Marinated Beef Tenderloin
Let me sum it up for you: Once upon a time, there was a man who loved meat and potatoes. He grew up in the country and that’s how his momma raised him. This is the man I married. So, one day I’m flipping through recipes, looking for a meat-and-potato-man kind of recipe – when I saw it. Marinated. Beef. Tenderloin. Have three words said together ever sounded so delicious?
I glanced through the ingredients. I didn’t have exactly what the recipe called for, so some adjustments would have to be made – but not enough to call off dinner!
Beef – it’s what’s for dinner!
Imagine, for a moment, the sound of a sizzling steak. The juices snapping and popping and delicious smells filling the kitchen. The guys crowded around the oven, salivating in anticipation. It does a cook’s heart good to know their food is anticipated. Plus, they chalk up points for dessert. 🙂
I saved the marinade they’d been splashing in (the steaks, not the guys) and heated it on the stove. Wow. My kitchen smelled great!
You know. . . you could patent a candle that smelled like this. You could light it and a delicious aroma…no, delete that thought. Can you imagine how crazy the neighborhood dogs would go?! Not to mention the other meat-and-potato guys that would be circling your house like vultures.
Tastes so delicious
And the taste? Yum. Yum. Double yum. (You’re licking your lips, aren’t you? Heehee.) Okay, I’ll be nice now and share the recipe.
This Marinated Beef Tenderloin is sure to please your meat and potato kind of guy!
- 6 lb beef tenderloin thawed
Combine the marinade ingredients in a bowl and set aside.
Lay the beef tenderloin in a shallow baking pan and pour the marinade over top. Cover and marinate in the refrigerator for 4-8 hours or overnight. Turn once so that both sides get a chance to marinade.
After the tenderloins have marinated, place them in a shallow baking pan and reserve the leftover marinade.
Turn on oven broiler and place the shallow baking pan on the top oven rack. Broil for 5-10 minutes on each side.
Turn off broiler and turn oven to 325F/160C. Bake for 1 1/2 hours or until meat thermometer is 140F/60C. (Cooking time will vary depending on how thick the meat is. Watch thinner cuts of meat or they will become overdone.)
When the meat is nearly done, heat the reserved marinade to a boil in a small saucepan. Pour marinade over top sliced tenderloins.
To add even more flavor, grill these tenderloins on an outdoor charcoal grill.