Buffalo Tenderloin with Teton Black Bar-B-Que Sauce

Total Time:
42 min
Prep:
15 min
Inactive:
2 min
Cook:
25 min

Yield:
6 to 8 servings
Level:
Intermediate

Ingredients
  • 6 to 8 (8-ounce) buffalo tenderloins
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons pureed roasted garlic
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, plus 2 teaspoons (recommended: Pomace)
  • 1 tablespoon chopped shallots
  • 1 sprig rosemary leaves stripped from stem, coarsely chopped
  • 1 sprig thyme, stripped
  • 3 leaves sage, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon chopped garlic
  • 1/2 cup port wine
  • 1 1/2 cups huckleberry preserves (may substitute Marion or blackberry preserves)
  • 1 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1 1/2 cups Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch slurry (3 tablespoons cornstarch mixed with 1/2 cup water)
  • Braised spinach and your favorite potato, for serving, optional
Directions

Buffalo Tenderloins: Lightly marinate buffalo tenderloins with fresh black pepper, kosher salt, roasted garlic, and 2 tablespoons olive oil for 2 hours in the refrigerator, then grill to desired doneness.

Teton Black Bar-B-Que Sauce: To a saute pan, add 2 teaspoons olive oil, shallots, rosemary, thyme, and sage over medium heat until shallots just soften, about 2 minutes. Lastly, add garlic and continue sauteing until mixture has caramelized. Add the port wine and scrape up the brown bits that cling to the bottom of the pan with a wooden spoon. Continue cooking until sauce is reduced by about half. Add berry preserves, syrup, vinegar, Worcestershire, and cornstarch slurry and bring to a boil for 3 minutes, stirring constantly. Pour through a fine strainer and season with fresh ground black pepper and kosher salt.

Serve grilled buffalo tenderloin and sauce with braised spinach and your favorite potato.


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