Lemon Pepper Rub Mother’s Day Roast – Butt Tender

We sampled this recipe with our Painted Hills Natural Beef USDA PRIME grade butt tender. The USDA Prime Natural Butt Tender is cut from the thick end of the tenderloin. This cut is smooth in texture and a lean cut that is ideal for roasting. We tried this cut with a lemon pepper rub and it was delicious. Perfect for Mother’s Day!

We heated the oven to 500 degrees F.

We used an untrimmed “packer” roast, so we first had to trim it up, removing any extra connective tissue and fat. We added a little salt and pepper to the roast. Then, we rubbed it with ½ stick of unsalted butter that was softened to room temperature, but still required some massaging to warm up enough to work with. The butter was rubbed all over the roast and then it was well coated with lemon pepper. I put a little olive oil in the bottom of the pan before placing the roast in.

We roasted for 35 minutes until the internal temperature reached 130 degrees F and then let it rest 10-15 minutes before slicing and serving.

We drizzled the pan drippings/butter over the roast when sliced. In hindsight, we could have used a whole stick of butter to make more “drizzle.”

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Recipe Level


Prep Time

15 minutes

Cook Time

35 minutes




6 People


  • 1Cut(s)Painted Hills Natural Beef Prime Butt Tender
  • 1Dash(s)Black Pepper
  • 1Dash(s)Salt
  • 1Dash(s)Lemon Pepper
  • 1C.Butter
  • 1Tbsp.Olive Oil


  1. Pre-Heat Oven to 500 degrees F
  2. butt-tender Trim any extra fat or connective tissue off the Butt Tender Roast
  3. Soften 1 stick butter to room temperature
  4. Coat the Painted Hills Natural Beef Butt Tender with butter
  5. butt-tender-2 Season with Salt & Pepper
  6. butt-tender-season Season heavily with lemon pepper
  7. butt-tender-4 Coat roasting dish with a small amount of olive oil and place the roast in the roasting pan
  8. Roast in the oven uncovered at 500 degrees F until the internal temperature of the roast reaches 130 degrees F
  9. Pull from the oven and let rest 10-15 minutes before slicing
  10. butt-tender-7 Slice, drizzel excess drippings from the roasting pan over the slices and serve!

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