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Beef Tenderloin Au Poivre

By: Andrea Alden

Beef doesn’t have to get boring. You can dress almost any recipe into something that will impress and we’re going to take this already posh recipe and put it on the Ritz! Check out our Beef Tenderloin Au Poivre, because it’s not steak au poivre without peppercorns, and this tenderloin – yes a whole one – is just coated! Pair this perfectly cooked piece of beef with a creamy sauce and seasonal sides. In this recipe, you will learn how to prepare beef tenderloin perfectly. 

Prep Time
20 Min
Cook Time
130 Min
Yield
6+
Difficulty
Easy

Beef Tenderloin Au Poivre

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Ingredients

Directions

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Ingredients

1x 3 lb.

beef tenderloin roast, trimmed, tied

½ cup

freshly cracked peppercorns

Kosher salt to taste


Sauce:

1/3 cup

cognac

1 cup 

heavy cream

Prepared horseradish to taste

Salt and pepper to taste

Directions
  1. The day before you want to cook generously salt the tenderloin. Using a mortar and pestle, crush the peppercorns until cracked but not a fine powder. Roll the seasoned roast in the peppercorns, coating as much as possible. Place the tenderloin on a wire rack over a baking sheet and allow it to sit overnight. 
  2. When you are ready to cook, insert a BBQ thermometer like Napoleon’s Bluetooth Digital Thermometer, and set the temp to 120°F. Preheat the grill to 250°F, using indirect heat. Place the roast on the rack over the baking sheet onto the grill and roast for up to 3 hours. 
  3. When the tenderloin reaches an internal temperature of 120°F, remove it from the barbecue and allow the roast to rest at least 10 minutes while you preheat your infrared SIZZLE ZONE sear station to high. 
  4. Sear the roast on all sides over direct, high heat until a good crust forms. 
  5. In a saucepan or the Napoleon Stainless Steel Wok, over medium heat, warm any juices from the roast. Remove from heat and add the cognac. Carefully set the alcohol aflame. You can do this by using a long match or a torch. Return the pan to the heat and add the heavy cream, and a little horseradish just to give this sauce a light kick. Whisk until the cream has thickened enough to coat the back of a spoon. 
  6. Serve this beef tenderloin with your favorite side dishes. Seasonal vegetables, a bright salad, and, of course, potatoes. 

Beef Tenderloin Au Poivre is a great way to show off, feed a crowd, and feel fancy while doing it. This is not an everyday barbecue recipe, but ideal for special occasions. What is your favorite fancy BBQ recipe? Share yours, fancy BBQ stories, and photos to our social pages like Facebook and Instagram using the hashtags #FancyBBQ and #NapoleonGrill.

Happy Grilling!

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Season the beef thoroughly with crushed peppercorns

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Preheat the grill to 250°F and prepare for indirect

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Insert the Wireless Digital BBQ Thermometer and set it to alert you when the beef reaches 120°F

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Once 120°F inside, allow the tenderloin to rest for at least 10 min while you preheat the SIZZLE ZONE

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Sear the tenderloin on all sides, then make the cream sauce with the juices from resting the meat

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Slice and serve the tenderloin with your favorite seasonal vegetables

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Serve each bite with a dip or drizzle of the cream sauce to up the decadence factor

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Who will you share this delightful meal with?

AndreaAlden
Andrea Alden

I used to be the Sultana of Sizzle, but you can call me Andrea. I have always been passionate about food. Even though I was majoring in Art and Graphic Design, I would frequently be found cooking for my friends and family.

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recipe Blog - Tenderloin Au Poivre - Season

Season the beef thoroughly with crushed peppercorns

recipe Blog - Tenderloin Au Poivre - Roast1

Preheat the grill to 250°F and prepare for indirect

recipe Blog - Tenderloin Au Poivre - Roast2

Insert the Wireless Digital BBQ Thermometer and set it to alert you when the beef reaches 120°F

recipe Blog - Tenderloin Au Poivre - Roast3

Once 120°F inside, allow the tenderloin to rest for at least 10 min while you preheat the SIZZLE ZONE

recipe Blog - Tenderloin Au Poivre - sear

Sear the tenderloin on all sides, then make the cream sauce with the juices from resting the meat

recipe Blog - Tenderloin Au Poivre - serve1

Slice and serve the tenderloin with your favorite seasonal vegetables

recipe Blog - Tenderloin Au Poivre - serve2

Serve each bite with a dip or drizzle of the cream sauce to up the decadence factor

recipe Blog - Tenderloin Au Poivre - serve3

Who will you share this delightful meal with?