There are plenty of ways to cook filet mignon. You can grill it, reverse sear it, or throw it under the broiler without sacrificing flavor or juiciness. But when it comes to iconic steakhouse meals, nothing beats the bacon-wrapped filet mignon.
What Is The Filet Mignon?
This small but mighty cut comes from the tenderloin, one of the most sought-after cuts of beef for its melt-in-your-mouth tenderness and mild flavor. Considering each tenderloin yields less than 10 lbs. of filets, it tends to come with a higher price tag than many other cuts.
Preparing Your Filet Mignon To Cook
Just like with any steak, you’ll want to remove your cut of meat from the fridge at least 45 minutes prior to cooking. This allows it to come to room temperature, which helps with more even cooking. Right before cooking, generously salt and pepper all sides of the filet mignon.
The Ultimate Simple Bacon-wrapped Filet Mignon Recipe
Ready for the simplest, totally decadent main dish? All you need is
- Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
- 2 Oreganic filet mignon steaks
- 2 pieces thin bacon
- 2 tablespoon butter, more if needed
- 2 tablespoon olive oil
Directions For The Oven
- Preheat the oven to 450 degrees
- Wrap the steak with the bacon and secure with a toothpick
- Heat an oven-proof skillet* (preferably cast iron) over medium-high heat. Add the butter and olive oil. When melted, add the steak to the skillet and sear on both sides until a really nice color (about 1 minute per side)
- Remove the skillet from the stovetop and place into the oven to finish cooking. Cook until medium rare, 7 to 10 minutes.
- Remove from the oven and allow to rest for 5 minutes before serving.
*Make sure you’re using an oven-safe skillet when cooking using this method! When we say cast iron, we mean it.
Oreganic’s 100% Grass-Fed and Finished Filet Mignon
Whether you decide to go all-in with this bacon-wrapped filet mignon recipe or prefer a more conservative approach (hello, garlic herb butter), we guarantee our filet mignon will be butter soft and packed with flavor. We proudly source all of our beef from our family farm in Madras, Oregon. You can learn more about us (and shop all of our cuts) at our website, oreganicbeef.com.