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Holiday Beef Tenderloin

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Entertaining the Bakersfield Way

As for the food, nothing says “holiday feast” like a beautiful piece of meat. Tenderloin with traditional holiday spices (like nutmeg) infused into the rub is a perfect choice. Even the Grinch can’t resist the roast beast.  


  • 1 tbsp. salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp. onion powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper
  • 1 tsp. ground red pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg
  • 5 lb. beef tenderloin (trimmed)
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 sprig fresh rosemary


  1. In a bowl, combine salt, onion and garlic powder, pepper and red pepper, and cumin.
  2. Rub the tenderloin with oil, then cover with spice mixture. Place tenderloin in a roasting pan, cover, and chill for eight hours.
  3. Bake at 500 degrees until browned, about 15 minutes. Lower temperature to 375 degrees and bake for 20 more minutes.
  4. Let stand for about 10 minutes after taking it from the oven to let it finish cooking.