The first step to learning how to cook beef tenderloin is learning to pick out the best cut of meat for your meal. It is best for the tenderloin to be firm, with light bit of marble effect throughout the meat fibers. Make sure that you allow it to warm up to room temperature before cooking.
You will need the following ingredients:
- beef tenderloin
- olive oil
- garlic powder
- aluminum foil
- a shallow baking pan.
You can use any spices you wish, but the pepper and garlic powder are traditional for the dish.
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit and line your pan with aluminum foil, then place the roast on top. Rub the meat with olive oil and sprinkle on spices. Cook for about an hour or if using a meat thermometer, until it reaches 145 degrees Fahrenheit for medium rare, 165 for well done.