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Smoked Beef Tenderloin

We did this smoked beef tenderloin for Christmas but it's a great meal for anytime.While it does not have the fat of say a ribeye, it is still super tender and full of great beefy flavor.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Dry Brine Time 12 hours


  • 1 whole Beef tenderloin about 4 lbs average
  • 1 TBS Coarse kosher salt
  • 1 TBS Vegetable or olive oil
  • ¼ cup Jeff's Texas style rub


  • Lay beef tenderloin on a pan with a rack and sprinkle about 2-3 teaspoons of coarse kosher salt evenly on the top of the meat
  • Place the meat into the fridge overnight (about 12 hours)
  • Tuck the tail of the tenderloin under the remaining meat and tie it up. Continue to tie up the entire beef tenderloin about every 2 inches.
  • Season all sides of the tenderloin with Jeff's Texas style rub
  • Setup smoker for cooking at about 225°F (107°C) using indirect heat. If your smoker uses a water pan, fill it up.
  • Cook the meat for about 2 hours or until it reaches 130°F (54°C) or your desired level of done.
  • When the meat is finished cooking, place a piece of foil over the meat for about 15 minutes to allow it to rest.
  • Slice into ¾ inch steaks and serve immediately.