Whole Beef Tenderloin Steak Recipe In The Oven

Beef Tenderloin Steak Recipe

  • Author: Jodi Danen, RDN | Create Kids Club
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 20
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 20 1x
  • Category: Main Entree
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: American


The Best Whole Beef Tenderloin Steak recipe made in the oven.  Tender beef tenderloin is seared then roasted to perfection for this special holiday meal idea. 


  • 1 whole beef tenderloin (45 lbs), trimmed
  • 34 tbsp. whole peppercorns
  • 1/2 stick butter, or more to taste
  • olive oil
  • Old Bay seasoning salt or Lawry’s seasoning salt
  • coarse ground sea salt


  1. Preheat oven to 475 degrees.
  2. Place whole peppercorns into a ziplock bag, then crush with a kitchen mallet or rolling pin. Set aside.
  3. Place trimmed beef tenderloin onto a cutting board or clean large surface and season liberally with the seasoning salt and the salt.  Watch the video to get a better idea.
  4. Turn the ends of the tenderloin into itself so the thinner ends are now in the middle of the tenderloin.
  5. Place 3-4 pieces of cooking twine under the tenderloin and tie into knots, trimming the ends, so that the ends stay put and the meat is not wrapped into a nice rectangular shape that will fit into a skillet.
  6. Heat butter and olive oil over medium-high heat in an oven-safe skillet.
  7. Using tongs, place the whole tenderloin into the pan.  Sear for 3 minutes, then turn.  Repeat until all 4 sides are seared.
  8. Place seared tenderloin onto your oven’s roaster pan.  Spread the crushed peppercorns onto the steak, place butter cut into chunks over the steak, and place an oven-safe meat thermometer into the tenderloin.
  9. Cook for 15-20 minutes or until the thermometer reaches 140 degrees.
  10. Let thetenderloin rest for 10 minutes before slicing
  11. Make sure to slice against the grain for tender slices of tenderloin.


Watch the video for step by step instructions.