Grilled Whole Beef Tenderloin

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If you want to throw an amazing summer BBQ, there are few more impressive pieces of meat to serve than a whole beef tenderloin. Follow this recipe, and you’ll make super delicious tenderloin that everyone will want more of! The…

If you want to throw an amazing summer BBQ, there are few more impressive pieces of meat to serve than a whole beef tenderloin. Follow this recipe, and you’ll make super delicious tenderloin that everyone will want more of! The key to this recipe is the two zone grilling setup. One side needs to have indirect heat (not directly over burners or coal), and another side needs to have direct heat. This will give us a tasty sear on the outside of the tenderloin, without overcooking it. Enjoy!

Ingredients

Prep Time

10 min

Total Time

50 min

Yield

Feeds about 10 people
  • 1 LGCM Whole Tenderloin
  • LGCM Ultimate Steak & Roast Rub

Directions

  • 1

    Season the whole tenderloin with LGCM Ultimate Steak & Roast Rub on all sides and let sit at room temperature while you prepare your grill.

  • 2

    Prepare your grill for a two zone grilling system. On a gas grill, turn on one side of burners to medium high heat, and leave the other side off. With a charcoal grill, pile all of the coals on one side of the grill, leaving one side without coals. Once you grill reaches medium high heat (about 400ºF), you are ready to cook.

  • 3

    Place the tenderloin on the indirect heat side of the grill. Cook for 10 minutes, then flip, and continue cooking over indirect heat for another 10 minutes.

  • 4

    Move the tenderloin to the direct heat zone, and sear on all sides. Take a temperature of the beef. It should be 135ºF for medium rare, or 140ºF for medium. If the beef has not reached this temperature, move it back to the indirect side, and continue cooking until temperature is reached. Once the beef reaches your desired temperature, remove from the grill, and let rest for 5 minutes.

  • 5

    After resting, either cut the beef into filets, or slices and serve. Enjoy!


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