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Beef Tenderloin with Grilled Apples

Serves  4  Prep Time 15 minutes  | Cook Time 25 minutes


1 kg Piece of beef tenderloin, whole
1 Bottle (341 mL) red ale (optional)
1 tbsp Dark brown sugar
2 tsp Sweet smoked paprika
1 tsp Chili powder
1 tsp Coarse kosher salt
1 tsp Ground black pepper
2 tbsp Vegetable oil
4 Honey crisp apples, cut into 2 centimeter slices and cored
¼ cup Melted butter
2 tbsp Cinnamon
¼ cup Honey
½ Lemon, juice


  1. Heat the BBQ to high heat.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the sugar, beer, paprika, chili powder, salt and pepper.
  3. Rub the beef tenderloin with the spices and let sit for 10-15 minutes.
  4. Rub the oil on the BBQ and grill the tenderloin for 2 minutes on each side, then reduce the heat to medium.
  5. Continue to grill until an instant-read thermometer reads 130°F for medium-rare, about 20 minutes, turning occasionally.
  6. Transfer beef to a cutting board, cover loosely with foil and let rest for 15 minutes.
  7. Meanwhile, brush the apple slices with the melted butter on both sides and grill for 3-4 minutes per side, until lightly charred.
  8. Remove from grill, drizzle with honey, cinnamon and lemon juice and serve with the beef.

Suggested Pairings:  A full bodied or robust style beer would be best with this dish. The mildly sweet essence of roasted malt is a perfect match for grilled tenderloin. Enjoy!

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