Barbecued Tenderloin

Ingredients

  • 1 whole beef or pork tenderloin
  • lemon pepper seasoning
  • 1 stick of butter, melted
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • juice from 1 lime
At the top of the list of backyard cuts is the tenderloin, a lean, tender and boneless core of meat that runs along either side of the backbone in Mr. Cow and Mr. Hog. once you decide on a tenderloin don’t skimp, get a prime or choice cut of meat. The tenderloin will cook very fast so monitor it well.
  • With the meat at room temperature, cover all sides heavily with lemon pepper seasoning.
  • Place the meat on a rack in your smoker or barbecue grill.
  • To a hot charcoal fire add several chunks of hard wood that has been soaked in water for at least 30 minutes.
  • Cook until the internal temperature of the meat registers 130 degrees for medium rare or 150 degrees for medium.
  • Add the butter to a sauce pan along with the garlic and lime juice and simmer until butter has melted.
  • Baste the meat while cooking.
  • Let the meat rest for 10 to 15 minutes before cutting.
 

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