For the Love of BBQ: Smoked Beef Tenderloin

Brian Jared @Winstonsalem_nc_bbq

Looking for a delicious entrée that is sure to please your guests or family? This beef tenderloin is amazing! 

Smoked Beef Tenderloin

Prep Time: 24 hours

Cook Time: 2-3 hours

Yields: 15-20 Servings

Start out by marinating a tenderloin for 24 hours. There are plenty of options, but I used Allegro Hickory smoke which can be found at any local grocery store. After 24 hours in the marinade, pull it out and season with your favorite beef rub. I mixed Fire and Smoke Society Thundering Longhorn and Lillies Q Brisket Pepper. 

Set your smoker to 250 degrees, and put your tenderloin on the grill. Smoke until an internal temperature of 125 degrees. This will take a couple hours. If you have a griddle, the best thing to do is turn it on high and sear each side until you get an internal temperature of 130 degrees. 

After you get to 130 degrees, bring it inside and let it rest for 10 to 15 minutes before slicing. This helps the juices redistribute into the meat. Slice and serve into perfection.

1 Whole beef tenderloin

2tsp Beef rub 

2T Coarse black pepper

1 Bottle of beef marinade

Pit Master Tip

Temperatures vary on different smokers, so cook time could be more or less depending on set up. Also, not everyone likes medium rare beef, so this can vary to your liking on how you cook it. Use your favorite marinade. I like the hickory smoke for the flavor. Both seasonings I used can be found at your local Food Lion or Publix grocery stores. 

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