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Beef tenderloin wrapped in bacon weave with Q-View!!

post #1 of 16
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Last weekend my prime rib turned out great. So I though I would try something similar with a beef tenderloin. Then I saw an extra pack of bacon in the drawer.

Decent price at Costco.

I cut off about 8 inches off the large side of the beef tenderloin.

Rubbed with a little EVOO then seasoned with Cavender's, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, pepper.

I wrapped that in plastic wrap and let sit in the fridge for about 5 hours.

Next I made my bacon weave.

Pulled my tenderloin out of the fridge and wrapped it in my bacon.

Wrapped it up tight and put back in the fridge for a little while.

Wanting to make sure my bacon gets cooked, I decided to give it a little sear on the grill before moving it to the smoker.

Tossed on the smoker at about 275ish along with a few leftover tenderloin scraps.

I didn't really time it, but it probably took an hour to an hour and a half to get to 133*

Let it rest for about 25 minutes under foil tent.

All sliced up. Wow this was good. Very tender and juicy. I think I like this better then the prime rib last weekend.

post #2 of 16
You do know I just had to give you points for that! Looks great.PDT_Armataz_01_28.gif
post #3 of 16
That looks fantastic I'm now hungry again!!
post #4 of 16
Should have sent a friggin poet! That is nice!
Title of the post didn't mention that it was a full cut filet mignon tenderloin. When I finished your Qview and description I was in love, with the meat, and with you...
Nice job. People love filet mignon for its melt-in-your-mouth tenderness and succulence but by themselves they tend to lack in flavor (comparitively), that's why you almost always see them wrapped in bacon in restaurants. So wrapping in bacon was (always) a great idea but letting it rest with the seasoning before wrapping and the bacon and smoke seeping into the loin as it smoked...
Points to you!
post #5 of 16
Nice job Darrin. Looks delicious! icon_smile.gif
post #6 of 16
Darrin that looks killer good. That bacon weave is the bomb. I liked that it was medium from edge to edge.
Great Job!!

Fire it up; I'm like you in that tenderloin is not my favorite cut due to lack of flavor but my wife and kids like it. I recently picked up a whole prime tenderloin. I usually get choice but was unhappy with the last 2 that I bought. They just weren't as tender as I had hoped. The prime was way better and worth the extra 4 dollars a pound.

Darrin, just one suggestion. I would take that silverskin off the next one you do. It will give you a better finished product.

I really clean my up but scrape any meat off the silverskin and trimmings. I got two 4 oz burgers off the last 8 lb loin I cleaned. Not much red meat went into the garbagewink.gif
post #7 of 16
You've got this smoke down, Darrin. That's one helluva smoke you did and love the extra touch with the bacon weave. Dang did ya do good!!! biggrin.gif
post #8 of 16
WOW !!! +points..... (speechless)
post #9 of 16

And I thought the prime rib smoke was killler...This one took it up another notch. Great price on the Tenderloin...I was at Costco here in KC mid week, and they still had them priced around $8.99 / lb.

Public points in case the point counter is totally broken. points.gif

BBQ Eng.
post #10 of 16
Ummm, yup !!! What he said , and a PDT_Armataz_01_37.gif
post #11 of 16
Man, does that look good,,,
post #12 of 16
Awsome, as usual!
post #13 of 16
looks good, my butcher is at $9.99/lb so I never tried one but this has changed my mind
post #14 of 16
Very nice Darrin. Has the perfect amount of moo left for me.
post #15 of 16
Oh my god!!! bacon wrapped prime rib. You have taken it to the next level. BRAVO !!!
post #16 of 16
Wow Darrin.. You keep posting awesome smokes my man !!!!!!!!!1 Points for giving me my next smoke... Or maybe the next or the next...... I have like 7 or 8 just from you that i hafta do !!! Awesome job my friend !!points.gif
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