Rosemary Garlic Beef Tenderloin Recipe for the Holidays

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Why not make this Rosemary Garlic Beef Tenderloin Recipe for the holidays as an alternative to the traditional turkey? Made with garlic, rosemary, onion, shallots, and mushrooms is bursting with flavor and the perfect main dish on your holiday table!

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Rosemary Garlic Beef Tenderloin

The full ingredients list and instructions are found in the printable recipe card at the end of this post. I highly recommend reading the blog post all the way through so that you don’t miss any tips or substitution suggestions; to ensure that you have all the ingredients and equipment required, and to understand the steps and timings involved.

If you are looking for a main protein for your Holiday gathering that everyone will simply love, then this is the recipe you are looking for!

What really sets this beef tenderloin apart is the rosemary and garlic. These ingredients work together to create amazing flavor!

A rub is made using coconut oil, chopped fresh rosemary, garlic, and seasonings that is then rubbed all over the beef before being placed in a roasting dish with sliced red onions, mushrooms, and shallots.





With prep and cooking time, this delicious roast beef is ready in just one hour – perfect for the busy holiday season!

Rosemary Garlic Beef Tenderloin Recipe

Ingredients & Equipment Used In This Recipe

You may already have some of the ingredients for this recipe – the full list with measurements is found in the recipe card at the end of this post.

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  • Coconut Oil
  • Fresh Vegetables & Aromaticsmushrooms, shallots, red onions, rosemary, garlic
  • Beef Tenderloin Roast

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Slices of carved Rosemary & Garlic Beef Tenderloin on a wooden board

Rosemary Garlic Beef Tenderloin Recipe Tips

  • Actual cooking time will vary depending on a number of factors, including the starting internal temperature of the beef.
  • Allow the beef to rest at room temperature for 20-30 minutes before roasting and use an instant-read thermometer to check for doneness.
  • For medium-rare, remove from oven at 60C/140F. The temperature will rise to 63C/145F as it rests.

How Do I Make Rosemary Garlic Beef Tenderloin?

Just check out the recipe card below with full ingredients, instructions, and demonstration photos. You can print the card out too (don’t worry, the pics don’t print to save your ink!).

Rosemary Garlic Beef Tenderloin

Rosemary Garlic Beef Tenderloin

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 minute 35 seconds
Total Time: 11 minutes 35 seconds

Made with garlic, rosemary, onion, shallots, and mushrooms this Rosemary Garlic Beef Tenderloin bursting with flavor and the perfect main dish on your holiday table!

Ingredients

  • 3 Tbsp coconut oil, divided
  • 16 oz / 450g white mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 large shallots, sliced
  • 3 Tbsp fresh rosemary leaves, chopped
  • 3 Tbsp garlic, minced
  • Sea salt and black pepper, to taste
  • 3 lbs / 1.4kg beef tenderloin roast
  • 1 large red onion, sliced

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4.
  2. Melt one tablespoon coconut oil in a large, high-sided skillet over medium heat. Add the mushroom and shallots and season with salt and black pepper, to taste. Cook, stirring occasionally until the mushrooms and shallots develop a bit of color and soften, approximately 4-5 minutes. Remove from heat and transfer to a bowl and set aside.
  3. Melt the remaining coconut oil in a small bowl in a microwave. Add the rosemary and garlic to the coconut oil and season with salt and black pepper, to taste. Rub the rosemary-garlic mixture on top and all along the sides of the beef.
  4. Arrange the sliced red onion on the bottom of the same skillet and place the seasoned beef tenderloin on top of the onions.
  5. Arrange the mushroom and shallot mixture around the sides of the beef and place in the preheated oven for 45-50 minutes for medium-rare or longer for more well-done results.
  6. Remove from oven and rest for 10-15 minutes before serving. Enjoy!
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Notes

Actual cooking time will vary depending on a number of factors, including the starting internal temperature of the beef. Therefore, allow the beef to rest at room temperature for 20-30 minutes before roasting and use an instant-read thermometer to check for doneness. For medium-rare, remove from oven at 60C/140F. The temperature will rise to 63C/145F as it rests.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 887Total Fat: 66gSaturated Fat: 29gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 28gCholesterol: 210mgSodium: 190mgCarbohydrates: 10gFiber: 3gSugar: 4gProtein: 61g

This site uses Nutritionix to provide estimated nutrition. Nutritional information is always approximate and will depend on the quality of ingredients used and serving sizes. If you need exact calories and macros, please do your own calculations.

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