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whole beef tenderloin

MattMatt Posts: 2
edited 4:00PM in EggHead Forum
I am new to the green egg and want to grill a tenderloin for Christmas. Any suggestions on proper way to cook on the egg?



  • Matt,
    Going to do the same thing? Have you checked out the search feature, upper left hand corner of the page. Just put in beef tenderloin and there will be lots of notes on it. Also look at playing with fire and smoke web site. Good pic on how to there as well. Don't recall if Nakewhiz has that on his site either.
    good luck
  • ShiffShiff Posts: 1,699
    Do a search on 'tenderloin' and you'll find a lot of recent discussions on cooking them. I did one indirect a few days ago and there were several others cooked at about the same time.
    Large BGE
    Barry, Lancaster, PA
  • 2Fategghead2Fategghead Posts: 9,623
    Matt, I have never cooked one but I copied your request into the search menu and got a lot of posts from similar requests. So, until someone chimes in here for you I will leave you this past post. Good luck! ;)
  • Matt,

    Alot of forum members like TRex's method.
    In the recipe he is talking about NY Strips, but you could do a whole tenderloin this way as well. Since you are relatively new to the egg, you might just want to try roasting it at about 350 degrees or so unless you're already pretty proficient at controlling temps. You could do it direct or if you have a platesetter or another heat diverting set up you could do it indirect. You may want to just try Mad Max's method of roasting prime rib for your tenderloin.

    Hope it helps. Maybe some more will chime in with there methods.
  • EggspertEggspert Posts: 142
    I cook them on a raised grid and turn it at 12-15 minutes. 325 dome temp, internal temp 140ish.
  • OK, excuse my ignorance, but what do people do to carve the tenderlion. I have watched Alton Brown in "Tender is the Loin" but his method resulted in a 1.5 lb roast. Not what I want. Also, why do many of the pics show the roast tied up?


  • I just cut it using a chefs knife. As for the ones that are tied up, one possibility is some folks will cut the bones away from the meat and season the meat under the bone prior to cooking and will then tie them back on.
  • I just cut it using a chefs knife. As for the ones that are tied up, one possibility is some folks will cut the bones away from the meat and season the meat under the bone prior to cooking and will then tie them back on.
  • I prefer to remove the silver skin and cut the loin in 1.5 inch fillets. I marinate them prior to cooking as beef loin has very little flavor. After allowing to come to room temp for a couple of hours, I sear them at high heat until the desired doneness is attained. A nice sear on each fillet is better then a roast style cut in my opinion. Just don't over sook them. Filets are one of the few cuts that is more ntender the rarer the meat (in my opinion). Don't woory, whatever you do you will achieve the wow factor.
  • ShiffShiff Posts: 1,699
    There are no bones on a tenderloin.
    Large BGE
    Barry, Lancaster, PA
  • ShiffShiff Posts: 1,699
    I just use a sharp knife.

    I cut the point end off and cut it into cubes for a future shish ka-bob dinner.

    I cut a little less than half from the large end as a roast and then cut the rest into filets.

    My wife was making soup for dinner, so I used some of the trimmings to flavor the soup. Some of the trimmings had silver skin and fat, so we put those in a strainer and rested it in the soup pot to add more flavor to the soup and make it easier to remove them when cooked.
    Large BGE
    Barry, Lancaster, PA
  • I have used the T rex method mentioned above for tenderloin and its great..but..

    i have been playing with the "Reverse Sear", basically cooking it indirect low and slow then pulling it off at around 100 degrees internal temp and resting it while getting the egg lava hot and then throwing it back on direct and searing it..For me, I like the reverse sear better!
  • MattMatt Posts: 2
    Thx for the help.
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