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

Discussion in 'Beef' started by darrin, Mar 21, 2009.

  1. darrin

    darrin Meat Mopper

    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.
  2. bassman

    bassman Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    You do know I just had to give you points for that! Looks great.[​IMG]
  3. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    That looks fantastic I'm now hungry again!!
  4. fire it up

    fire it up Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    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!
  5. irishteabear

    irishteabear Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Nice job Darrin. Looks delicious! [​IMG]
  6. scubadoo97

    scubadoo97 Smoking Fanatic

    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 garbage[​IMG]
  7. sumosmoke

    sumosmoke Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    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!!! [​IMG]
  8. mossymo

    mossymo Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    WOW !!! +points..... (speechless)
  9. bbq engineer

    bbq engineer Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    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. [​IMG]

    BBQ Eng.
  10. 1894

    1894 Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Ummm, yup !!! What he said , and a [​IMG]
  11. 9manfan

    9manfan Smoke Blower

    Man, does that look good,,,
  12. fishawn

    fishawn Smoking Fanatic

    Awsome, as usual!
  13. jdt

    jdt Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    looks good, my butcher is at $9.99/lb so I never tried one but this has changed my mind
  14. blacklab

    blacklab Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Very nice Darrin. Has the perfect amount of moo left for me.
  15. hhookk

    hhookk Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Oh my god!!! bacon wrapped prime rib. You have taken it to the next level. BRAVO !!!
  16. jaxgatorz

    jaxgatorz Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    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 !![​IMG]

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