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Beef Tenderloin Steaks with Blue Cheese and Peppercorn Butter

Beef Tenderloin Steaks with Blue Cheese and Peppercorn Butter

By Traeger Kitchen

With Traeger, make your house the best damn steakhouse in town. These beef tenderloins grill to perfection (you can even see that smoke ring of flavor!). Top with a blue cheese and peppercorn butter for a savory, rich finish.

Prep Time

10 Min

Cook Time

40 Min




This recipe serves:


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Units of Measurement:
Blue Cheese & Peppercorn Butter
8 Tablespoon (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
3 Tablespoon crumbled blue cheese
1 Clove Garlic, minced
1 Tablespoon dry sherry or red wine, optional
1 Teaspoon freshly ground green or black peppercorns
Coarse kosher salt, to taste
4 (1-1/4 to 1-1/2 inch thick) beef tenderloin steaks
Olive oil, to taste
Traeger Prime Rib Rub, to taste


  • 1

    For the Flavored Butter: In a small mixing bowl, combine butter, blue cheese, garlic, sherry, peppercorns and salt. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use, or roll into a log in plastic wrap, wax paper or parchment and freeze for up to 6 months.

  • 2

    When ready to cook, set the Traeger temperature to 185°F and preheat with the lid closed for 15 minutes. For optimal flavor, use Super Smoke, if available.

    185 ˚F / 85 ˚C

    Super Smoke

  • 3

    Brush the outside of the steaks with olive oil and season with Traeger Prime Rib Rub.

  • 4

    Arrange the steaks directly on the grill grate and smoke for 30 minutes.

    185 ˚F / 85 ˚C


    Super Smoke

  • 5

    Transfer the steaks to a plate or platter. Increase the Traeger temperature to 450°F and preheat with the lid closed for 10 minutes.

    450 ˚F / 232 ˚C


  • 6

    Return the smoked steaks to the grill and insert the probe into the center of a steak. Close the lid and sear until the internal temperature reaches 130°F for medium-rare, or your desired temperature, about 10 minutes.

    450 ˚F / 232 ˚C

    130 ˚F / 54 ˚C


  • 7

    Top the steaks with a dollop of the blue cheese and peppercorn butter and let melt for a minute or two before serving. Enjoy!

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