Herb Crusted Beef Tenderloin with Horseradish Cream Sauce

by Kris on March 4, 2011

The internet is slowly taking over my life. In need of a break I’m going to spend the day painting and maybe hit up the batting cages. Here’s a recipe from my vault. It’s easy, tasty and even better the next day on a sandwich. Have a great weekend!

1 Tbsp. Olive oil
1 Tbsp. Herbes de Provence
1 Tsp. ground fennel seed
1 Tsp. tarragon
1 Tsp. Sage
1 Tsp. Thyme
1 Garlic clove, minced
¼ Tsp. Horseradish
½ Tsp. Worcestershire sauce
Salt and pepper to taste
1 2 ½ – 3 lb. beef tenderloin roast
½ cup of creme fraiche or crema mexicana
1 garlic clove, minced
juice from 1 lemon
2 Tbsp. Horseradish
¼ Tsp. Worcestershire sauce

Preheat oven to 375

In a bowl combine olive oil, Herbes de Provence, fennel seed, tarragon, sage, thyme, 1 minced garlic clove, horseradish, and Worcestershire sauce until a paste forms.

With a paper towel pat dry beef tenderloin and rub the paste all over the surface of the meat.

Place the roast in a shallow roasting pan and place on the middle rack of the oven. Cook until the internal temperature reaches a minimum of 120 degrees (rare) and a maximum of 140 degrees (medium) about 45 – 60 minutes.

In the meantime, whisk together creme fraiche, garlic, lemon juice, horseradish and Worcestershire sauce in a medium bowl. Refrigerate and set aside.

Transfer the roast to a cutting board and let it rest uncovered for 10 – 15 minutes before cutting.

Serve the beef with a drizzle of horseradish cream sauce and a side of roasted vegetables and potatoes.


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Marissa April 8, 2011 at 2:45 pm

Hey munchkin!

I’m making this recipe tonight and wanted to know your suggestion for how to prepare the potatoes. I was going to roast them – what spices would you use?

Thanks for all the wonderful meal ideas!!

– Your fan in the Great White North ;)


munchinwithmunchkin April 8, 2011 at 2:50 pm

I served mine with mashed potatoes and drizzled some of the cream sauce on top; really tasty. Roasted potatoes would work too. I’d probably just coat them with oil, salt and pepper since there are so many herbs already on the beef. I hope you enjoy!


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