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Momma Ashley's Beef Tenderloin

This is a Momma Ashley staple every Christmas Dinner as well as for large cocktail parties. The meat is so tender and delicious. It's as easy as it is elegant!

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Momma Ashley's Beef Tenderloin

Why it's on our list

If you are wanting to drop some carnivore panties * this is the dish to serve! Great for a big crowd, sliced on sammies or sliced and elegantly plated for a more elevated gathering.

Momma wraps the tenderloin in bacon and grills it before finishing it off in the oven. This gives the meat the smokiness of the grill and the tender juicy pink of a medium rare roast. It’s unreal and quite impressive to the eye. Every time we take that bad boy out to the grill people start snapping photos of this carnivore's dream. It’s a little pricey to cook a whole tenderloin like this but worth every penny, we promise!

Courtney & Whitney



Momma Ashley's Beef Tenderloin


Serves 8

  • 4-5 pound beef tenderloin trimmed (have the butcher trim it or you can trim it yourself! With the leftover trimmed meat you can grind it with bacon to make incredible hamburger patties)

  • 1 pound of bacon

  • 1 head of garlic cloves peeled

  • 1 cup of Worcestershire Sauce

  • ¼ cup dijon mustard

  • Kitchen twine

The Good Part, Put It All Together


  • Heat grill or grill pan to high

  • Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees

  • Remove tenderloin from the fridge and place it on a cutting board, let it sit for an hour to come to room temp

  • Using a paring knife cut slits all over the meat

  • Stuff the garlic cloves into the slits

  • Grind fresh pepper all over the meat

  • Pour a generous amount of worcestershire sauce all over the meat. Wrap in plastic wrap and marinate up to 3 hours. (You also can skip the marinating if pressed for time)

  • Heat Grill on high

  • Sear all sides of the meat around 2 minutes per side.

  • Remove from grill and place on a foil lined baking sheet (foil = easy clean up)

  • Once cooled slightly, rub dijon mustard all over tenderloin

  • Starting with the end of the tenderloin, wrap bacon around the meat and keep going until the bacon covers the entire piece

  • Tie the beef tenderloin with twine

  • Insert an oven safe thermometer into the center of the beef (We suggest something like THIS, it’s a game changer!)

  • Put in oven for 30 mins or until it reaches 130 degrees

  • Take out of oven and let it rest for 15 mins

  • Cut twine and remove bacon

  • Slice into 1 inch pieces if serving on it’s own and ½ in pieces for sammies

Horseradish Sauce

This is delish to serve with the beef on it’s own or as a sauce for the sammies

Serves 6

  • ½ cup sour cream

  • 2 tablespoons prepared horseradish

  • 1 tablespoon mayonnaise

  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped chives

  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard

  • Juice of half to whole lemon

  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt

  • pinch freshly ground black pepper

  • Mix together and put it in a bowl with a spoon


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