Holidays are a little more special with a whole beef tenderloin on the table. We love this cut because it feeds the whole family without requiring anyone to spend hours in the kitchen. Grab a large skillet, meat thermometer, and some spices, and you’re ready to make a tenderloin the cousins will be begging for at the next get-together. When you order your whole beef tenderloin from Wholey, you can expect a roast totaling an average of 7 pounds, but this cut is uniquely customizable. Not feeding a big group? It’s easy to request your tenderloin cut into individual steaks to keep in the freezer anytime you want a special meal. You don’t even have to send an email request, just click a button to let us know how you’d like your tenderloin to arrive. Celebrate a birthday, anniversary, or just a Tuesday. An amazing cut of steak will make any day feel more festive.
We want you to make the most out of your roast, so here are some of our favorite tips and tricks to make it the best meal ever. Start by pulling out some butcher’s twine and tying the meat into a uniform shape. This will allow the tenderloin to cook evenly and avoid the risk of the smaller end becoming overdone and tough while you wait for the thicker end to finish roasting. Once it’s been tied, we recommend leaving the whole beef tenderloin unwrapped in the fridge overnight; this will allow the surface to dry completely and create a browned crust while searing. Liberally coat the tenderloin with salt, pepper, and any seasonings you prefer. After allowing it to come to room temperature, sear all sides until that perfect crust forms. Cover the seared meat with seasoned butter, we love garlic and Italian seasonings, then insert the meat thermometer. Now is the easy part! Put the meat into an oven-safe dish and place it in a 425-degree pre-heated oven and kick back for a few minutes. This is a quick-cooking meat, so expect to only leave it in the oven for 20 to 25 minutes. An internal temperature of 115 degrees will be rare up to 135 degrees at a medium cook. Whether it’s a special occasion or a quiet weeknight, upgrade dinner with this incredible beef tenderloin.