Perfect Grilled Filet Mignon

Recipe by KathyP53
READY IN: 3hrs 30mins


  • 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


  • 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.