Beef Tenderloin Cooking Time Per Pound?

How do I cook a beef tenderloin roast that weighs 5.15 lbs? I rubbed olive oil over it and added rosemary and salt. What is the precise cooking time per pound when you're cooking a Beef Tenderloin?

asked by Everywhere in Foods | 27217 views | 12-25-2009 at 07:54 PM

Big hefty meat requires long cooking times.

Beef Tenderloin Roast cooking time: 35 to 50 minutes not per pound, total time.

The whole beef tenderloin is frequently used as a roast. It is either barded with fat and roasted or trimmed carefully of fat, brushed well with oil and butter, and basted frequently during roasting. While it is considered an elegant roast for important occasions, an eye of the rib roast or a shell roast has more flavor and makes just as handsome a presentation.

This beef roast and the eye of the rib, which are usually thin, without bone, and with little fat, cook better at high temperatures, such as 400F to 450F (205C to 235C). An average beef fillet takes about 35 minutes to reach the very rare state, which is what it should be. An eye of the rib may take slightly longer because of its greater thickness, but surely not more than 50 minutes.

Test with a meat thermometer for an inner temperature of 120F to 125F (50C to 52C) for rare and 140F (60C) for medium rare. Salt the roast about 10 minutes before removing from the oven. Allow to stand 10 to 15 minutes before carving.

answered by Ramona | 12-25-2009 at 07:58 PM

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