Desserts - Created Date : 16.5.2019

The BEST Meat Rub & Beef Tenderloin Recipe: The “Braxton”

The BEST Meat Rub & Beef Tenderloin Recipe: The “Braxton”

The BEST Meat Rub & Beef Tenderloin Recipe: The “Braxton”

Beef Tenderloin Recipe: This easy recipe causes our guests to come running when they hear what’s on the grill. Using an incredible “rub,” this beef tenderloin will be the hero of your table!

Not only do I have to thank my husband for letting me share the rub recipe with you all, I need to thank the creator… the man the myth the legend… of the rub recipe. Mr. Braxton. With no doubt, this is the BEST Meat rub recipe AND Beef Tenderloin Recipe, we have ever used.

I really can’t take credit for the deliciousness that you’re about to see. Well… I guess I can take credit for the photos, but that’s about it.

The Best Meat Rub Recipe

You see, Mr. Braxton is the father of my husband’s childhood best friend. Somehow… my husband must have sweet-talked him out of the secret rub recipe, and our Sunday dinners have NEVER been the same. You all… you’ve never had a piece of meat until you’ve had meat that was smothered in The Braxton Rub.

We use and put this rub on evah-ree-thang.

Grilling… Baking… Smoking…

Beef Tenderloin… Pork Butt… Burgers…

Let me assure you… this “rub,” is NOT difficult. My husband and I only like to create dishes together, that are EASY… but delish. You simply mix up the spices and rub it on.

Beef Tenderloin Recipe: The Braxton Rub

Now… if you REALLY want to impress the heck out of your guests, you gotta use this rub on a beef tenderloin (like seen in the photos here.)

When we send out the group text on a Sunday morning, to all of our friends:

Grillin’ a beef tenderloin today. Better come over.

99.9% of the time, we get a response from everyone of:

On our way

There’s just no comparison, and we are COMPLETELY spoiled with this beef tenderloin and meat rub recipe. Find both recipes BELOW…


Lower grill temp to 325-350, (we shut two burners off, and leave the other two on, placing the tenderloin on the side of the grill with no direct heat) and grill for another 45 minutes

Pull the tenderloin off of the grill when the internal temperature reaches between 120 and 125 degrees fahrenheit.

Remove from grill and let sit, wrapped in aluminum foil for 10-15 minutes, and serve.

This will result in a "medium-rare" cooked beef tenderloin

This cooking time and process gives us thick middle parts that are medium rare, and the outside edges, a medium.

Nutrition Facts

The BEST Beef Tenderloin

Amount Per Serving (1 serving (about 1/2 pound of meat))

Calories 631Calories from Fat 441

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 49g75%

Saturated Fat 20g100%

Cholesterol 158mg53%

Sodium 549mg23%

Potassium 756mg22%

Total Carbohydrates 2g1%

Dietary Fiber 1g4%

Protein 41g82%

Vitamin A26.3%

Vitamin C0.6%



* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

I so hope you enjoy this recipe. When you snag a big piece of meat like a beef tenderloin, you want to make sure you treat it right, right? It’s not the cheapest.

So when we say that this rub is one of the best, please know that we truly think it is one of the best, and we hope you enjoy it too.

If you’re cooking for a crowd, make sure you check out my other crowd-pleasing recipes when I’m in the kitchen. I may only take the photos for this post, but you can usually find me in charge of the other recipe creations here on the blog, and that means EASY recipe creations.

Hi Connie! We’ve never made it in the oven, but I’m sure it wouldn’t turn out bad! It’s hard to make this cut of meat & spice combo, turn out less than tasty! ?? Good luck, and keep me posted if you try it!

I’m not sure what would be a good substitute for thyme. You could try leaving it out and seeing if it would have enough flavor still! We’ve never tried it without it, so I’m not sure how it would turn out. ??

Hi Debbie! I found a GREAT resource for cooking temps here: As far as how long to cook it though, I’m not quite sure because we’ve never wanted to cook it that long. It may not hurt to check it for trial and error every 5 minutes or so after our cook time! I hope that helps!

Hi Brian! Great question, thank you! I actually just updated this recipe if you want to take a look. I believe it will answer your question. But if not, please feel free to let me know. ?? Thanks for asking, and I hope you love it!

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