Makes: 12 servings | Prep Time: 10 minutes; Bake: 40 minutes and standing
- 3 tablespoons coarsely ground pepper
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 tablespoon grated lemon zest
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 beef tenderloin roast (3 to 4 pounds)
Preheat oven to 400°. Mix first five ingredients.
- Place roast on a rack in a roasting pan; rub with pepper mixture. Roast until desired doneness (for medium-rare, a thermometer should read 135°; medium, 140°), 40-60 minutes. Remove roast from oven; tent with foil. Let stand 15 minutes before slicing.
3 ounces cooked beef: 188 calories, 9g fat (3g saturated fat), 49mg cholesterol, 197mg sodium, 1g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 1g fiber), 24g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1/2 fat.
Original source: https://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/peppered-beef-tenderloin-roast/