|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 19g||24%|
|Saturated Fat 7g||36%|
|Total Carbohydrate 0g||0%|
|Dietary Fiber 0g||0%|
|Total Sugars 0g|
|Vitamin C 0mg||0%|
|*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.|
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 prewrapped 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.
4 filets mignon, about 1 1/2 inches thick
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
4 slices thick-cut bacon
Steps to Make It
Gather the ingredients.
Preheat grill to high heat. Season both sides of steak with salt and black pepper.
Carefully wrap steaks with bacon. You might need to cut bacon if it is too long. Secure with toothpicks if necessary.
Place on grill and cook for about 5 minutes per side. Bacon should be nicely browned but not overly crispy.
Once cooked to desired doneness, remove steaks from grill and let rest for 5 minutes before serving.
- The filet mignon can also be cooked in a cast-iron pan on the stovetop over medium-high heat. Cook for 5 minutes 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.
- 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 three to four 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 béarnaise sauce. You can freeze leftover filet for two to three 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.