This holiday-worthy meal is such a special treat! While my mom's Southern Bourbon-Glazed Beef Tenderloin Recipe will impress your guests, it's a simple, easy dinner that any home cook can prepare on the grill or in the oven.
In a small bowl, whisk together Worcestershire sauce, molasses, and 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard.
In a small bowl, stir together garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Set aside.
In a small bowl, whisk together bourbon, ¼ cup Dijon mustard, and brown sugar until sugar dissolves.
Sear tenderloin over medium direct heat until well marked (about 20 minutes), turning ¼ every 5 minutes. Continue grilling over medium indirect heat until internal temperature reaches 135 degrees F for medium rare (10-20 minutes). During the final 10 minutes of grilling time, turn and baste with the glaze.
Prepare tenderloin according to instructions above. After rubbing the tenderloin with seasoning, allow to sit at room temperature while you preheat the oven to 475 degrees F.
Place tenderloin on a roasting rack and insert a meat thermometer. Roast in the oven until the beef registers an internal temperature of 135 degrees F for medium rare (about 20-30 minutes). Baste with glaze during the final 10 minutes of baking time.
*We often use a larger beef tenderloin that we buy at Costco, which weighs between 7 and 8 lbs. When cooking a larger tenderloin, the same instructions apply; however, I like to double all of the ingredients for the marinade, rub, and glaze. It also takes closer to 1 hour to cook on the grill.
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