A classic version, easy to make and flavorful.

Prep Time:
1 hrs
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 10 mins
2 servings


  • 2 (8 ounce) fillets beef tenderloin filet, 1 1/2 inch thick

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil

  • freshly ground black pepper to taste

  • 2 tablespoons butter


  1. Rub the beef with the vegetable oil and season with freshly ground black pepper. Let the beef rest at room temperature for 1 hour.

  2. Heat a large, heavy skillet over medium-high heat. Quickly sear the meat about 5 seconds on each side, then remove from skillet. Melt and brown the butter in the skillet. Return the meat to the skillet, and fry 4 to 5 minutes on each side. The outside of the meat should be browned and crisp. Remove from the skillet and let stand for about 5 minutes for the juices to settle.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

711 Calories
50g Fat
62g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 711
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 50g 64%
Saturated Fat 19g 96%
Cholesterol 219mg 73%
Sodium 207mg 9%
Protein 62g
Calcium 48mg 4%
Iron 4mg 22%
Potassium 767mg 16%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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