Beef Tenderloin Recipes

The most tender cut of beef for the most special dinners. Get recipes for filet mignon, beef Wellington, roast beef, stuffed tenderloin, and other swoon-worthy dishes.

Staff Picks

Individual Beef Wellingtons

Rating: 4.5 stars 198
Serve these with a Bearnaise sauce. Mmm!

Beef Wellington

Rating: 4.5 stars 384
Baked beef filet, liver paté, mushroom, and onion wrapped in puff pastry.


Rating: 4.5 stars 59
A classic version, easy to make and flavorful.

Fabulous Beef Tenderloin

Rating: 4.5 stars 760
This beef tenderloin will melt in your mouth. We've had it for both of our Christmas dinners this year (2 families) and got RAVE reviews from everyone. Hard to believe it's so easy to prepare!

How To Cook Beef Tenderloin

Beef tenderloin is decadent and impressive, but it can cook and rest in just an hour, which makes it appropriate for dinner parties, holiday gatherings, and more.
By Mary Claire Lagroue

Herbed and Spiced Roasted Beef Tenderloin

Rating: 4.5 stars 67
Here's a special-occasion roast enhanced with classic seasonings. Roasting two large ends of tenderloin instead of one whole piece ensures even cooking. (The meat needs to be coated with its aromatic rub, then chilled for at least six hours before roasting.)

Beef Tenderloin Stuffed with Lobster

Rating: 4.5 stars 30
A recipe that will impress everyone. It should, because of the cost alone, but it's flavor makes it worth every penny.

Chateaubriand con Vino Brodo

Rating: 4 stars 24
A quick and tasty roast that uses the drippings for a wonderful sauce. Use extra sauce for roasted potatoes and veggies.

Blue Cheese Crusted Filet Mignon with Port Wine Sauce

Rating: 4.5 stars 506
Worth the effort! Tender and flavorful, great for a dinner party. Make the sauce a day ahead to cut down on the prep time.

Chef John's Bordelaise Sauce

Rating: 4.5 stars 13
This is a simple version of the classic French red wine and shallot reduction sauce.

Air Fryer Beef Tenderloin

Beef tenderloin with a lovely crispy crust and soft inside made in your air fryer. This is perfect to serve Italian style, room temperature with a squeeze of lemon and a drizzle of olive oil.

Inspiration and Ideas

Individual Beef Wellingtons: Chef John's Smart Take on a Dumb Recipe
Meet the individual fun-size version of Beef Wellington! With all the elegance and dramatic presentation of the original—but much easier to make.
Beef Tenderloin With Roasted Shallots
Rating: Unrated 1326
"Amazing! Absolutely amazing! I get requests for this for holidays and special occasions every year!" – lisa lange
Grilled Beef Tenderloin with Herb-Garlic-Pepper Coating
Rating: 5 stars 195

Deliciously tender grilled beef tenderloin with a gorgeous peppery crust.