Smoked Fillet with Chipotle Creamed Corn Sauce

Recipe courtesy of Y.O. Ranch Steakhouse
Show: Steak Out with Kix Brooks Episode: Dallas
TOTAL TIME: 1 hr 50 min
Prep: 35 min
Inactive Prep: --
Cook: 1 hr 15 min
YIELD: 4 to 6 servings
LEVEL: Intermediate


  • 2 1/2 cups kosher salt
  • 1 1/4 cups granulated garlic
  • 1 1/4 cups coarsely ground black pepper
    • 1 cup cream
    • 2 tablespoons chipotle peppers
    • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
    • 1 cup Cotija cheese
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    For the smoked fillet: Load the smoker with mesquite wood and preheat to 225 degrees F. Preheat a grill to 350 degrees F. In a medium bowl mix the kosher salt, granulated garlic, pepper and seasoned salt until evenly combined.

    Sprinkle 1/4 cup of the seasoning mixture all over the tenderloin. Smoke the tenderloin until it reaches an internal temperature of 125 degrees F, 30 to 40 minutes. Store the remaining seasoning in an airtight container for later use.

    For the sauce: Heat the oil in a large saute pan and then add the corn. Add 1 tablespoon of the reserved smoked steak seasoning and the garlic, and saute for 2 to 3 minutes. Add the chicken stock and cook down until the liquid evaporates. Add the whiskey and flambe. Add the cream, chipotle and cilantro, then reduce the heat and simmer for 3 to 4 minutes. Add the cheese and stir until it thickens, about 1 minute. Blend in a blender.

    Slice the beef into 4 to 6 portions depending on the size of the tenderloin. Grill the portions until charred, 3 to 4 minutes per side. Top the fillets with the creamed corn sauce and then serve.

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