Beef Tenderloin Recipe Pellet Grill

If you want to impress your guests this Smoked Beef Tenderloin recipe on the pellet grill is always a show stopper and great for your next special occasion.

Whether you want to make Smoked Filet Mignon or thinly sliced Beef Tenderloin sliders smoking the tenderloin on the pellet grill is a super easy method that everyone will love.

You only need a few hours and a good beef rub and before you know it you’ll be cutting into the most tender piece of meat you’ve ever tasted.

Even though tenderloin can be an expensive cut of meat its rich flavor and a perfect smoke ring are the perfect centerpiece of your next holiday dinner.

Pellet Grill Beef Tenderloin

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Prep: 10min

Total: 55min

Serving Size: 1

Nutrition Facts: calories 750 calories, Carbohydrate 0 grams carbohydrates, Cholesterol 198 milligrams cholesterol, Fat 57 grams fat, Fiber 0 grams fiber, Protein 56 grams protein, Saturated Fat 22 grams saturated fat, servingSize 1, Sodium 925 milligrams sodium, Sugar 0 grams sugar, Trans Fat 0 grams trans fat, unSaturated Fat 26 grams unsaturated fat


  • 1 – 4 pound beef tenderloin
  • 3 tablespoons steak rub of your choice (or make your rub using the recipe here!
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt


  1. Preheat your pellet grill to HIGH, following factory instructions.
  2. Trim excess fat from the tenderloin, and cut into evenly sized pieces if your tenderloin tapers significantly. Two or three are usually enough to ensure even cooking. If your tenderloin is equal thickness throughout you can skip this part.
  3. Coat the tenderloin in steak rub and salt and place into the preheated grill.
  4. Close the lid and cook for 10 minutes. Flip the tenderloin, and close the lid for another 10 minutes.
  5. Turn the temperature down to smoke, and leave the grill lid open for 2-3 minutes to drop the temperature of the grill down to about 200-225 degrees. Close the lid, and smoke until the internal temperature is at 130°.
  6. Pull from the grill and let sit for 15 minutes before slicing.


How long does it take to smoke a beef tenderloin at 225?

Once the smoker is ready, place the pan/rack with the meat onto the smoker grate and let it begin to cook. You can also just place it directly on the smoker grate if you prefer. At 225°F (107°C), you can expect it to take about 2 hours but this will depend upon several things: the thickness of the meat.

At what temperature do you cook a tenderloin on a pellet grill?

Preheat your pellet grill to 200°F. Place a digital probe thermometer in the center of the meat. Using the same baking rack and pan, place the beef tenderloin in your smoker and smoke for 45 minutes.

Should you smoke a beef tenderloin?

Beef Tenderloin is incredible cooked on the smoker. We’re using the reverse sear method to create an incredible smoky flavor, then finishing it over a hot grill for that perfect sear, and then slicing it into medallions to serve.

How long does it take to smoke a beef tenderloin?

Brush the tenderloin with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. 3. Place tenderloin in the smoker and cook until the internal temperature reaches 130°F, about 1 to 2 hours.

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