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What are some good ways to roast beef tenderloin?

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Good ways to roast beef tenderloin include cooking it at 325, 400 or 425 degrees Fahrenheit, searing the meat and applying different spiced rubs to the roast. A good dry rub for the roast requires 1 1/2 teaspoons of salt and 1/2 tablespoon each of rosemary, thyme, garlic and pepper.

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Many roast beef tenderloin recipes suggest searing the tenderloin before transferring it to the oven to roast. Sear the meat by pouring 1 tablespoon of extra-virgin olive oil into a skillet and heating the oil over medium-high heat. Once the oil is hot enough, place the roast in the pan. Sear the roast for 10 minutes. Turn it occasionally so that all its sides are browned evenly.

Roasting the tenderloin in the oven is acceptable at different temperatures, but the temperature dictates how long the roast needs to cook. Roast a seared tenderloin in an oven at 325 degrees Fahrenheit for about 45 minutes or at 400 F for 20 to 25 minutes. If a roast has not been seared, cook it for approximately 45 minutes when roasting at a temperature of 425 degrees Fahrenheit.

The weight of the tenderloin roast also dictates how long it should cook. For example, a 1-pound roast takes approximately 35 to 40 minutes at 425 degrees Fahrenheit to cook properly, while a 2-pound roast takes 45 to 50 minutes at the same temperature.

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