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Perfect Grilled Filet Mignon

Watched Paula Deen make this for her honey. Tried it that night. Guess what! It worked! ;) Delish!

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3hrs 30mins
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ingredients

  • 1 (8 ounce) bottle zesty Italian salad dressing
  • 2 beef tenderloin steaks, 1 1/2-inch thick
  • 2 slices bacon
  • 2 tablespoons steak sauce (Lea and Perrins recommended)
  • 2 teaspoons water

directions

  • Pour salad dressing into a zip lock bag. Place steaks inside with bacon, seal and marinate in refrigerator for 3-4 hours.
  • Wrap bacon around each steak, securing with toothpick or butcher's twine.
  • Grill steaks over hot coals about 8 minutes per side (5 minutes for rare. Baste with mixture of steak sauce and water. For perfect steaks, turn only once.
  • I live in a loft -- no charcoal grill. I seared filets on my Wolfgang Puck counter top grill, lines and all. Then I placed filets in a heavy duty nonstick skillet in a 400 degree oven for 10 minutes. Voila! Perfectly cooked medium steaks. I would think 8 minutes for medium rare and 6 for rare.
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"Watched Paula Deen make this for her honey. Tried it that night. Guess what! It worked! ;) Delish!"
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  1. lmt425
    Did not have bacon or steak sauce but otherwise followed this recipe. This was my first time making steak and it was good! I put the steaks in a ziplock with some italian dressing for a few hours. Put the steaks in a preheated heavy duty skillet & seared both sides. Put the steaks in the 400' oven for 10 minutes. This will be the recipe I will follow in the future! It was easy and yummy.
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  2. Bev I Am
    This recipe was perfect! I used Recipe #43522 and A-1 Steak Sauce which worked very well. Our tenderloins were tender and flavorful. Thanks so much, Kathy P53!
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  3. Madimaymomma
    OMG----My boyfriend said that these steaks were delicious. I cheated and bought the filets with the bacon already wrapped around them. I forgot to put the steak sauce in- he said it didn't matter, it was better than what you get in most restaurants. I grilled these (mostly because I grill anything I possibly can). Paula Deen rules!!!!!
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  4. Kim in Walnut Creek
    We eat steak often in our house and are always looking for a different way to prepare it. This was great! The bacon gave the steaks a nice smoky flavor and the presentation was very elegant. I followed the directions exactly except that we cooked them on the bbq. Thanks for sharing, we will definitely make steak like this again.
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  5. Kittencalrecipezazz
    I have used Italian dressing many times to marinade steaks, I can say that it works really well, I can't wait to try this recipe using the bacon wrapped around the steaks, sounds wonderful! thanks for sharing Kathy!...Kittencal:)
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