Ina Garten
Beef Tenderloin Recipe Ina Garten

Prep Made Simple

Don’t let the idea of cooking a whole filet of beef intimidate you! With a little prep work, it’s a breeze. Start by asking your butcher to trim and tie the beef, ensuring even cooking throughout. Removing the fat and silver layer leaves you with the perfect canvas for a delicious roast.

Savory Seasoning

To make the beef extra tender and flavorful, it’s important to season it properly. First, make sure the outside is dry, so the butter you’ll be adding sticks to it. Rub two tablespoons of room temperature butter all over the beef, allowing it to moisten the meat while acting as a base for the salt and pepper. Season generously with a tablespoon of salt and a tablespoon of pepper, ensuring every bite is packed with flavor.

Roasting Perfection

Prepare your oven at a scorching 500 degrees and place the beef inside. Cook it for 22 minutes for a rare doneness or add a few more minutes for a medium-rare finish. Resting the beef after cooking is crucial, as it allows the flavors to meld together and the juices to redistribute, resulting in a tender and juicy roast.

The Irresistible Mustard Horseradish Sauce

While the beef is resting, whip up a simple yet impressive sauce using ingredients you most likely already have in your pantry. In a bowl, whisk together one and a half cups of mayonnaise, three tablespoons of Dijon mustard, one and a half tablespoons of coarse grain mustard, a tablespoon of horseradish, a third of a cup of sour cream, and a pinch of salt. The combination of flavors creates a creamy and tangy sauce that perfectly complements the beef.

A Picture-Perfect Presentation

To make your dish look as amazing as it tastes, carefully carve the beef into thick slices. Remove the strings first, and then slice it into your desired thickness. Arrange the slices on a long, narrow platter, leaving a larger piece at the end for a stunning presentation. Garnish with fresh parsley to add a pop of color and serve the mustard horseradish sauce in a fancy bowl to elevate the dining experience.

The Finishing Touch: Your Garden Oasis

While your guests marvel at the deliciousness of the dish, take a moment to showcase your beautiful garden. Keep it simple yet elegant with big boxwood hedges, square willows in the corners, and striking white flowers like Nepeta and geraniums. The vibrant greenery adds a touch of freshness to your outdoor space.

So there you have it— the perfect Beef Tenderloin recipe, a simple yet impressive dish that will make you the star of any gathering. Pair it with your favorite side dishes and prepare to receive compliments galore. For more fantastic recipes and entertaining ideas, check out Barefoot Contessa Parties by Ina Garten. Happy cooking!

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