Pepper-crusted beef tenderloin with herbed steak sauce

Pepper-crusted beef tenderloin with herbed steak sauce

Peppery tender beef meets citrusy butter herb sauce in a perfect combination. Pair it with a salad or green vegetables, it's an impressive delicious meal that's simple to make.

Pepper-crusted beef tenderloin with herbed steak sauce

Peppery tender beef meets citrusy butter herb sauce in a perfect combination. Pair it with a salad or green vegetables, it's an impressive delicious meal that's simple to make.
USMetric
4 servingservings

Ingredients

Beef
  • 2 lbs 900 g beef, tenderloin
  • 2 tsp 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp 2 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tbsp 1 tbsp black peppercorn, coarsely groundblack peppercorns, coarsely ground
  • ½ tsp ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp 1 tbsp olive oil
Sauce
  • 4 oz. 110 g butter
  • 1 tbsp 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 1 garlic clove, mincedgarlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tbsp 2 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 tbsp 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp 1 tsp smoked paprika powder
  • 1 tsp 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tsp 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tbsp 1 tbsp fresh chives, finely chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste
Serving
  • 4 oz. (2 cups) 110 g (475 ml) leafy greens
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Instructions

Instructions are for 4 servings. Please modify as needed.

    Beef

  1. Mix all of the spice rub ingredients together in a small bowl.
  2. Sprinkle the spice mix over a piece of cling wrap and roll the beef on it until it is well coated.
  3. Wrap loosely in the cling wrap and set aside to rest for 30 minutes.
  4. Heat a grill pan or BBQ over medium-high heat.
  5. Drizzle the beef with olive oil and sear on all sides for approx. 5-7 minutes each side. To cook the beef to medium rare, cook until the internal temperature reaches 130°F or 55°C.
  6. Allow meat to rest, covered in foil for 15 minutes before slicing thinly.

    Sauce

  1. Over medium low heat, add all the sauce ingredients into a small pot and mix gently until the butter melts.
  2. Whisk well and serve in a dipping bowl and/or drizzled over the beef.
  3. Serve with a green salad or with steamed vegetables.

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12 comments

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  3. antmantherkelsen
    How Can i see the difficulties of the recepis? I wasnt to be challenged🙂🤘🏻
  4. Andrea
    This recipe was delicious! but, the sauce fell apart... but overall the flavors were great!
  5. Eva
    Lovely recipe, wonderful taste in everything. Made it twice and both times sauce came apart. How to fix this?
    Reply: #6
  6. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    Lovely recipe, wonderful taste in everything. Made it twice and both times sauce came apart. How to fix this?

    The most common cause of a sauce breaking is heating it too high. Keep the heat as low as possible.

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  8. Andrea
    Tried it again, sauce fell apart. I’ll try super low next time....
  9. Dave
    I would agree with others about this sauce regarding the instructions. Both this and the Cowboy Sauce needs to be made in the fashion of a hollandaise sauce. This keeps it from breaking. I started with the Dijon mustard and lemon juice first and mixed well. Then over a simmering pot of hot water (double boiler style), I added the butter (which had been cut up into small pieces) a little at a time while whisking. Near the end of the butter, I started to add in the spices, parsley, and garlic - again in "batches". In the end, I had a nice, thick-ish sauce that paired well with the beef. Cheers everyone! Enjoy cooking!
  10. Yvonne
    I made this sauce last night and it was very good with the steak.
    Reply: #11
  11. Kerry Merritt Team Diet Doctor

    I made this sauce last night and it was very good with the steak.

    Great! So glad you enjoyed it!

  12. mickiroks23
    Love this sauce. I am curious if you could marinade steak in this?
    Reply: #13
  13. Crystal Pullen Team Diet Doctor

    Love this sauce. I am curious if you could marinade steak in this?

    I would not use the sauce as a marinade in this one because there is already a spice rub for the meat. You would lose a great deal of the sauce if you used it as a marinade.

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