Herbed Beef Tenderloin with Holiday Rice

Impress dinner guests without breaking a sweat. Coat a center-cut Tenderloin in herbs and spices, roast and serve with a colorful red-pepper-and-green-bean rice blend.

  • 1 hr
    15 min
  • 6
  • 490
  • 44 g


  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon coarse grind black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary
Holiday Rice:
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 3/4 cup each chopped onion and chopped red bell pepper
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 package (9 ounces) frozen French-style green beans, defrosted
  • 3 cups hot cooked rice
  • 1/3 cup slivered almonds, toasted


  1. Heat oven to 425°F. Combine seasoning ingredients; press onto beef Tenderloin Roast. Place roast on rack in shallow roasting pan. Insert ovenproof meat thermometer so tip is centered in thickest part of beef, not resting in fat. Do not add water or cover. Roast in 425°F oven 35 to 45 minutes for medium rare; 45 to 50 minutes for medium doneness.

  2. Remove roast when meat thermometer registers 135°F for medium rare; 145°F for medium. Tent with foil. Let stand 15 minutes. (Temperature will continue to rise about 10° to 15°F to reach 145°F for medium rare; 160°F for medium.)

  3. Heat butter in large skillet over medium heat. Add onion, bell pepper and garlic; cook and stir 5 minutes or until tender. Add beans; cook and stir 2 minutes. Stir in rice and almonds; heat through. Carve roast; season with salt. Serve with rice.


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7.5g SAT FAT

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6.8 mg IRON

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6.4 mg ZINC

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* Based on a 2,000 calorie diet
** Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000-calorie diet

Nutrition information per serving: 494 Calories; 180 Calories from fat; 20g Total Fat (7.5 g Saturated Fat; 0.8 g Trans Fat; 2 g Polyunsaturated Fat; 9.3 g Monounsaturated Fat;) 129 mg Cholesterol; 82 mg Sodium; 34 g Total Carbohydrate; 3.4 g Dietary Fiber; 44 g Protein; 6.8 mg Iron; 603 mg Potassium; 9.8 mg NE Niacin; 1.1 mg Vitamin B6; 5.8 mcg Vitamin B12; 6.4 mg Zinc; 42.7 mcg Selenium; 94.9 mg Choline.

This recipe is an excellent source of Protein, Iron, Niacin, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, Zinc, and Selenium; and a good source of Dietary Fiber, Potassium, and Choline.

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