Beef Tenderloin with Horseradish Cream Recipe

Beef Tenderloin with Horseradish Cream

Serves 4

A great steak needs little more than this easy, classic horseradish cream to make a memorable meal. Serve with roasted potatoes and your favorite green vegetable.


  • 4 beef tenderloin steaks at least 1-inch thick (4 ounces each)
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons prepared horseradish
  • 3 sprigs fresh thyme leaves, leaves removed and chopped, more for garnish
  • Flaky finishing salt


  1. In a small bowl, stir together ingredients for horseradish cream. Refrigerate until ready to use.
  2. Preheat oven to 400°F. Pat steaks dry with paper towels. Sprinkle all over with salt and pepper.
  3. In a large cast iron or heavy-bottomed, oven-safe skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Arrange steaks in pan and sear all over, about 2 minutes per side.
  4. Place pan in oven and cook steaks 5 to 7 minutes. Use thermometer to ensure doneness: 130°F for medium-rare and 140°F for medium doneness. Allow steaks to rest 5 minutes.
  5. To serve, smear a couple tablespoons horseradish cream onto each plate. Place steaks atop cream. Garnish with thyme sprigs and sprinkle with finishing salt, if desired.


Amount Per Serving (based on 4 servings)
Calories: 350
Fat: 27 g
Saturated Fat: 9 g
Trans Fat: 0 g
Cholesterol: 100 mg
Sodium: 560 mg
Carbohydrates: 2 g
Fiber: 0 g
Sugar: 1 g
Added Sugars: 0 g
Protein: 24 g
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