Spice-Rubbed Beef Tenderloin

Spices and brown sugar combine to create a heavenly dry rub for this grilled beef tenderloin roast.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
1 hrs 15 mins
12 servings


  • 1 tablespoon chili powder

  • 1 tablespoon ground coriander

  • 1 tablespoon packed brown sugar

  • 1 teaspoon paprika

  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder

  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • 1 (3 to 4 pound) center-cut beef tenderloin roast


  1. For rub, combine chili powder, coriander, brown sugar, paprika, dry mustard, salt, garlic powder, and cayenne pepper in a small bowl. Sprinkle rub over roast and rub in with your fingers.

  2. For a charcoal grill, arrange hot coals around a drip pan. Test for medium-high heat above the pan. Place roast on grill rack over pan. Cover and grill for 60 to 75 minutes for medium-rare (135 degrees F). (For a gas grill, preheat grill. Reduce heat to medium-high. Adjust for indirect cooking. Place roast on a rack in a shallow roasting pan; place pan on grill rack over the burner that is turned off. Grill as directed.)

  3. Remove meat from grill. Cover meat with foil; let stand for 15 minutes. Temperature of meat after standing should be 145 degrees F.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

194 Calories
10g Fat
2g Carbs
24g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 194
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 2g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 24g 47%
Total Fat 10g 12%
Saturated Fat 4g 19%
Cholesterol 70mg 23%
Vitamin A 301IU 6%
Vitamin C 1mg 1%
Folate 9mcg 2%
Sodium 253mg 11%
Calcium 10mg 1%
Iron 3mg 18%
Magnesium 25mg 6%
Potassium 354mg 8%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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