Grill-Roasted Beef Tenderloin for a Crowd on a Gas Grill

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Appears in Cook's Illustrated September/October 2004

With a whole tenderloin going for as much as $180, uneven cooking, bland flavor, and a tough outer crust just don't cut it. Could we do it cheaper and better?

SERVES10 to 12

TIME1¼ hours, plus 1 hour salting and 20 minutes soaking

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WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS

When developing our grilled beef tenderloin recipe, we went to the wholesale clubs, where we found affordable beef that, while not ideally trimmed, was far more wallet-friendly than the meat at butcher shops and, with 20 minutes of home-but...

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