Bacon Wrapped Filet Mignon

Bacon Wrapped Filet Mignon

The Spruce / Maxwell Cozzi

Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 10 mins
Total: 20 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
284 Calories
19g Fat
0g Carbs
27g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 284
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 19g 24%
Saturated Fat 7g 36%
Cholesterol 94mg 31%
Sodium 405mg 18%
Total Carbohydrate 0g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 27g
Vitamin C 0mg 0%
Calcium 19mg 1%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 343mg 7%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Filet mignon feels like a special-occasion kind of cut of meat, and adding bacon is one of the easiest ways to add delicious flavor to the steak. While filet mignon rarely needs help in the flavor department, bacon just seems to make it better—and that's hard to argue with.

If you can find a pre-wrapped steak, then that is a plus. However, wrapping the steak yourself will give you the ability to choose what kind of bacon to use, and that's where things can get interesting. Use your favorite kind.

It's a great recipe for when you're having company, but don't reserve it just for those times. Despite how luxurious it sounds, this bacon-wrapped filet recipe can be made on a weeknight very easily with no stress, in less than half an hour. Serve this classic dish with a combination of the following: garlic mashed potatoes or baked potatoes, a green veggie such as steamed broccoli or green beans, and a crisp tossed green salad.

Ingredients

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Bacon Wrapped Filet Mignon ingredients

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  2. Preheat grill to high heat. Season both sides of steak with salt and black pepper.

    Season both sides of steak with salt and black pepper

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  3. Carefully wrap steaks with bacon. You might need to cut bacon if it is too long. Secure with toothpicks if necessary.

    wrap bacon around the fillet

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  4. Place on grill and cook for about 5 minutes per side. Bacon should be nicely browned, but not overly crispy.

    meat cooking on the grill

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  5. Once cooked to desired doneness, remove steaks from grill and let rest for 5 minutes before serving.

    Bacon Wrapped Filet Mignon on a plate

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Variations

  • The filet mignon can also be cooked in a cast-iron pan on the stovetop over medium-high heat. Cook for 5 min per side for medium-rare, or until desired doneness.
  • These steaks would be even more delicious with a dab of blue cheese compound butter served on top.

Tip

Check the internal temperature of the steaks with an instant-read thermometer before pulling them off the grill. The steaks should be cooked to a minimum of 140 F, but keep in mind they will continue to cook as they rest for several minutes off the grill.


How to Store and Freeze Bacon-Wrapped Filet Mignon

Leftover steak will keep in the refrigerator for 3 to 4 days as long as it's wrapped well. Use the steak cold the next day in a Caesar salad, or dress it up the next day with a bearnaise sauce. You can freeze leftover filet for 2 to 3 months but it will start to dry out the longer it's kept in there. You can help protect the meat by freezing it in a sauce; even just drizzling some olive oil or melted butter over it before wrapping it can help, too.

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