Grilled Beef Tenderloin with Western BBQ Sauce

Grilled Beef Tenderloin with Western BBQ Sauce

Makes 6 servings


  • 1 whole beef tenderloin, 5-6 pounds
  • Salt and black pepper
  • 1 ¾ cup white vinegar
  • 2 tbsp Tabasco sauce
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 2 tbsp chile powder
  • 1 tbsp cumin
  • 1 tbsp pepper, freshly ground


  1. Combine all ingredients, except beef tenderloin and pepper, to make Western BBQ Sauce.
  2. Trim off excess fat from tenderloin. Cover heavily with salt and pepper. Brush tenderloin with Western BBQ Sauce. Over high heat, sear the tenderloin well on both sides for about 10 to 15 minutes. Remove the meat from the grill, push the coals over to one side. Replace the meat over the side with no coals. Cover and vent the grill. Continue to cook for 30 minutes while basting with BBQ Sauce for medium rare.