Barbecued Beef Tenderloin

Our down-home succulent beef tenderloin is easy to grill and is served with lip-smacking bourbon barbecue sauce.

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Barbecued Beef Tenderloin
Makes: 8  servings Prep 30 mins Grill 1 hr to 1 hr 5 mins Stand 10 mins

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons  butter (no substitutes)
  • 2 large shallots, minced
  • 2/3 cup  bourbon
  • 1/2 cup  ketchup
  • 1/2 cup  distilled white vinegar
  • 1/3 cup  pure maple syrup
  • 1/3 cup  unsulphured molasses
  • 1 tablespoon  Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon  salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon  freshly ground pepper
  • 2 tablespoons  paprika
  • 1 tablespoon  sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons  chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon  salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon  freshly ground pepper
  • 4 pounds  center-cut beef tenderloin

Directions

Make Bourbon Sauce::

1. Melt butter in a 2-quart saucepan over medium-high heat; add shallots and cook 4 minutes, until they begin to brown. Add bourbon, ketchup, vinegar, maple syrup, molasses, Worcestershire sauce, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper; bring to boil, reduce heat and simmer 20 minutes. (Can be made ahead. Cover and refrigerate up to 2 days.)

2. Heat grill.

3. For the rub, combine paprika, sugar, chili powder, 1 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper. Coat beef with rub.

4. Remove 2/3 cup Bourbon Sauce for basting. Cover and grill beef 30 minutes, turning two or three times. Baste with sauce. Cover and grill 30 to 35 minutes more, turning occasionally, until an instant-read meat thermometer registers 135 degrees F. Transfer to cutting board and let stand 10 to 15 minutes. (Internal temperature will increase to 140 degrees F to 145 degrees F for medium-rare.)

5. Reheat remaining bourbon sauce in saucepan. Slice beef and arrange on platter. Transfer sauce to serving bowl and serve with beef.

Nutrition Facts

  • Servings Per Recipe 8
  • cal.(kcal)575,
  • Fat, total(g)40,
  • chol.(mg)120,
  • sat. fat(g)17,
  • carb.(g)27,
  • pro.(g)28,
  • sodium(mg)764,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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