Smoked Beef Tenderloin

Smoked Beef Tenderloin

This recipe is for a delicious smoked beef tenderloin with a spicy garlic dip that's perfect for any occasion. The tenderloin is seasoned with three different rubs, giving it a delicious and complex flavor, while the dip adds a tangy and slightly spicy kick.

You Will Need

For the dip:

  • 1 whole head of garlic, peeled and crushed
  • 1 8 oz block cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup of sour cream
  • 2 Tbsp horseradish
  • 1/2 Tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 cup of Kosmos Q Brisket Mop
  • 2 Tbsp Kosmos Q Nashville Hot Wing Dust
  • SPG (salt, pepper, garlic) to taste
  • Fresh thyme for garnish

 The Prep

To make the tenderloin, start by preheating your smoker to 225°F (107°C). Trim the tenderloin and tie it with butcher twine to help it keep its shape while cooking. Then, rub all sides of the tenderloin with Cow Cover and Dirty Bird rubs, and sprinkle the top with The Best Prime Steak Rub.

The Cook

Let's get cooking! Place the tenderloin on your smoker and cook indirect until internal temperature hits 110°F (43ºC). This should take around 2-3 hours depending on the thickness of the tenderloin.

While the tenderloin is cooking, prepare the dip. In a mixing bowl, whip the softened cream cheese until it's fluffy. Add sour cream, horseradish, Brisket Mop, Nashville Hot wing dust, SPG, and garlic into the mixing bowl and mix until well combined. Adjust any seasonings to taste - you know what you like. Place the mixture in the refrigerator until you are ready to serve.

The Payoff

Once the tenderloin reaches 110°F (43ºC), remove it from the smoker. Remove the butcher twine from the tenderloin, then place it back on smoker and cook on direct heat until the internal temperature hits about 133°F (54°C). TIP: once tenderloin reaches an internal temperature between 118°F (47°C) - 127°F (52°C) move it back to indirect heat to finish cooking. Then, wrap it up and let it rest for 30 minutes.

Slice into 1/2 inch thick slices. Serve the tenderloin with the dip on the side, garnished with fresh thyme. This dish is sure to impress your guests with its mouth watering flavor and presentation.

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