Churasco (Brazilian Style BBQ) Tenderloin Tips Recipe for your Griddle

Churrasco, a Brazilian-style barbecue, is often prepared with tender, flavorful cuts of meat. Here's a recipe for Churrasco Tenderloin Tips that can be cooked on your griddle, delivering delicious, tender beef with a beautiful smoky flavor.


  • 1 ½ pounds beef tenderloin tips, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Fresh parsley or cilantro for garnish (optional)


  1. Marinating the Beef:

    • In a bowl, combine the minced garlic, olive oil, lime juice, smoked paprika, cumin, oregano, salt, and pepper. Stir the mixture well to create a marinade.
    • Place the beef tenderloin tips in a shallow dish or resealable plastic bag and pour the marinade over the meat, ensuring the beef is well coated. Cover or seal the dish/bag and let it marinate in the refrigerator for at least 1-2 hours, allowing the flavors to infuse into the beef.
  2. Preheat the Griddle:

    • Preheat your griddle to medium-high heat. Ensure it's well heated before adding the beef.
  3. Grilling the Tenderloin Tips:

    • Once the griddle is hot, place the marinated beef tenderloin tips on the griddle in a single layer. Allow them to cook for about 3-4 minutes on each side, depending on the desired level of doneness.
  4. Check Doneness:

    • Keep an eye on the beef and flip the pieces once they have developed a nice sear. Check for your preferred level of doneness - tenderloin tips are often best when cooked to medium-rare to medium.
  5. Rest and Serve:

    • Remove the beef from the griddle and let it rest for a few minutes. This allows the juices to redistribute within the meat, ensuring it remains tender and juicy.
    • Optionally, garnish with fresh parsley or cilantro before serving.

These Churrasco Tenderloin Tips, cooked to perfection on your griddle, will deliver a burst of flavor with a smoky, charred essence and a tender, juicy interior. Serve them with traditional sides like rice, beans, or farofa, and enjoy a Brazilian-inspired feast!