Background and History:
Beef tenderloin steak is a prized cut known for its tenderness and rich flavor. When cooked with a barbecue-style marinade, it transforms into a mouthwatering dish that’s perfect for grilling enthusiasts and meat lovers. This dish draws inspiration from classic barbecue flavors, combining smoky, sweet, and tangy elements to enhance the natural taste of the beef.
- 2 beef tenderloin steaks
- 1/4 cup of barbecue sauce
- 2 tablespoons of olive oil
- 2 cloves of garlic, minced
- 1 teaspoon of paprika
- 1/2 teaspoon of ground cumin
- Salt and pepper to taste
- In a bowl, mix the barbecue sauce, olive oil, minced garlic, paprika, cumin, salt, and pepper. This will be your marinade.
- Place the beef tenderloin steaks in a shallow dish and coat them with the marinade. Ensure the steaks are evenly covered. Cover the dish and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes to allow the flavors to infuse.
- Preheat your grill to medium-high heat.
- Remove the steaks from the marinade and let excess liquid drip off.
- Grill the steaks for approximately 5-6 minutes per side for medium-rare, or adjust the cooking time to your preferred level of doneness.
- Baste the steaks with extra barbecue sauce during the last couple of minutes of grilling for an extra burst of flavor.
- Once done, remove the steaks from the grill and let them rest for a few minutes. This allows the juices to redistribute, keeping the meat tender and flavorful.
- Slice the beef tenderloin steaks across the grain into thin strips.
- Serve hot, and you can drizzle any remaining barbecue sauce over the sliced steak.
- Preparation Time: 40 minutes (including marinating time)
- Cooking Time: 10-12 minutes
Nutrition Facts: (Per Serving)
- Calories: 400 kcal
- Protein: 40g
- Fat: 22g
- Carbohydrates: 9g
- Fiber: 1g
- Choose high-quality beef tenderloin for the best results.
- Adjust grilling time based on your preferred level of doneness.
- You can serve this steak with a side of grilled vegetables, corn on the cob, or a fresh salad.
Ensure that the barbecue sauce and other ingredients used do not contain allergens that could affect those with food allergies.