Bacon-wrapped filet mignon is the best of both worlds: you get to enjoy a tender, juicy cut of beef wrapped in the salty crispiness that only bacon can provide. It is an explosion of umami worth every calorie.
Preparing this restaurant-style dish at home is incredibly simple. One must begin with quality ingredients and the rest will follow. Give our bacon-wrapped filet mignon recipe a try and you'll get great results each time.
Bacon-Wrapped Filet Mignon Recipe
Before getting started allow the filet mignon to reach room temperature. This will result in a better sear and flavor. Then follow these easy steps:
Preheat the oven to 450F.
Wrap each filet mignon with a slice of bacon. The bacon may be secured with a toothpick or twine.
Season the filet mignon liberally with salt and pepper.
Sear the filet mignon on each side over medium-high heat. Use a cast iron skillet or oven-proof skillet.
Place the bacon wrapped filet mignon in the oven and cook for 5 minutes on each side for medium-rare.
Allow to rest for 10 minutes before serving.
Alternate Method for Bacon-Wrapped Filet Mignon
You can also prepare the bacon-wrapped filet mignon on the grill. This will give your meat an irresistible smoky flavor. Here is how to do it:
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