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Family Christmas Beef Tenderloin

Prep Time 1 d
Course Main Course
Cuisine American


  • 1 Whole Beef Tenderloin I plan on 1 lb per adult becaus there will be some shrinkage & I like to have plenty!
  • 2 Cloves Minced Garlic
  • 1/2 Cup Soy Sauce
  • 1/4 Cup Olive Oil
  • Sea Salt
  • Cracked Pepper


  • Place the tenderloin in a baking dish & sprinkle liberally with sea salt & cracked pepper
  • Mix the minced garlic, soy sauce, & olive oil and pour over the meat.
  • Let the tenderloin marinate overnight.
  • The next day, preheat oven to 425 degrees & bake 10-15 minutes, covered with tin foil.
  • Then reduce the temperature to 350 degrees & bake for 15-20 minutes per pound.
  • Once complete, let rest for 30 minutes before serving.


This has been a family Christmas tradition from the first time we tried it years ago.  Highly recommended!