A seasoning rub of Peppercorns, Italian Seasoning and Ground Mustard forms a flavorful crust for beef tenderloin and seasons the accompanying gravy.
Preheat oven to 450°F. Mix seasonings in small bowl. Reserve 2 teaspoons for gravy. Rub remaining seasoning mixture on beef tenderloin. Place beef tenderloin on rack in foil-lined roasting pan, folding thin end under
Roast 40 to 50 minutes or until beef tenderloin is desired doneness. Remove from oven. Let stand 15 minutes
Meanwhile, for the gravy, melt butter in medium saucepan on medium heat. Add flour and reserved seasoning mixture. Cook and stir 2 minutes. Gradually whisk in stock. Bring to boil. Reduce heat to low; simmer 5 to 10 minutes or until thickened. Slice beef tenderloin and serve with gravy
Test Kitchen Tip: Trimmed beef tenderloins are available for purchase in the supermarket meat case. If the beef tenderloin is untrimmed, ask the butcher to help you select and trim the meat so it yields a 5 to 6 pound beef tenderloin.