Grilled Beef Tenderloin

with BBQ Rum Black Beans & Blackberry BBQ Sauce

Grilled Beef Tenderloin with BBQ Rum Black Beans & Blackberry BBQ Sauce

Grilled Beef Tenderloin

Ingredients:

10-12 5oz Beef tenderloin steaks (rib eye steaks work equally well)

Instructions:

Salt and pepper to taste

Cook the steaks to your desired doneness on your outdoor grill. I prefer charcoal, but gas works just fine.

BBQ Rum Black Beans

Ingredients:

6oz bacon, diced
1 small onion, diced
4 garlic cloves, minced
2 pablano peppers, small dice
8oz chorizo sausage, removed from the casing
1/2c catsup
1/4c mustard
1tsp dry mustard
3/4tsp ground ginger
4oz dark rum
2tbs brown sugar
1/2c light molasses
2tbs Worcestershire sauce
45oz canned black beans, drained and rinsed
Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions:

In a large pot over medium heat cook the bacon until crispy.

Add the onion, garlic and peppers and cook until the vegetables are soft, about 5 minutes.

Add the chorizo, cook using a potato masher (or wooden spoon) to break up the sausage.

Add the remaining ingredients, bring to a boil, add the black beans.

Reduce the heat and simmer for about 30 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. The beans are best done the day ahead, and reheated over low heat right before service.

Blackberry BBQ Sauce

Ingredients:

1 1/2c blackberries (frozen ore ok)
1/4c catsup
1/4c honey
1/4c brown sugar
1/4c fresh ginger, minced
1tsp salt
1/2tsp pepper
1tsp tobasco (more if you like it hot)
1/4c red wine vinegar
1c your favorite BBQ sauce

Instructions:

Place all ingredients except the BBQ sauce in a blender and blend for 30 seconds. Strain into a nonreactive sauce pot, simmer until slightly thickened. Add your favorite BBQ sauce and enjoy.

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