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Steak it out or cook it whole

good morning,
The wife came home yesterday with a whole angus beef tenderloin roughly 6 lbs. I'm cooking for 4 people tonight, am I better off cutting off a few lbs and cooking whole or steaking it out? I'm thinking reverse sear as well?
thanks for any help.

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  • FockerFocker Posts: 8,364
    Reverse sear. 
    I'd keep it whole, make a board dressing, and slice to serve, mixing in the board dressing.  Makes for an awesome presentation.

    If you have guests who insist on well done with ketchup, then steak it out.
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  • If you've only got 4 ppl, 6lbs will be too much. I'd cut it in half - roast half tonight whole , and cut the other half into steaks for another night's cook.
    1 LBGE in Chapel Hill, NC
  • WoodchunkWoodchunk Posts: 684
    edited February 17
    Depends, if the ends are smaller than the center, I would cut them off and then cook. Same thickness all the way then it's up to you. We love left over smoked meat, great in salads, etc.
    you could stuff it also.
  • Hans61Hans61 Posts: 3,528
    Cooking the loin in tact is much easier than keeping track of six steaks 
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  • GrillSgtGrillSgt Posts: 2,243
    If it’s trimmed 6lbs makes more than 6 steaks. Cooking whole is easy and as said earlier makes for a nice presentation. Tenderloin calls for a sauce. Don’t forget that a reverse sear does not need a rest so if you’re taking it inside and it might be 10-12 minutes before serving you will get a significant temp climb. Remove at least 5-7 degrees less than your target IT. 
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  • Awesome thanks for the help
  • thetrimthetrim Posts: 6,806
    Focker said:
    Reverse sear. 
    I'd keep it whole, make a board dressing, and slice to serve, mixing in the board dressing.  Makes for an awesome presentation.

    If you have guests who insist on well done with ketchup, then steak it out.
    If you have guests like that, kick ‘em out and send ‘em home!
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