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XMass beef tenderloin????

Ummm, i want to try a Beef Tenderloin this Xmas instead of the Rib Eye Roast, i noticed one big difference between the meats was the $$$$.

I couldn't find any Tenderloin Recipes using the search engine? I've read online about Bacon wrapped Tenderloin's and Pepper Crusted Tenderloin's, whats your preferred method of grilling a Tenderloin?

Should i sear the meat 1st then remove it and put in the platesetter and lower the temp to 275-300 for and even cook?????

any help would be greatly appreciated, tks lou


  • I'm planning to cook half of the 4.5 pound tenderloin I picked up from Costco on Wednesday night. I was thinking reverse sear wrapped in bacon. I'll let you know how it goes.
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  • td66snrftd66snrf Posts: 898

    Here's one I cooked a while ago. I tied the bacon on with string. I cooked it direct, no platesetter which help crisp up the bacon. Cooked at 275 pulled it off at 135. It was a crowd pleaser! Good luck with yours.


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  • See is link I am doing the same thing and think I am going to do a quick sear and then cook indirect until about 120 or so. Good luck.
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  • Tks guys for your responses!

    brianbala = i got mine from Costco also and half now half later huh? i might just do that cut the ends and vacuum seal them and Q the center

    td66snrf = i really like the bacon wrap that should keep it moist and its ready to go no sear right

    BuckeyeBob = Tks for the link it was a big help!

    i read this = Tenderloin, like other lean cuts of meat, are best roasted at a high heat rather than baked at lower temperatures. Flavor comes from the browning, not from fat slowly melting into the meat.

    so would that be 375-400?

    ok last thing everyone pulls at a different temp, 120-125-130-135 ?????

    the temp will rise when the meat sits so rare will be med rare or med the longer it sits before cutting right?

    Golden rule 115-120 and back in if they want med?

    sorry for the questions i'm just getting my facts straight before i Q

  • tgklemantgkleman Posts: 215
    I just did one this weekend.  Worked out great.  I set my egg at 375 for indirect and made sure it was locked in ( i lit it about an hour before I was ready to cook).  I trimmed the fat and used butchers twine to tie up a Costco tenderloin to make at a uniform thickness.  Seasoned with S&P.  Seared on my weber gas grill and moved to my egg.  I pulled at 127F and let it rest (tented in HDAF).

    Served with a choice of horse radish cream sauce or a mushroom ragout.  The meat turned out perfectly.  I used a probe to monitor the meat and we glad I did.  The temp rises pretty quickly toward the end, and I didn't want to overcook it.

    Good luck!
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