Cocoa Rubbed Beef Tenderloin Roast with Fire Roasted German Potatoes

December 20, 2013

Filet mignon steaks are a favorite yet somewhat pricey favorite around my house.  To cut down on the cost, I tend to purchase whole beef tenderloin and trim it myself at home (you can check out a video on how to trim the tenderloin below). 

Grilled Beef Filet Roast

Grilled Beef Filet Roast

In general, the center portion of the beef tenderloin is used for filet mignon, leaving a narrow tail on one end that can be cubed up for kebobs and a larger head on the other end that I like to grill whole as a roast with a flavorful cocoa, coffee and cinnamon dry rub.

Rounding out the meal was a grilled twist on German potato salad… fire roasted German-style new potatoes.


Cinnamon- Cocoa Rubbed Beef Tenderloin Roast

Ingredients

2-3 lb. beef tenderloin roast

2 tbsp. canola oil

Cocoa dry rub seasoning (recipe follows)

 

Instructions

Prepare grill for two zone cooking, placing charcoal on one side of the grill.  Add 6-7 Kingsford Smokehouse Briquets or 2-3 chunks of your favorite smoking wood for a deep, smoky flavor.  Rub the beef tenderloin roast with canola oil and season liberally with the cocoa dry rub.  Place the roast on the hot side of the grill and sear for 3-4 minutes per side.  Move the roast to the cool side of the grill, cover the grill, and allow it to cook until it reaches an internal temperature of 130 degrees for medium rare.  Remove the roast from the grill, rest for 10 minutes, slice and serve.

 

Beef Filet Roast

Beef Filet Roast

 

Cocoa Dry Rub

Cocoa Cinnamon Dry Rub

Cocoa Cinnamon Dry Rub

 

Ingredients

2 tbsp. cocoa powder

1 tbsp. ground coffee

½ tbsp. ground cinnamon

2 tsp. ground nutmeg

1 tbsp. Kosher salt

 

Instructions

Blend all ingredients together in a small bowl and set aside until ready to use.

 

Fire Roasted German-style New Potatoes

Ingredients

1lb. new red potatoes cut into quarters

2 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil

1 red bell pepper, stem and seeds removed

3-4 slices of bacon

2 tbsp. coarse-grind mustard

3 tbsp. white vinegar

1 tbsp. sugar

1 tsp. salt

 

Instructions

Prepare grill for medium-high heat cooking.  Place a grill basket on to the grill grate, toss the quartered potatoes with olive oil in a medium mixing bowl, and add to the grill basket.  Allow the potatoes to cook for approximately 15 minutes until tender, stirring them frequently to avoid burning.  Add the red bell pepper to the grill skin side down and cook until lightly charred.  Remove the bell pepper from the heat, chop and set aside.

Grilled New Potatoes

Grilled New Potatoes

Grilled New Potatoes

Grilled New Potatoes

As the potatoes cook, place a skillet to the grill and once it has preheated add the bacon and cook until crisp.  Remove the bacon from the skillet, crumble, and set aside.

 

fried bacon

Fried bacon

bacon and vinegar

Add the vinegar, mustard, sugar and salt to the bacon grease then stir to combine.  Place the potatoes in to a medium mixing bowl, add the crumbled bacon and bacon fat-vinegar mixture and toss until the potatoes are completely coated.  Serve and enjoy!

 

Beef Filet Roast with German Potatoes

Beef Filet Roast with German Potatoes

- Clint Cantwell, Grilling.com Editor

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