All Tied Up: How to Roll and Tie a Beef Tenderloin

Step 1

Place the meat horizontally in front of you on a clean work surface. Cut a one- to two-yard length of butcher's string. Beginning at the leftmost tip of the tenderloin, pass one end of the string underneath the meat one to two inches from the tip, cross the ends of the string on top of the meat, and tie a knot. Trim the shorter length of excess string close to the knot. Hold the remaining, longer string above the meat with your left hand, and loop it around your right hand. [Back to All Tied Up »Todd Coleman

Step 2

Using your right hand, slide the loop under the meat, pulling the string tight with your left hand until the loop is snugly in place one to two inches below the first loop. [Back to All Tied Up »Todd Coleman

Step 3

Make a knot to secure the new loop. [Back to All Tied Up »Todd Coleman

Step 4

Repeat every one to two inches, making evenly spaced and knotted loops, until you reach the rightmost tip of the tenderloin. When you've made your final loop, one to two inches from the tip, pull the string tight, tie it into a knot, and trim the excess string. [Back to All Tied Up »Todd Coleman