This delicious beef filet mignon roast recipe and photo were shared with my by
Karen Calanchini, Food Stylist and Photographer, of Redding, CA. Karen likes to
serve this roast with her
Stuffed Baked Potatoes and
This recipe is from the cookbook,
Five-Star favorites: Recipes from friends of Mamie and Ike, by the Eisenhower Medical Center Auxiliary. This
meat dish was a favorite of Ike and Mamie Eisenhower, and it was served at the White House for their friends and dignitaries.
Beef Tenderloin Roast Recipe - Filet of Beef Roast Recipe:
Yields: 4 to 6 servings
Prep time: 15 min
Bake time: 45 min
3 to 4-pound beef tenderloin roast (also know as filet of beef)
Place roast in a large resealable plastic bag and set into a shallow dish.
Pour Soy Sauce over the roast and close bag. Marinate in the refrigerate at
least 8 hours or overnight; turning roast occasionally to distribute marinade.
On the morning of the day you want to served this roast: In a large heavy frying
pan or cast-iron frying pan, melt butter and Worcestershire Sauce together. Add
the roast (and remaining soy sauce) and brown on all sides.
NOTE: This step gives color and flavor to the meat. Remove from heat and set aside.
About 45 minutes before serving time: Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
Place the browned roast in an open roasting pan or the cast-iron frying pan.
Roast in the oven for approximately 45 minutes until medium-rare or until a
meat thermometer registers an
internal temperature you desire.
Rare - 120°F
Medium Rare - 125°F
Medium - 130°F
Remove from oven and transfer onto a cutting board; cover with a tent of
aluminum foil and let stand 15 minutes before carving (internal temperature will rise 5 to 10 degrees after it is removed from the oven).
While the roast is resting, make a sauce out of equal amounts
of sour cream and horseradish. This can be made 1 day ahead of time. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
NOTE: I also make Knorr Béarnaise Sauce
(according to direction on the package). Add 1 teaspoon dried tarragon and
fresh-squeezed lemon juice from 1/2 of a fresh lemon. This can also be made 1 day ahead of time. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
To Serve: Cut the roast into approximately 1/2-inch slices
(can slice thinner if desired). Transfer onto a serving platter and serve
immediately with the Sour Cream/Horseradish Sauce and/or Béarnaise Sauce.