This was awesome. I'd made bacon-wrapped seasoned filets mignon and then realized I had no charcoal for the grill (HORRORS! This is Texas after all, that's a capital crime here!). Had no idea how to do them in the stove/oven. This method turned out a nice rare, but seared, juicy steak without making it dry or chewy or otherwise wasting this prime cut of steak. 2 minutes per side searing time, 7 minutes bake time, plus the resting time, was perfect (wish I could have browned the bacon better), and all my Texans were happy. Thank you!
A friend made these for me, they were the most delicious fillets Ive ever eaten. Better than restaurants for sure! I also made these on my own a second time. The directions were very easy to follow and the end product came out just as good as when my friend made them for me. One note, it took about 3-4 minutes longer in my oven to make them about medium-rare.
This is a great recipe ... very easy but looks impressive enough to serve to company. I actually used elk filets instead of beef and it was so good. I didn't have any gargonzola but I bet it would really be an excellent addition.