Honey-Ancho-Glazed Beef Tenderloin

Honey-Ancho-Glazed Beef Tenderloin

0 Reviews
From: Diabetic Living Magazine

Tender beef is brushed with a spicy-sweet, honey-chile pepper glaze and grilled slowly over wood chips. As the wood chips heat up, their smokes lends incredible flavor to the meat.

Ingredients 10 servings

for serving adjustment
Serving size has been adjusted!
Original recipe yields 10 servings
Nutrition per serving may change if servings are adjusted.
  • 2 to 3 cups cherry wood chips
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 1 tablespoon ground ancho chile pepper or chili powder (see Tip)
  • 2 teaspoons canola oil
  • 1 2½ to 3-pound beef tenderloin, trimmed of fat
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • Watercress, key limes, kumquats and/or tangerine wedges (optional)


  • Prep

  • Ready In

  1. At least 1 hour before grilling, soak wood chips in enough water to cover. Drain before using.
  2. In a small saucepan, combine honey and chile pepper or chili powder. Cook and stir over medium-low heat until heated through. Remove from heat; stir in oil. Brush some of the mixture over the beef tenderloin. Season beef with black pepper and salt.
  3. For a charcoal grill, arrange preheated coals around a drip pan. Test for medium heat above the drip pan. Sprinkle wood chips over coals. Pour 1 inch of water into the drip pan. Place roast on grill rack directly over the drip pan. Cover and grill for 40 to 50 minutes or until an instant-read thermometer inserted near the center of the roast registers 135°F, brushing with honey mixture occasionally during the first 20 minutes of grilling. Discard any remaining honey mixture.
  4. Remove meat from grill; cover with foil. Let stand for 10 to 15 minutes before slicing. The temperature after standing should be 145°F for medium-rare. Transfer to a serving platter. If desired, garnish with watercress, key limes, kumquats and tangerine wedges.
  • Tip: To grind ancho chile peppers, place dried, seeded and stemmed ancho chile peppers in a blender. Cover and blend until ground.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 3½ ounces cooked beef
  • Per serving: 168 calories; 7 g fat(2 g sat); 0 g fiber; 7 g carbohydrates; 18 g protein; 7 mcg folate; 52 mg cholesterol; 7 g sugars; 232 IU vitamin A; 1 mg vitamin C; 9 mg calcium; 2 mg iron; 164 mg sodium; 287 mg potassium
  • Carbohydrate Servings: ½
  • Exchanges: 3 lean protein, ½ fat, ½ other carbohydrate

Reviews 0