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Beef Tenderloin prepared by Chef Alexa

Beef Tenderloin

For holidays, I prefer beef tenderloin to the traditional turkey or ham. I love this entree because of how fast and easy it is to prepare with big flavor. A show-stopper, it impresses with a minimal amount of fussing. The rich flavor melts in the mouth. Whether paired with a horseradish whipped cream sauce or a mushroom bone broth au jus, beef tenderloin makes it a special meal.

For eating keto, beef tenderloin is a nearly perfect food. Lean and flavorful, it lends itself to being embellished with healthy fats in sauces. To make this recipe, I didn’t even have to modify the preparation or ingredients. Naturally low carb and gluten free, beef tenderloin provides lean protein full of flavor. Left-overs are great for week-day lunch meal prep and other dishes like Stroganoff.

Chef Alexa showing off her Beef Tenderloin

While buying a whole beef tenderloin may seem intimidating because of cost and size, I find it to be worthwhile. For home use, I break down the meat into steaks, chunks for kabobs, and trimmings for stir-fry. A single piece makes up to 12 servings. That’s a smart way to eat KetoLuxe.

My good friend Sara enjoys beef tenderloin. This was the first time she’s ever had meat cooked to medium-rare.

Watch Sara and me make beef tenderloin on a recent KetoLuxe Facebook Live. Please share your comments about cleaning the piece of meat.

65 minutes

65 minutes

4-pound beef tenderloin, cleaned
½ cup butter, softened
2 tablespoons Magic Sprinkle


  1. Bring tenderloin to room temperature by letting set out for one hour.
  2. Preheat oven to 500°F
  3. Rub tenderloin down with butter on all sides.
  4. Season with Magic Sprinkle.
  5. Place tenderloin in a roasting pan.
  6. Uncovered, roast for 15 minutes.
  7. Reduce heat to 325°F and roast for 40 minutes. Internal temperature should reach 130°F for medium rare.
  8. Remove meat from oven and let stand 15 minutes before carving.
  9. Slice thinly and serve with Horseradish Whipped Cream on the side.

12 servings

When roasting a beef tenderloin to medium rare, cook for 10 minutes per pound at 325°F. Use 15 minutes a pound for medium.

Beef tenderloin is also great served room temperature for an easy party food.

To utilize left overs, make Beef Stroganoff.

Want to make the meat last for several meals like I do? Use only the thickest part for roasting. Keep the “tail” and trimmings for kabobs and stir-fry.

Net carbs: 0 grams
Total carbs: 0 grams
Fiber: 0 grams
Fat: 17 grams
Protein: 30 grams
Calories: 283
Glycemic load: 0


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