This Bourbon Glazed Cajun Beef Tenderloin is perfect as a main course or for elegant sliders as a party dish.
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Where we got this beef tenderloin recipe:
The recipe came from his Weber’s Big Book of Grilling, which we’ve had for about almost 20 years. It is a go-to book of grill recipes around here, though we did cook ours on the Big Green Egg. We love cooking fish on the grill too and have collected the best Grilled Fish and Seafood Recipes. Click over for that right here.
For the perfect Smoked Ham on the Big Green Egg you’ll want to check this out.
We served our beef tenderloin with brioche rolls, cut in half to be slider-size, a few spring greens and a horseradish sauce. I did make the horseradish sauce myself, but I didn’t use a recipe. It was about half and half sour cream and plain Greek yogurt with horseradish to taste and a healthy spoonful of Dijon mustard.
Bourbon-Glazed Cajun Beef Tenderloin Sliders
*For the Marinade*
- 1/4 cup worcestershire sauce
- 2 Tbsp. molasses
- 2 Tbsp. Dijon mustard
1 center-cut beef tenderloin, 2-1/2 to 3 lbs.
*For the Rub*
- 1 Tbsp. cracked black pepper
- 1 Tbsp. granulated garlic
- 1 Tbsp. paprika
- 2 tsp. kosher salt
- 1/2 tsp. cayenne
*For the Glaze*
- 1/4 cup bourbon
- 1/4 cup Dijon mustard
- 1/4 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
- In a small bowl, whisk together the marinade ingredients.
- Trim the tenderloin of excess fat and silver skin.
- Place the tenderloin in a large, resealable plastic bag and pour in the marinade.
- Press the air out of the bag and seal tightly.
- Turn the bag to distribute the marinade, place on a plate.
- Refrigerate for 8-24 hours.
- In a small bowl combine the rub ingredients.
- In a small bowl whisk together the glaze ingredients until sugar dissolves.
- Remove tenderloin from the bag and discard the marinade.
- Wipe excess marinade off with paper towels.
- Press the rub into the tenderloin & allow to stand at room temperature 20-30 minutes.
- Lightly brush or spray the tenderloin with olive oil.
- Sear over Direct Medium heat until well marked, about 20 minutes, turning every 5 minutes.
- Continue grilling over Indirect Medium heat until internal temperature reaches 135 for medium rare, about 10 to 20 minutes.
- During the last 10 minutes, turn and baste with glaze.
- Remove the tenderloin from the grill & allow to rest for 5 to 10 minutes.
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There’s plenty of warm grilling weather yet for you to try this recipe (around here, though, we grill year round). Of course, though we made sliders, it can certainly be served just as a beef tenderloin roast. And, if you’re a beef lover be sure to check out our Southern Style Vegetable Beef Soup. Yum!
For the perfect pairing with Beef Tenderloin as an entree check out this Salad with Marinated Asparagus and Oranges. Together they make a really special meal.
And if you’re serving a starchy side also you’ll want to make these Iron Skillet Potatoes. They can cook on the grill right along with the beef.
Cooking with bourbon just comes naturally to us, I guess. We’ve also made Mint Julep Ice Cream with Bourbon Sauce and it’s the perfect finish to any meal.
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