Grilled Pesto-Stuffed Tenderloin Steaks

Grilled Pesto-Stuffed Tenderloin Steaks
Preparation time
20 mins
2 people

Grilled Pesto-Stuffed Tenderloin Steaks.

The bold basil flavor of pesto blends beautifully in the grilled steak, and it’s ready in just 20 minutes!


Grilled Pesto-Stuffed Tenderloin Steaks



  • 2 (1-inch-thick) beef tenderloin steaks (about 3/4 lb.)
  • 2 tablespoons purchased pesto
  • 1 teaspoon oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon pepper


  1. Heat grill. With narrow sharp knife, make a 1-inch slit in one side of each steak. Make a pocket in each steak by moving knife around inside of steak. DO NOT ENLARGE THE 1-INCH OPENING.
  2. Spoon half of pesto into each steak, spreading it around the inside of the steak. Brush all sides of steaks with oil; sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  3. When ready to grill, place steaks on gas grill over medium heat or on charcoal grill 4 to 6 inches from medium coals. Cook 7 to 11 minutes or until of desired doneness, turning once.
Grilled Pesto-Stuffed Tenderloin Steaks
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