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Beef Tenderloin Steaks with Blue Cheese and Peppercorn Butter

Prep Time

10 Minutes

Cook Time

40 Minutes

Effort

Pellets

Alder

With Traeger, make your house the best damn steak house in town. These tender beef tenderloins grill to perfection, you can even see that smoke ring of flavor.

Ingredients

How many people are you serving?

4

Units of Measurement:

main

  • 8 Tablespoon butter, room temperature

  • 3 Tablespoon crumbled blue cheese

  • 1 Clove garlic, minced

  • 1 Tablespoon dry sherry or red wine, optional

  • 1 Teaspoon coarse ground black and green peppercorns

  • coarse kosher or sea salt

  • 4 (1-1/4 to 1-1/2 inch thick) beef tenderloin steaks

  • extra-virgin olive oil

  • Traeger Prime Rib Rub

Steps

  • 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.

    Ingredients

    • 8 Tablespoon butter, room temperature

    • 3 Tablespoon crumbled blue cheese

    • 1 Clove garlic, minced

    • 1 Tablespoon dry sherry or red wine, optional

    • 1 Teaspoon coarse ground black and green peppercorns

    • To Taste coarse kosher or sea salt

  • 2

    When ready to cook, set Traeger temperature to 185°F and preheat, lid closed for 15 minutes. For optimal flavor, use Super Smoke if available.
  • 3

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

    Ingredients

    • 4 (1-1/4 to 1-1/2 inch thick) beef tenderloin steaks

    • As Needed extra-virgin olive oil

    • As Needed Traeger Prime Rib Rub

  • 4

    Arrange the steaks directly on the grill grate and smoke for 30 minutes.
  • 5

    Transfer the steaks to a plate or platter. Increase the Traeger temperature to 450°F and preheat, lid closed for 10 minutes.
  • 6

    Return the smoked steaks to the grill grate and finish cooking to the desired degree of doneness, turning once with tongs.

    Grill450 ˚F

    Probe125 ˚F

  • 7

    Top the steaks with a dollop of the blue cheese and peppercorn butter a minute or two before transferring to a platter or plates. Enjoy!

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