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Smoked Beef Tenderloin

If you want to impress your guests Smoked Beef Tenderloin on the pellet grill is always a show stopper and great for large groups.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, BBQ
Keyword smoked beef tenderloin
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 20 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 565kcal


  • Pellet Grill


  • 5 lbs Beef Tenderloin Cleaned and Trimmed
  • 2 tbsp Beef Rub
  • 1 tbsp Avocado Oil
  • ½ stick Butter
  • 2 cloves Garlic
  • 1 sprig Fresh Rosemary
  • 1 bunch Fresh Thyme


  • Preheat Pellet Grill to 200 Degrees F. place rosemary, thyme, garlic cloves and butter in a heat safe dish or cast iron. Place in the corner of smoker to melt along with beef.
  • Rub down tenderloin on all sides with avocado oil then season liberally with beef rub seasoning. Place Tenderloin on the pellet grill and smoke for about 1 hour.
  • Brush with garlic butter after an hour of cooking then continue to smoke until tenderloin reaches and internal temp of 125 degrees F.
  • Once tenderloin reaches internal temp let the beef rest for 10 minutes while you raise the smoker temp to 400 degrees F. Sear the tenderloin on all sides cooking for about 2 minutes per side.
  • Brush tenderloin a secind time with remaining garlic butter and let the beef rest for 10 minutes befor slicing.


Serving size about 4 ounces. 1 inch Slice
For tips on trimming see video above.
Only slice what you intend to serve immediately. Leave the rest of the tenderloin whole. 


Calories: 565kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 46g | Saturated Fat: 20g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 19g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 142mg | Sodium: 127mg | Potassium: 584mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 151IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 5mg