1 trimmed beef sirloin, about 3 pounds
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt
Cover the tenderloin completely with the olive oil. Sprinkle pepper over the oiled tenderloin. Place a rack in a baking pan. Place the prepared tenderloin on the rack. Set the oven temperature at 425 degrees and allow the oven to heat. Place the roast in oven and bake 25 minutes. Remove the tenderloin and sprinkle on the salt. Place back in the oven and continue baking 20 minutes or until the tenderloin has cooked the way you like it. A shorter time for rare, about 10 minutes less or a longer time for well done, about 10 minutes more. Remove the tenderloin from the oven when done and allow it to stand at room temperature 15 minutes before cutting.