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  • Writer's pictureEmily Tillmann

Tyler's Perfect Beef Tenderloin

Written, Made, & Photographed by the Creators of the Point

Tyler has officially perfected his Beef Tenderloin recipe. This one was all him and I just stood by and made our go to box noodles. I liked this recipe because I could request a few slices more done, while he can eat his rare.

Although beef tenderloin looks expensive, we were able to cut one in half and then it was $15 for the two of us (plus the $1 box noodles). I think this is a very manageable special meal for when you're celebrating a holiday, birthday, or just a date night.


Tyler's Perfect Beef Tenderloin

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Bake Time: 15-20 minutes

+ 15 minutes resting

Total Time: 45-55 minutes

Cuisine: American

Tools: Cast Iron Skillet

Course: Main Meal


  • Beef Tenderloin

  • salt

  • pepper

  • 5 garlic cloves whole

  • 4 tablespoons garlic butter more for optional additions/dipping



  1. If your beef tenderloin is frozen, let it thaw over night in the fridge.

  2. Once ready to cook, trim the silver skin and some fat off. Season with salt and pepper. Cut 5 small slits evenly spaced throughout and stuff each with one garlic clove.

Reverse Sear & Bake:

  1. Preheat oven to 425°F.

  2. Heat a large cast iron skillet over medium-high heat. Add your beef tenderloin and sear on all sides for 2-3 minutes each.

  3. Remove from heat and top with 4 tablespoons garlic butter. Leaving it in the skillet, bake until it reaches 120°F in it's thickest part, ours took 15-20 minutes.

  4. Pull the tenderloin out of the skillet and let rest on a cutting board for 15 minutes. You can also top with additional garlic butter if you'd like.

Finishing Touches:

  1. Slice and sear individual pieces for different levels of doneness. Medium takes about 3 minutes total, depending on how thinly you slice them.

  2. Serve with additional garlic butter. Enjoy hot!


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