The best meal for any special occasion
This recipe for Slow Roasted Beef Tenderloin is by far, my most favorite special occasion meal to make. It is not only one of the easiest dishes I have ever made, but it is also sure to impress even the most critical of guests. (Hopefully you don’t have too many critics in your life!)
There are no tricks, fancy techniques or equipment needed to execute this recipe. All you need is a great cut of beef, some fresh tarragon and butchers twine. After that, the oven does all the work.
I have actually invented reasons to host special occasions just so I have an excuse to make this incredible beef tenderloin!
Having made this beef countless times, I can tell you that every-single-time, the results are simply beyond impressive.
The Tarragon wrap
Believe it not, the tarragon actually infuses the beef with a ton of flavor without any fancy ingredients, special equipment or technical ability.
Step one: First lay out the twine in vertical strips about 3 inches apart.
Step two: Lay the tarragon leaves side by side (perpendicular) on across the twine, this will allow you to wrap the tenderloin completely.
Step three: Place the Tenderloin onto the tarragon leaves.
Step four: Finish placing the tarragon stems and leaves onto the top of the tenderloin.
Step five: Grab each twine and pull it around the tenderloin to tie it off on top, like wrapping a gift.
You should end up with a tenderloin wrapped in tarragon. Stuff any remaining pieces of the herb into any notably bare areas. It does not have to be perfect.
Every special meal deserves a special sauce.
I have tried many, many sauces to accompany this beef, but I always come back to the Ina Garten’s original recommendation for sauce which is a delicious Basil Parmesan sauce. When I don’t have the time or the ingredients to make this basil mayonnaise, I serve the beef with a delicious horseradish creme sauce or a good steak sauce such as Delmonico’s.