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Pepper-Crusted Grilled Beef Tenderloin with Bacon-Infused Potato Packets

Pepper-Crusted Grilled Beef Tenderloin with Bacon-Infused Potato Packets

Elevate your grilling game with our Pepper-Crusted Grilled Beef Tenderloin recipe. Truthfully, this culinary masterpiece combines the exquisite tenderness of beef tenderloin with a bold pepper crust, resulting in a mouthwatering steak that’s a true symphony of flavors. So, fire up your grill and get ready to savor the smoky, savory, and peppery perfection of this sensational dish.


For the Potato Packets:

16 small fingerling or baby Yukon Gold potatoes, halved lengthwise

12 garlic cloves, peeled

4 strips of bacon, cut into 1/2–inch pieces

2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil


For the Beef Tenderloin:

1 tablespoon freshly cracked black pepper

1 tablespoon pink peppercorns, crushed finely

2 tablespoons kosher salt

2 tablespoons olive oil

One (2 1/2-lb) center-cut beef tenderloin roast – trimmed and tied


Preparation Directions:

First, stir together the black pepper, pink peppercorns, and salt in a small bowl, then add the oil and stir to combine.

Then, rub the spice mixture all over the beef tenderloin.

Next, lay two large pieces of aluminum foil, facing separate directions, on a work surface. Repeat to assemble a second packet.

After which, place half of the bacon pieces in the center of each foil preparation. Place half of the potato halves on top of both piles of bacon.

Add half of the garlic cloves to each pile of potatoes. Season with salt and pepper and drizzle 1 tablespoon of olive oil over each pile. Toss to coat.

Now, for the first packet, pull up the sides of both pieces of foil and fold the top tightly to make a packet. Seal the second packet in the same manner.


Cooking Directions:

Then, preheat your Twin Eagles Grill so that one half of the grill is on high heat and the other side is on medium heat. Place the potato packets on the medium-heat side and cook, turning the packets every 15 minutes, for about 40 minutes total.

While the packets are cooking, place the beef tenderloin on the hot side of the grill and sear all over until well browned, turning often. It will take about 15 minutes to sear the beef. Move the beef to the coolest part of grill, and tent the tenderloin with a piece of aluminum foil.

Next, grill until a meat thermometer inserted diagonally into the center of the tenderloin registers 120°F for medium-rare, about 10 minutes.

Finally, remove the tenderloin from the grill and place it on a cutting board. Tent the tenderloin with aluminum foil and let it rest for 10 minutes before slicing.

Lastly, slice the beef thinly and serve on top of the potatoes.


The Pepper-Crusted Grilled Beef Tenderloin is a celebration of rich, smoky, and spicy flavors that delight the senses. Whether it’s a special occasion or a weekend barbecue, this steak will impress and satisfy your cravings for a perfectly grilled masterpiece. So, get ready to enjoy the culinary excellence that this recipe delivers.

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