Beef Tenderloin with Horseradish Sauce

beef tenderloin with horseradish sauce

Recipe by Janet Taylor McCracken

Active TimeTotal TimeServings

10 minutes

1 hour



  • 1 trimmed beef tenderloin roast (4 to 4 1/2 lb.), tied
  • 2 tbsp. neutral-flavor oil (such as grapeseed)
  • Kosher salt
  • Coarsely ground black pepper
  • 16 large fresh thyme sprigs
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/3 cup prepared horseradish cream
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tbsp. chopped fresh oregano
  • 1 tbsp. fresh lemon juice


1. Position the racks in the upper and lower thirds of the oven; preheat to 450°. Place the roast on a foil-lined baking sheet. Rub with the oil; season generously with the salt and pepper. Arrange half of the thyme sprigs under the roast and tuck the remaining sprigs under the twine all over the roast. 

2. Roast on the lower rack until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the center registers 125° for medium-rare, 40 to 45 minutes. Let rest for 10 minutes. 

3. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, whisk the sour cream, horseradish cream, heavy cream, oregano, and lemon juice; season. Serve with the roast. 

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