Smoked Beef Tenderloin

Ingredients

  • 1 Beef Tenderloin Roast (4 to 5 pounds)
  • 2 Tbsp. Kosher salt
  • 2 Tbsp. coarse ground black pepper

Directions

  1. Season Beef Tenderloin Roast generously with salt and pepper.
  2. Lightly coat grates with vegetable oil spray. Close cooking chamber lids.
  3. Place 3-5 lbs. of charcoal, in center of the firebox. Open the firebox air vent approximately 1-2″, and smokestack damper halfway. With firebox lid open, stand back, carefully light charcoal and allow to burn until covered with a light ash. (Approximately 20 minutes)
  4. Once coals have ashed over, add wood chunks. Do not shut firebox lid until the smoke is clean, often called Blue Smoke.
  5. Close firebox lid. Adjust the firebox air vent and smokestack damper to regulate cooking temperature. The ideal smoking temperature is 300°F.
  6. Place Tenderloin on cooking grate in cooking chamber. Maintain a consistent cooking temperature by adding wood chunks as needed. Rotate Tenderloin a quarter turn every 20 minutes. About 45 minutes-1 hour. Monitor the internal temperature of the sparingly throughout the cooking process. The ideal finished internal temperature is 135°F.
  7. Remove Tenderloin from smoker and tent with foil. Allow to rest (Minimum 20 minutes).
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Four-Way Slow Cooker Shredded Beef

Ingredients

  • 1 beef Shoulder Roast, Arm Chuck Roast Boneless or Blade Chuck Roast Boneless (2 to 2-1/2 pounds)
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil (optional)
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • Salt and pepper

Directions

  1. For optional browning, heat 1 tablespoon oil in large nonstick skillet over medium heat until hot. Brown beef roast on all sides.

     

  2. Place onion and garlic in 3-1/2 to 5 quart slow cooker; place roast on top. Cover and cook on LOW 9 to 10 hours or on HIGH 5 to 6 hours or until roast is fork-tender.

     

  3. Remove roast from slow cooker. Skim fat from cooking liquid, if necessary and reserve 1 cup onion mixture. Shred beef with 2 forks. Combine shredded beef and reserved onion mixture. Season with salt and pepper, as desired. Continue as directed in Recipe Variations below, as desired.
    Recipe Variations:

     

  4. Mexican Shredded Beef: Combine tomato or tomatillo salsa and beef mixture, as desired. Place in large microwave-safe bowl. Cover, vent and microwave until heated through, stirring occasionally. Serve in warmed flour or corn tortillas topped with pico de gallo, slice avocados, shredded cheese, chopped cilantro and/or chopped white or green onions, as desired.

     

  5. BBQ Shredded Beef: Combine prepared barbecue sauce and beef mixture. Place in large microwave-safe bowl. Cover, vent and microwave until heated through, stirring occasionally. Serve on whole wheat rolls topped with creamy horseradish sauce, coleslaw, Cheddar cheese slices, chopped green bell pepper and/or canned French fried onion, as desired.

     

  6. Asian Shredded Beef: Combine prepared hoison or teriyaki sauce and beef mixture. Place in large microwave-safe bowl. Cover, vent and microwave until heated through, stirring occasionally. Serve in lettuce or cabbage cups topped with shredded carrots, sliced cucumber, chopped fresh cilantro or mint, sriracha or crushed red pepper flakes and/or chopped peanuts, as desired.

     

  7. Indian Shredded Beef: Combine prepared Indian cooking sauce, such as Tikka Masala or Vindaloo. Place in large microwave-safe bowl. Cover, vent and microwave until heated through, stirring occasionally. Serve in naan or pita bread topped with toasted chopped pistachios or coconut, raisins, Greek yogurt or mango chutney, chopped fresh mint or cilantro and/or sliced cucumber or green onion, as desired.

Beef Tri-Tip Roast with Rosemary-Garlic Vegetables

Ingredients

  • 1 beef Tri-Tip Roast (1-1/2 to 2 pounds)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 12 small red-skinned potatoes, halved
  • 2 medium red, yellow or green bell peppers, cut into eighths
  • 2 medium sweet onions, cut into 1-inch wedges
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried rosemary leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Classic Beef Tenderloin Roast with Cranberry Drizzle

Ingredients

  • 1 beef Tenderloin Roast Center-Cut (2 to 3 pounds)
  • 1 pound yellow onions, peeled, cut into wedges
  • 2-1/2 pounds Brussels sprouts, trimmed
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1-1/4 teaspoons salt, divided
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh thyme leaves
  • 1 tablespoon pepper
  • 1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped shallots
  • 1 can (16 ounces) whole berry cranberry sauce

Beer Braised Pot Roast

Ingredients

  • 3 lbs. Chuck Roast
  • 2 large carrots
  • 1 onion
  • 2 parsnips
  • 4-5 medium potatoes
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 3 ½ oz. can chipotle peppers in adobo sauce (control heat by using less chipotle peppers)
  • 2 cups beef stock
  • 1 pint beer (preferably pilsner)
  • 2 bay leaves
  • Kosher salt

Beef Pot Roast with Cider Gravy and Maple Sweet Potatoes

Ingredients

  • 1 beef Shoulder Roast Boneless (3 to 3-1/2 pounds)
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon pepper, divided
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme
  • 1 cup unsalted beef broth
  • 3/4 cup apple cider
  • 3 pounds sweet potatoes, peeled, cut crosswise into 1 to 1-1/2 inch pieces
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh ginger
  • 2 tablespoon cornstarch dissolved in 2 tablespoons brandy or water

Braised Short Ribs with Red Wine Sauce

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds beef Short Ribs
  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 can (10-1/2 ounces) double-strength beef broth or beef consommé
  • 1 cup dry red wine
  • 2 small onions, quartered
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 fresh thyme sprigs
  • 1-1/2 cups sliced mushrooms
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup chopped shallots
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh thyme
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch dissolved in 1/2 cup dry red wine