Bacon-Wrapped Filet Mignon with Truffle Butter Recipe

I’ve been waiting to make bacon-wrapped filet mignon for a long time. In life, if you have something mediocre, tasteless, or healthy, what do you do? You wrap it in bacon. But what about when you have the perfect mouthwatering tenderloin steak? You also wrap it in bacon. Bacon may be the only meat worthy of wrapping itself in a big bacon hug around filet mignon.

I consider bacon-wrapped filet mignon a Valentine’s Day worthy meal with weeknight dinner ease. From prep to clean up, it’s about 25 minutes. Who would have thought something so classy could be so easy?

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Homemade Truffle Butter

Truffle butter is a very popular steakhouse butter made with truffle oil. Truffle oil is used on truffle fries, pasta dishes, pizzas, and many other dishes to add flavor and aroma. Mix a little truffle oil with soft butter and serve over your steak. It will melt into your filet and add worlds of flavor.

Bacon-Wrapped Filet Mignon

Wrapping the Filet with Bacon

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Wrap tenderloin steaks with a strip of uncooked bacon and secure with a toothpick. A little bacon overlap is OK where the ends meet. Just be sure it’s wrapped snug so the bacon does not unravel. A cocktail toothpick works best as it has a stem at the end. Just be sure to not stick a standard toothpick in too far so you can’t retrieve it.

How To Cook Bacon Wrapped Filet Mignon

The only way to prepare steak is in a cast iron skillet. The secret lies in combining pan searing with an oven finish. This gives your filet a caramelized outside with a juicy tender inside. The oven is better at providing indirect heat while searing gives you the grilled and slightly charred edge. The other major advantage is you can cook within flavors such as garlic, butter, or fresh herbs. You can’t do this on a grill.

Pan-sear filet mignon for 2 minutes per side on the stovetop in a cast iron skillet on high heat with butter and immediately transfer to a preheated oven at 415° F. I typically bake about 6 minutes for medium-rare. Top with a slice of truffle butter and be the hero. It’s that easy.

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Even with the relatively rapid cook times, you don’t need to precook the bacon or prep it in any other way. My only suggestion would be to let your bacon slices reach room temp with the steak, to ensure they cook adequately.

Temperature for Steak

DonenessTemperature RangeOven Duration 120° F to 125° F 125° F to 130° F135° F to 140° F145° F to 150° F160° F and above

Note: Cooking steaks at high temps in a skillet tends to get smokey. Open a kitchen window and turn on your kitchen’s overhead vent fan before you start to help with ventilation.

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Bacon-Wrapped Filet Mignon with Truffle Butter Recipe

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