This Beef Tenderloin with Parmesan Butter post is sponsored by the Certified Angus Beef ® brand in conjunction with a social media campaign through Sunday Supper LLC. All opinions are my own.
This Beef Tenderloin with Parmesan Butter is a delicious and surprisingly easy recipe to make! This is perfect for a special occasion…or any day that ends in -y!
Take me out to the ball game, take me out with the crowd;
Buy me some peanuts and a steak, I don’t care if I never get back.
Wait. A steak? Is that really part of the lyrics? Ok, so maybe I took a few liberties with this classic baseball song, but there’s a good reason!
As I’ve mentioned before, I grew up in the Carolinas. My childhood involved catching pirates and digging for buried treasure in Charleston, SC. My high school and college years, however, were spent in the Triangle region of North Carolina. (The Triangle refers to the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill area in the middle of the state.) I went to college in Durham, and I worked there for another year or so after I graduated. At the time, the city was very much an old tobacco town. In fact, Laura and I got a couple of wedding photos in front of an old tobacco warehouse.
But this post isn’t about Bull Durham tobacco. It’s about the Durham Bulls, the local AAA baseball team. (And, yes, the famous Bull Durham movie was written about the Durham Bulls.) One of the iconic features of the Durham Bulls stadium is actually a leftover from that movie. Sitting in the left field of that ball park is a huge mechanical bull. Snorting Bull stands 20 feet high, 30 feet long and he’s mounted 310 feet off the ground. His primary job is to intimidate opponents…and offer free steaks!
If a home player hits the bull with a ball, then they win a free steak. (And if you hit the “grass” under the bull? Well, then, you win a salad.) Hitting the bull is a rare event (it typically only happens 1-2 times a season), but quite a show erupts if that bull gets hit! The bull’s nostrils send out puffs of smoke, his eyes light up red and his tail wags. And, of course, the stadium (and the players on the bench) go wild. It’s a sight to see!
Beef Tenderloin with Parmesan Butter
Last year, Laura and I were having a game night with friends a couple weeks before Christmas, and they told us how they always make a beef tenderloin for Christmas dinner. We had never cooked beef tenderloin at home, but it sounded like a great idea. Well, lemme tell ya, that tenderloin was fantastic! In fact, it was so good, that we decided that beef tenderloin is now our go-to Christmas meal.
Have you guys seen the Roast Perfect app? This app was created by the folks at Certified Angus Beef ® brand, and it’s seriously an awesome tool for roast season! Let’s say you’re in the grocery store, and you find an amazing deal on a roast. However, you’re not really sure how to cook it, or how much to buy. Has this ever happened to you? It definitely has happened to me! Roast Perfect app to the rescue!
The Roast Perfect app lets you select the type of roast and the number of people you’re serving. And *abra cadabra* the app calculates what size roast you should purchase. But that’s not it. From there, you can browse recipes so you can pick up everything else you need while you’re out shopping. However, if you ask me, the coolest thing about the app is it’s built-in timer. You just plug in the type of roast and the size, and then the app gives you pre-set timers for searing, roasting and resting. Just hit start and that’s it! (Click here to download the Roast Perfect app on your phone or tablet.)
Since it’s the holiday season, I picked up a Certified Angus Beef ® brand tenderloin at my favorite local butcher shop, and we made this Beef Tenderloin with Parmesan Butter. Adding a bit of butter to a finished steak is a steakhouse secret, and I decided to up that game by using butter mixed with Parmesan cheese, garlic and a little pinch of red pepper flakes. The result was out of this world good!
We invited a couple of our good friends over and served this Beef Tenderloin with Parmesan Butter for dinner. Needless to say, there wasn’t much left in the way of leftovers. (Of course, I had used the Roast Perfect app to know much tenderloin to buy given the number of people at dinner.)
If you’re looking for a delicious meal for a special occasion, then this Beef Tenderloin with Parmesan Butter deserves a spot on the list! I know the holidays are starting to wind down, but there’s always New Year’s Eve and then Valentine’s Day shortly afterwards. Or, if you’re like me, you don’t need a special holiday to make beef tenderloin. You just need a day that ends in -y. Cheers, friends!
Did you make this Beef Tenderloin with Parmesan Butter at home? Have you used the Roast Perfect app? Leave a comment below! Or snap a photo and tag me on Instagram (@Spicedblog).
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Beef Tenderloin with Parmesan Butter
For the Tenderloin
- 1 Tbsp dried oregano
- 1 Tbsp dried thyme
- ½ Tbsp dried rosemary
- 2 tsp kosher salt
- 1 tsp black pepper
- 1 tsp mustard powder
- 1 5 pound Certified Angus Beef® tenderloin trimmed
- fresh parsley chopped
For the Parmesan Butter
- 4 oz. unsalted butter room temperature
- 3 Tbsp grated Parmesan cheese
- 1 tsp minced garlic
- 1 tsp kosher salt
- pinch red pepper flakes
- Preheat oven to 450°F.
- Using a small bowl, combine oregano, thyme, rosemary, salt, pepper and mustard powder. Rub spice mixture evenly over entire tenderloin.
- Place tenderloin on rack of a small roasting pan.
- Roast for 15 minutes.
- Reduce oven temperature to 325°F. Continue roasting for 60 minutes (for medium doneness), or until internal temperature reaches 135°-140°F.
- Remove tenderloin from oven and tent lightly with foil. Let rest for 15 minutes.
- Meanwhile, make the parmesan butter by combining all ingredients in a small bowl.
- Brush this mixture on top of the roast.
- Slice roast and serve.