Elegant Beef Tenderloin

  • Yield: 10 servings


1-- 5-pound beef tenderloin, trimmed
1 1/4teaspoons garlic salt
1cup Burgundy wine
1/4cup soy sauce
3/4cup butter or margarine
1teaspoon lemon pepper seasoning
-- Grapes, optional
-- Celery leaves, optional
-- Lemon zest, optional


  1. Place tenderloin on a lightly greased, shallow roasting pan and sprinkle with garlic salt.
  2. Bake in a preheated 425F oven for 10-minutes.
  3. Combine wine, soy sauce, butter and lemon pepper in a small saucepan.  Cook until mixture is thoroughly heated.
  4. Pour over tenderloin and bake an additional 30-40 minutes or until a meat thermometer registers 140F (rare), 150F (medium rare) or 160F (medium).
  5. Baste occasionally with pan drippings.
  6. Garnish beef with grapes, celery leaves and lemon zest if desired.
  7. Slice in thick pieces to serve. 


Recipe reprinted with permission from the Junior League of Columbus’  A Southern Collection Then and Now (The Junior League of Columbus, Georgia, Inc.  1994).