Growing up, I always looked forward to holiday dinners or special occasions, as they signaled a high likelihood Dad would grill a beef tenderloin. Now I also looked forward to the holiday itself, but for whatever reason, it was the meals I zeroed in on. If it included a 7-pound smoke infused grilled tenderloin, can you blame me?
Beef tenderloin is another big meal which can seem daunting to grill but is not. With most meals, time and temperature are key. Use time to stay in the ballpark and temperature to remove the meat from the grill at the exact measure of your liking. For me, it’s 125° F and a short rest for a perfect medium rare.
While tenderloin is pricey, stretch the dollar by purchasing an untrimmed tenderloin, or PSMO, and break it down at home. PSMOs, or peeled, silverskin, side muscle on, can be found in most shopping clubs and with a sharp knife and a little bit of work, can provide a lot more meat for less money. Plus, I like to play butcher.
The tenderloin is a very lean muscle devoid of almost all fat. Its buttery texture is savory on its own, but I find this cut always benefits from a sauce. Thankfully, Jamie Purviance has us covered with just the right recipe. Now when’s the next holiday? I need to give Dad a call.
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Beef tenderloin is one of those cuts of beef that you want to come out perfect. This is where the iGrill comes in! The iGrill is an app-connected thermometer that will send alerts right to your phone about the internal doneness of the tenderloin, so that you don't under or worse- over cook it.
2. Deluxe Tool Set
Essential for moving your food on and off the grill with ease.
3. Barbecue Mitt
The Weber Barbecue Mitt keeps your hand and forearm safe from the heat of your grill and is a necessity while grilling up any delicious dish.
4. Weber Wine Glasses
Set your holiday table with this set of etched kettle wine glasses.