Grilled Tenderloin with Garlic Herb Butter #SundaySupper #GrillTalk

We grill all summer long, and for those special occasions when the whole family gathers, I often select Certified Angus Beef® brand tenderloin steaks to toss on the barbecue. Wrapped in bacon and topped with garlic herb butter, this exquisite grilled tenderloin will become your go-to recipe for company. This post is sponsored by Certified Angus Beef® brand. See details below.Grilled Tenderloin with Garlic Herb Butter  An exquisite steak recipe

A Celebratory Meal With Certified Angus Beef® Brand

My youngest is home from college for the summer, and when I ask what he’d like for dinner, he invariably answers “steak” with a sheepish smile. So since his time at home is limited, I’ve indulged him on more than one occasion. His carnivore father has no complaints, either, especially when I  prepare this family favorite. We love the flavor imparted by wrapping bacon around the steaks, and topping with garlic butter and herbs only pushes the flavor of these divine fillets even further over the top. And for Father’s Day, I’m going to swap out the tenderloin for another cut of Certified Angus Beef® brand—I can’t think of a one that wouldn’t be amazing smothered in garlic butter!

Grilled Tenderloin with Garlic Herb Butter  An exquisite steak recipe

How to Grill a Perfect Steak

  • Buy the best beef you can afford. Good marbling (fat distribution) makes for a tender, juicy steak. Look for Certified Angus Beef® brand to be assured of a quality product; it is well known for marbling and therefore, outstanding flavor.
  • Certified Angus Beef® brand is the BEST Angus beef on the market. Only one in four Angus cattle have the right attributes to be Certified Angus Beef® brand. Each cut must meet very specific standards for quality.
  • The cut of steak is important, too. My husband prefers rib-eyes and New York strips. Although I love a great fillet, the leanness of this cut is not always ideal for grilling unless you select a brand that’s known for marbling. Plus look for a recipe that adds some needed fat. Wrapping your fillet in bacon and finishing with garlic butter will do the trick.
  • Season early. I like the first salting up to 3 hours before grilling, then again right before cooking. I prefer to use kosher salt over table salt.
  • Bring your steaks out of the fridge about 1/2 hour before grilling so they don’t go on the grill cold. This allows for more even cooking.
  • Use charcoal if available and make a hot fire. The smokiness from the charcoal adds wonderful flavoring
  • Move only 2-4 times during the cooking process, twice if just flipping but twice per side to make cross-hatch marks.
  • Use an instant read thermometer to check the internal temperature. My husband and sons prefer a very rare steak, but I’d rather have mine a little more well done.
  • Allow the beef to rest at least 5 minutes before serving. Just cover the serving platter with foil and finish getting all the other dishes to the table. This additional time gives the meat juices a bit of time to redistribute.Grilled Tenderloin with Garlic Herb Butter  An exquisite steak recipe

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Grilled Tenderloin with Garlic Herb Butter #SundaySupper #GrillTalk

Serves 4 servings     adjust servings

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Total Time 22 mins

A company worthy grilled steak recipe


  • 4 6-8 ounce beef tenderloin steaks
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup (one stick) butter
  • 6 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 4 slices good quality bacon
  • 1/4 cup oregano, chopped
  • 1/4 cup basil, chopped
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Cognac, optional


  1. A few hours before grilling, sprinkle steaks with kosher salt and return to refrigerator. Melt butter in a small saucepan. Add the garlic, then remove from heat. Set aside for a couple hours.
  2. A half hour before grilling, remove steaks from the refrigerator, re-season with salt and add a bit of freshly ground pepper to taste. Grill to desired internal temperature, about 4 minutes per side for medium rare. Rewarm the garlic butter, and add Cognac if desired.
  3. Plate steaks. Drizzle with garlic butter, then sprinkle with herbs.


Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving As Served
Calories 833kcal Calories from fat 629
% Daily Value
Total Fat 70g 108%
Saturated Fat 33g 165%
Transfat 1g
Cholesterol 248mg 83%
Sodium 622mg 26%
Carbohydrate 6g 2%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 1g
Protein 44g

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories 2000
Total Fat Less than 65g
Sat Fat Less than 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g
Dietary Fiber 25g
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  1. They look very very tender!

  2. Lynn@Happier Than A Pig In Mud says:

    Tenderloins were on sale last week and now I’m kinda regretting not getting one… Happy Father’s Day to Bill-enjoy:@)

  3. This is my idea of a celebration meal too. That looks perfectly cooked – just the way I like it.

  4. Absolutely perfectly grilled filets. Wow. I’m craving one and it’s before breakfast. Maybe steak and eggs?

  5. Christie says:

    I love me a good piece of tenderloin. And I love your tips for a perfect steak. So handy and helpful!

  6. These are just gorgeous. I am craving steak and asparagus now and that garlic herb butter would just bring out all the delicious flavors! Yum!

  7. You can’t go wrong with garlic herb butter on a steak!

  8. My brother is the same way, and my mom loves cooking meat for him 🙂 what a lovely way to show care and love, Liz!

  9. Wrapped in bacon and grilled sounds wonderful! Looks delicious too!

  10. Christie says:

    Your tenderloin looks insanely delicious. And those tips are excellent! I always overcook mine.

  11. O.K. so maybe this tenderloin with the twice baked potato for supper? 🙂 Delicious combination I would imagine. What a perfectly cooked steak!

  12. Hi Liz, my husband could eat steak moist every night if he could, this looks perfectly grilled.

  13. You had me at garlic herb butter! 😉 My dad would love this tenderloin for Father’s Day!

  14. This looks like total steak perfection!

  15. You have my mouth watering with this post. Beef tenderloin is one of my favorite cuts of beef. This sounds delicious.

  16. Succulent! We’re pretty sure the sheepish smile turned into a hearty smile from the young man xx

    Julie & Alesah
    Gourmet Getaways xx

  17. This tenderloin may just be the yummiest thing I have seen in a LONG TIME. I love me a good piece of grilled steak, and then with that herb butter? YES please! Pinned!

  18. Now that is a perfectly cooked steak!! Pass the beef!

  19. My goodness, that beef is perfectly grilled! Mine never comes out quite so pretty!

  20. My family would love me if I cooked these tenderloins for them.

  21. What a perfectly cooked steak! It’s looks picture perfect!

  22. Wow, this looks so good my mouth is watering. I love steak and asparagus, such a good combination together.

  23. Perfect Liz! Those slices look so tender and juicy!

  24. Can’t beat butter and bacon to complement top-notch beef =) I presume your the father of your son and your son were happy campers yesterday =)

  25. What a great guide for grilling steaks Liz. I never knew about salting the steaks 3 hours before grilling. We will have to give that a try!

  26. Steak (and/or lobster) are ultimate celebratory food in my house. We would need extra helpings of these bacon wrapped tenderloins. They look fantastic and are grilled to perfection! And I agree, Kosher salt is the only way to go.

  27. Certified Angus Beef really IS the best. When I’m eating it I always find myself saying I’ll never buy any other steak again. So tender and juicy! Loving the garlic butter you made for these beauties!

  28. Oh man, now I m craving meat! This looks wonderful.

  29. Perfection! And I agree — totally company worthy. YUM!

  30. Yes, please! That looks amazing.

  31. Garlic herb butter, for the win!

  32. Lizzy,
    Your tenderloin looks mouth watering. I love it rare. Great tips too.

  33. I love garlic herb butter and on a tender filet is perfect!

  34. That steak is done perfectly, but with your Midwestern backgrounds over there, I expected no less than a perfectly grilled Angus steak! 🙂 Yep, the college kid home always wants steak here as well. And we are happy to oblige. 🙂 It all looks wonderful.

  35. Perfection! I can’t wait to make it!

  36. My husband’s eyes would light up like a Christmas tree if I presented him with this!


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