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Herb Crusted Beef Tenderloin with Horseradish Cream Sauce

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Quick Facts

Servings: 6
Prep Time: 15 min.
Cook Time: 1 hr. 15 min.
Total: 1 hr. 30 min.
Kris Mullen
An absolute classic. This dish will never go out of style.


  • 1 Tbs olive oil
  • 1 Tbs Herbes de Provence
  • 1 tsp ground fennel seed
  • 1 tsp tarragon
  • 1 tsp sage
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 tsp horseradish
  • 1/2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 2 - 3 lb. beef tenderloin roast
  • 1/2 cup creme fraiche or crema mexicana
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • Juice from 1 lemon
  • 2 Tbs horseradish
  • 1/4 tsp Worcestershire sauce


  • Preheat oven to 375F.
  • In a bowl, combine olive oil, Herbes de Provence, fennel seed, tarragon, sage, thyme, one minced garlic clove, horseradish, and Worcestershire sauce until a paste forms.
  • With a paper towel, pat dry beef tenderloin and rub the paste all over the surface of the meat.
  • Place the roast in a shallow roasting pan and place on the middle rack of the oven. Cook until the internal temperature reaches a minimum of 120F (rare) and a maximum of 140F (medium) about 45 to 60 minutes.
  • In the meantime, whisk together creme fraiche, garlic, lemon juice, horseradish and Worcestershire sauce in a medium bowl. Refrigerate and set aside.
  • Transfer the roast to a cutting board and let it rest uncovered for 10 to15 minutes before cutting.
  • Serve the beef with a drizzle of horseradish cream sauce and a side of roasted vegetables and potatoes.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 517
  Calories from Fat 365 (71%)
(62%)Total Fat 41g
(84%)Saturated Fat 17g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 15g
(45%)Cholesterol 134mg
(5%)Sodium 110mg
(15%)Potassium 521mg
Total Carbohydrate 3g
(3%)Dietary Fiber 1g
Sugars 0g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(67%)Protein 34g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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