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How to Cook Perfect Prime Rib, Filet Mignon, & Beef Tenderloin at Home in the Oven

Prime rib, filet mignon, beef tenderloin.  They are favorite cuts at the finest restaurants, too finicky too cook at home in your own oven, right?  Wrong.  Cooking the perfect meat isn’t as difficult as you might think.  With a couple minutes of preparation and these simple tips, you’re just minutes away from having a gorgeous, pink-in-the-center cut of prime rib, filet mignion, or beef tenderloin made right in your own oven.  Here is everything you need to know to cook all three of these favorite cuts of beef at home.

Prime Rib Roast

  • Let the roast stand at room temperature for 2-4 hours.  It cooks significantly better when not cooked cold.
  • Tie the exterior of the meat together with butcher twine.  This will keep the exterior meat from pulling away from the ribeye and will keep the entire piece of meat tender and moist.
  • Slather the outside of your prime rib with 1/4 cup of butter, but don’t salt it.  Salting it will draw the moisture from the meat as it cooks.
  • Place the roast rib side down in a deep roasting pan.
  • Sear the roast in an oven preheated to 450 degrees for 15 minutes, then turn the heat down to 325 degrees for the remaining cook time.
  • How long should you cook your roast?  For Prime Rib Cook Times, click here.
  • For details on carving your prime rib, click here.

Filet Mignon & Beed Tenderloin

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees
  • Salt and pepper the filet.  Heat a large cast iron pan over medium heat with 2 tablespoons of olive oil in the bottom.  Place filet mignon cuts inside the hot pan and sear both sides of the filet until browned for about 3 minutes. . 
  • Transfer the pan to the oven.
  • Roast for 10 to 12 minutes or until the steaks are cooked medium-rare.

Sides & Accompaniements
Serve your Prime Rib, Filet & Beef Tenderloin with any of these favorite side dishes.

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