- 1 (5-pound) beef tenderloin
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper
- 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
Season tenderloin with salt and pepper on both sides. Place a large ovenproof skillet over high heat, melt the butter and sear tenderloin on all sides. Place in oven and cook to desired doneness or until an instant-read thermometer inserted registers 125 degrees F for medium rare, about 30 to 40 minutes depending on the thickness of the tenderloin. Let the meat rest for 10 minutes before slicing. Serve with the sauce.