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Beef tenderloin question

wocotiger7wocotiger7 Posts: 27
edited June 12 in EggHead Forum
Looking at doing two whole tenderloins Friday evening for my supper club. How do you do yours? I marinade mine in olive oil, fresh herbs, and salt and pepper. I typically sear all sides at 400’, then put on a vrack for 30-40 minutes until I get in internal temp of 130. Pull and rest. Thoughts, or ways you have done differently in the past that have tasted better.

Myrtle Beach, SC

Large BGE, platesetter, cast iron grate, ivation meat thermometer

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  • Photo EggPhoto Egg Posts: 9,206
    edited June 12
    I have made mine similar to above many times and they are always great/
    Making one this weekend as well.
    Going to cook with just salt and pepper and top with a basic Gremolata after I slice for something different.
    Have an Uncle in Law that make a fantastic Christmas Eve Dinner every year. He always uses a coffee rub with hard sear. Not a big fan.
    Thank you,
    Darian

    Galveston Texas
  • YnoYno Posts: 211
    For normal cooks I like a reverse sear - 225 until 120, rest, and sear at however high I can get the temp before I starve! Never used oil, generally use my favorite rub du jour.
    XL BGE in San Jose, CA. Also a Pit Barrel Cooker, a Cal Flame P4 gasser, and lots of toys including the first ever Flame Boss 300 in the wild. And a new Flame Boss 500.
  • johnnypjohnnyp Posts: 3,407
    Looking at doing two whole tenderloins Friday evening for my supper club. How do you do yours? I marinade mine in olive oil, fresh herbs, and salt and pepper. I typically sear all sides at 400’, then put on a vrack for 30-40 minutes until I get in internal temp of 130. Pull and rest. Thoughts, or ways you have done differently in the past that have tasted better.
    I'm a big fan of APL's tenderloin recipe.  Worth a try if you've never had it
    XL & MM BGE, 36" Blackstone - Newport News, VA
  • Looking at doing two whole tenderloins Friday evening for my supper club. How do you do yours? I marinade mine in olive oil, fresh herbs, and salt and pepper. I typically sear all sides at 400’, then put on a vrack for 30-40 minutes until I get in internal temp of 130. Pull and rest. Thoughts, or ways you have done differently in the past that have tasted better.
    I know the meat drives the cook but how long on average do these normally take?
  • wocotiger7wocotiger7 Posts: 27
    @Lowcountrygamecock, give yourself under an hour typically.

    Myrtle Beach, SC

    Large BGE, platesetter, cast iron grate, ivation meat thermometer

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  • JohnInCarolinaJohnInCarolina Posts: 14,719
    johnnyp said:
    Looking at doing two whole tenderloins Friday evening for my supper club. How do you do yours? I marinade mine in olive oil, fresh herbs, and salt and pepper. I typically sear all sides at 400’, then put on a vrack for 30-40 minutes until I get in internal temp of 130. Pull and rest. Thoughts, or ways you have done differently in the past that have tasted better.
    I'm a big fan of APL's tenderloin recipe.  Worth a try if you've never had it
    Yep, this is can't miss.  Flavor profile on the crust is incredible if you do even half the steps, and for this one, there aren't actually all that many.  Just the Worcestershire and honey alone with the rub works really well.
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  • northGAcocknorthGAcock Posts: 12,972
    What they said....but i pull mine at 120 max. And don't forget the horseradish sauce. Don't try and use the horseradish that has been in your frig since Christmas holidays. Purchase some fresh stuff.
    Columbia, South Carolina with a Medium, MiniMax & a 17" Blackstone

    “May the four winds blow you safely home.”
  • mEGG_My_DaymEGG_My_Day Posts: 1,275
    Yno said:
    For normal cooks I like a reverse sear - 225 until 120, rest, and sear at however high I can get the temp before I starve! Never used oil, generally use my favorite rub du jour.
    This is what I do.  Often only salt and pepper.  I usually serve with a horseradish or red wine based sauce.
    Memphis, TN 

    LBGE, SBGE, Hasty-Bake Gourmet, (Akron was gifted to a friend)
  • Sea2SkiSea2Ski Posts: 3,348
    Yno said:
    For normal cooks I like a reverse sear - 225 until 120, rest, and sear at however high I can get the temp before I starve! Never used oil, generally use my favorite rub du jour.
    This is what I do.  Often only salt and pepper.  I usually serve with a horseradish or red wine based sauce.
    +1 for the reverse sear. S&P with a touch of my favorite rub.  Fresh Horseradish as well.  I use oak for some smoke. Oak and beef are made for each other. Turns out great. 


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  • abpgwolfabpgwolf Posts: 497
    johnnyp said:
    Looking at doing two whole tenderloins Friday evening for my supper club. How do you do yours? I marinade mine in olive oil, fresh herbs, and salt and pepper. I typically sear all sides at 400’, then put on a vrack for 30-40 minutes until I get in internal temp of 130. Pull and rest. Thoughts, or ways you have done differently in the past that have tasted better.
    I'm a big fan of APL's tenderloin recipe.  Worth a try if you've never had it
    I used APL’s recipe for the past 2 Christmas dinners and it is always a huge hit! 

    Lititz, PA – XL BGE

  • HendersonTRKingHendersonTRKing Posts: 1,473
    I've done the APL with a reverse sear.  Lots of steps, but spectacular result.  Here's the thread and recipe (I think), with lots of pix.  

    https://eggheadforum.com/discussion/comment/2246386#Comment_2246386

    Be sure to keep us posted!  
    It's a 302 thing . . .
  • BotchBotch Posts: 8,012
    I did one in a salt crust one Christmas, and I don't recommend it.  Crust was table salt and a bunch of egg whites, and its the only thing I've seen bog down my Kitchenaid mixer to a stop.  I had to finish the kneading by hand, and was pretty damn sweaty by the time it was finished (so much for the dress shirt/tie).  
    I used a probe thermometer and nailed the temp okay, and had to admit the presentation is kinda cool; you have to shatter the crust with a hammer and lift the tenderloin out.  It was swimming in its own juices (thought it'd be too salty but it was seasoned perfectly).  Very tender, very juicy, but no crust on the meat!  Tenderloin doesn't have a huge "beefy" taste in the first place, so it was kinda bland without any crust; won't be doing it that way again.  
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  • Photo EggPhoto Egg Posts: 9,206
    Botch said:
    I did one in a salt crust one Christmas, and I don't recommend it.  Crust was table salt and a bunch of egg whites, and its the only thing I've seen bog down my Kitchenaid mixer to a stop.  I had to finish the kneading by hand, and was pretty damn sweaty by the time it was finished (so much for the dress shirt/tie).  
    I used a probe thermometer and nailed the temp okay, and had to admit the presentation is kinda cool; you have to shatter the crust with a hammer and lift the tenderloin out.  It was swimming in its own juices (thought it'd be too salty but it was seasoned perfectly).  Very tender, very juicy, but no crust on the meat!  Tenderloin doesn't have a huge "beefy" taste in the first place, so it was kinda bland without any crust; won't be doing it that way again.  
    Great summary!
    Thank you,
    Darian

    Galveston Texas
  • drumdudeguydrumdudeguy Posts: 126
    I season with Stubbs Beef Rub and cook direct at 400 at the felt line. Simple and tastes great!
    Charlotte NC - Large Big Green Egg (2009) w/Nest and Handler
    Accessories: PSWoo, Woo, Adjustable Rig, Smokeware Cap and Temperature Gauge
  • Srf_in_DfwSrf_in_Dfw Posts: 34
    Sous Vide does the trick for me. Then sear on cast Iron. 
    LBGE, Minimax

    Dallas, TX
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