Sunday, June 3, 2012

Recipe: Grilled Tenderloin Sandwich with Fontina

Grilled Tenderloin Sandwich With Fontina

If you haven't been able to stop by and pick up the little grilling booklets from our friends at the Wisconsin Dairy Board, here is a recipe from the booklet that will help your summer be a nice Italian one...

Servings: 6


2 to 2-1/2 pounds beef tenderloin
Extra virgin olive oil
1 cup sour cream
3/4 cup (3 ounces) Asiago Cheese, shredded
2 tablespoons bottled roasted garlic, chopped
1 large red bell pepper, sliced into rings
Salt and pepper to taste
1/2 cup butter, melted
1 loaf (16 ounces) French bread, sliced in half lengthwise
2 cups (8 ounces) Fontina or Gouda Cheese, sliced

Cooking Directions:

Preheat gas or charcoal grill to medium heat. Brush tenderloin with oil, season with salt and pepper; let stand at room temperature for 20 minutes.
In small bowl, combine sour cream, Asiago Cheese, roasted garlic, salt and pepper to taste; mix well.
Sear beef over direct heat for 10 to 12 minutes. Move to indirect heat until the internal temperature reaches 140°F. Remove and let stand.
Brush pepper rings with butter; grill 5 minutes.
Brush cut sides of bread with butter; grill until toasted. Spread bottom halves with sour cream sauce; top with pepper rings.
Cut tenderloin into 1/2-inch thick slices, placing over pepper rings. Cover with  Fontina Cheese. Top with bread. Wrap in foil; grill for 5 min. Unwrap and cut each into 3 sandwiches.


  1. That's a delicious looking sandwich recipe. I thoroughly enjoy Italian food. You know, a good olive dip is worth checking out to compliment any of your Italian styled meals. Just by searching online you can find some really good olive dip recipes. Either add or remove from the recipe to make it your own, or try it just as is, you can't lose.

  2. Thanks Jeff! We'll post one or two for July 4th. Seems like a perfect time for it!

  3. Liked your recipe a lot. Looking forward for some more mouth watering recipes. Keep up the good work.

  4. Thanks for sharing this information, I really appreciate your cooking skills, Thank You! I love this dish so much. I have learned this dish to prepare when I was studying in the best hotel management colleges in kolkata