Coffee & Black Pepper Rubbed Tenderloin Roast

I don’t know about you, but there’s something about eating beef tenderloin that makes me feel so indulgent and luxurious.

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Maybe it’s the stigma surrounding “filet mignon,” that it’s a special occasion meat saved for adults, romantic dinners, and candlelight. (Not to mention the price!)

Maybe it’s that pretty pink meat that’s butter soft and takes so well to whatever it’s seasoned with.

Regardless of the reason, enjoying a tender filet always feels like a great indulgence, so when I get the opportunity to buy a filet roast at a great price, I love sharing that delicious luxury with loved ones and enjoying that special treat together.

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This holiday weekend, if you’re spending time with loved ones and looking for a main dish that’s not quite as large as a ham or lamb roast, try this delicious Coffee & Black Pepper Rubbed Tenderloin Roast! It’s perfect for a smaller dinner of 4 people.

This simple recipe doesn’t even require you to sear the steak first!

Just mix the spice blend, rub over the meat, let sit, and roast. The coffee and spices in the rub perfectly bring out the savory beef flavors of the tender steak!

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This roast recipe is simple, delicious, and hands-off enough to give you more than enough time to enjoy the company of loved ones while you prepare dinner!

And though it is perfect for holiday dinners, this easy tenderloin can be enjoyed at any time of year. Thank God coffee and spices never go out of season!

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Coffee & Black Pepper Tenderloin Roast

Prep Time: 1 hour, 5 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 25 minutes

Yield: 4 servings


  • one 2-3 pound tenderloin roast
  • 2 teaspoons ground coffee
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/8 teaspoon dried oregano
  • pinch of coriander
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil


  1. Bind the roast with kitchen twine at 2-inch intervals so that the entire roast is held together and evenly sized. (A helpful video can be found here.)
  2. Mix the coffee, salt, and spices together in a small bowl. When evenly combined, rub the seasoning mixture all over the tenderloin roast. Cover the roast with plastic wrap and let it come to room temperature for one hour.
  3. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.
  4. When the roast has reached room temperature, place it on a roasting rack (or, as I do, a cookie rack placed over a baking sheet) and place it in the preheated oven. Roast the tenderloin for 15-25 minutes, depending on your desired temperature (about 15 minutes for rare, 20 minutes for medium, and 25 minutes for medium well). Let stand for 10 minutes before slicing and serving.

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