Sunday, October 11, 2009

Crock-pot Beef Tenderloin

Now that we are finally somewhat settled into our new house, I've begun to get back into the cooking swing of things. The first few weeks it was really hard to get a routine down since we were always running here or there to pick up essentials for the house. I think past week was our first "normal" week. I've finally gotten used to working from home a couple days a week, and my husband is learning the ins and outs of the traffic flow for his commute.

On Tuesdays I go into the office and my husband goes into NYC, so that means neither of us are home very early. I decided this was the perfect day to try out a crock-pot recipe for the first time in the new kitchen. Cooking beef in the crock-pot is relatively easy, so I knew there wouldn't be any problems.

Crock-pot Beef Tenderloin


3 lbs beef tenderloin
about 15 baby potatoes
1 onion
1 bag pre-peeled carrots
1 cup water
olive oil

The following spices:
fresh ground black pepper
garlic powder


Wash the potatoes and cut in half. Cut the onion into slices. In a large mixing bowl, combine carrots, potatoes and onion. Drizzle with olive oil and stir to coat.

Place the beef in the crockpot and pour water over it. Sprinkle the spices above, to taste. Add the vegetables. Cook on low for 10 hours.

Servings: 6

Recipe Notes:

This beef came out great. It was really tender and basically fell apart when I took it out the crock pot. I ended up shredding it with two forks because it was almost impossible to cut into slices. Since I was out at work all day, I put the veggies in along with the beef. If you prefer them to be a little firmer, you could probably put them in during only the last two hours of cooking.


  1. Sometimes I like to cook with slow cooker as well. Your beef tenderloin looks really delicious!

  2. That looks so wonderful! I am always looking for new crock pot recipes!

  3. This sounds absolutely delicious! And now that we have chilly fall weather in Iowa this looks like the PERFECT meal.


  4. Very nice blog you have and Congrats on the foodie blogroll!

  5. I am visiting your blog today via the foodie blog roll.

    Anyway, I have a love affair going on with my crock pot...I use it 3-4 times a week to make all kinds of things, even cakes! I have been using it even more this fall because I have been canning stuff too!

    I will have to give you mouth watering recipe a try :)

  6. This sounds like a great idea. I work and I don't get home until to late to cook. Now I can have dinner ready.Thanks Kathy.

  7. This looks wonderful What a great autumn weeknight meal.

  8. Now that I've finished my masters I am back at work. Cooking is the last thing I want to do sometimes when I get back home, so crock-pot meals are perfect. Your beef tenderloin looks delicious!

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  10. How much olive oil & spices did you use for this recipe? I am making it tomorrow and beyond excited to try it out. This will be my first real experience with beef tenderloin in the crock pot, so I would LOVE for it to turn out like yours! :)

  11. Im trying your recipe for Easter I hope mine is delicious cause yours looks so temping,Thanks for this recipe.