Filets were $16.99/lb at Wegman's (Angus, grass fed organic), but the whole tenderloin was $9.99, so I got the whole tenderloin, cut 6 nice 1.5 inchers out of the middle and froze the rest. I seasoned them with kosher salt, cracked black pepper, crushed garlic, and beef paste, and wrapped them in uncured smoked bacon. The Big Green Egg is warming up now. My intent is to cook the steaks slowly @ 225 or so until internal hits 115*; then I'll plate them temporarily, crank the egg up to 650*, and "Maillard reaction" the heck out of the outside, until the internal hits 130*.
OK, here's the rundown and pictures. (edit, gimme a minute while I resize 'em.)
Here are the seasoned steaks. There's a bit too much seasoning on them; I wiped them off with a paper towel before grilling. Still, you get an idea of the size of the cook.
On the Egg, at about 250*. This was at the turn. I was experiencing "temperature rebound" the whole cook, but it didn't seem to matter much. Swings were from 210 to 300. Yeah, that's an onion holding the oven probe. We were out of potatoes. This step took a while, even with the meat starting at room temp; maybe 15 minutes. I pulled them when the internal temp hit 115*.
How easy was this? Pretty damn easy. The meat was literally fork tender, it cut like an omelet. Tenderloin is pretty tender anyhow; this really highlighted the cut's strength. For me, if it's easy and the food tastes good, there's nothing else to consider. I'm doing all my steaks this way from now on.