Beef Tenderloin with Grilled Apples


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