how much beef tenderloin for 7 adults

It’s actually fairly easy to figure out how much you need to buy: Simply purchase 8 ounces (1/2 pound) of meat per person. So if you’re feeding 6 people, you’ll need three pounds of meat. For a larger crowd, say 12 people, you’ll need closer to 6 pounds of meat.

Cooking the perfect beef tenderloin isnt difficult – its based on two simple principles: time and temperature.

Here are some tried and true tips and even a cooking temperature chart for making the perfect beef tenderloin! The recipe includes a delicious Horseradish Sauce, too!

Beef tenderloin is a special treat at our house because its so pricey! So when we splurge on this, I sure dont want to burn the tenderloin…heres how to make perfect beef tenderloin every time!

Why this recipe works

  • Its all about time and temperature. You can cook a beef tenderloin on low or high heat, either way, its “done” when the internal temperature reaches 10 degrees below the slicing temperature.
  • When baking beef tenderloin, there are a few schools of thought: Both methods recommend searing the beef on the stovetop first to give it a nice crusty outer crust.
  • One method of cooking is to cook it low and slow in the oven, around 275°F degrees; the other is to cook it fast and hot, around 475°F degrees. Both methods result in a delicious and juicy tenderloin, provided you dont overcook it.
  • When in doubt, opt for lower cooking temperature and increased cooking time

In my opinion, the perfect beef tenderloin is simple-simple ingredients allow the flavor of the tender beef to shine and serve as the focal point of the dinner.

  • Other than a few basics – a high-quality beef tenderloin, butter, salt and pepper–youll need a broiler pan, some foil and a good meat thermometer.
  • Youll also need a super sharp knife to remove the silverskin (f the butcher hasnt removed it for you.)
  • For the Horseradish Sauce, youll need: sour cream, prepared horseradish, fresh lemon juice, mayonnaise, salt, ground white pepper

How to buy a beef tenderloin

Many butchers will stock tenderloins, and you can find them at stores like Costco. If you shop at a regular supermarket you’ll want to order one ahead of time from the meat counter.

For a holiday meal you’ll want a whole tenderloin, and that will feed approximately 8 – 10 people. Allow at least 1/2 pound per person in your calculation. For more people you can cook multiple tenderloins. For a family meal, you can purchase a smaller piece, the butcher can cut it down for you.

Be sure to ask for your meat trimmed and tied. Trimming removes any tough ‘silverskin’ and excess fat, and tying insures that the meat is at an even thickness so it will cook evenly.

how much beef tenderloin for 7 adults

For the optional garlic butter sauce (you know you want it)

  • 1 stick butter
  • 3-4 cloves garlic
  • salt

how much beef tenderloin for 7 adults

It’s actually fairly easy to figure out how much you need to buy: Simply purchase 8 ounces (1/2 pound) of meat per person. So if you’re feeding 6 people, you’ll need three pounds of meat. For a larger crowd, say 12 people, you’ll need closer to 6 pounds of meat.

FAQ

How many does a 5 pound beef tenderloin serve?

A whole tenderloin can range from 5 to 8 lbs. and can feed 6 to 12 people, depending on slices cut and sides served with it. If I am making a beef tenderloin for an intimate celebration of 2 to 6 people, I usually choose to make the center cut.

How many pounds of beef tenderloin for 8 adults?

Usually somewhere between 2 and 3 pounds, it’s perfect for serving up to 8 people. And, because of its uniform shape, center-cut beef tenderloin cooks evenly and is easy to carve into beautiful slices—no special knife skills needed!

How many pounds of tenderloin to feed 6 people?

As a general rule, estimate 8 ounces (or 1/2 pound) of meat per person.

How much per pound is beef tenderloin?

$29.99 /lb. Avg.

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