• Bacon Filet Mignon For Dad! Posted on June 13, 2013

    Tagged as: caramel Cheese Cooking Salt sliced smoked sweet


    Bacon Filet Mignon For Dad! Thinking ahead for this weekend, go get your grocery shopping done so you can make you favorite man the best dinner ever! Melt in your mouth filets wrapped in bacon!

    What Dad do you know who doesn't like a sweet tender filet mignon? Salty double smoked bacon wrapped fillet mignon seared perfectly medium-rare and served on a bed of caramelized onions and mushrooms with a garnish of tangy blue cheese is the best gift you can give to the man that gave life to you!


    INGREDIENTS::

    1 tablespoon butter
    1 onion, diced
    8 ounces mushrooms, sliced
    2 cloves garlic, chopped
    1 teaspoon thyme, chopped
    1 tablespoon olive oil
    salt and pepper to taste
    2 strips double smoked bacon (or more to taste)
    2 (6 ounce) 1 1/2 inch thick filet mignon, room temperature
    1/2 cup red wine
    salt and pepper to taste
    1 tablespoon butter
    1 handful parsley, (optional)
    1 tablespoon blue cheese, crumbled (optional)

    Directions:

    Melt the butter in a pan over medium heat.

    Add the onion and sauté until tender, about 5-7 minutes.

    Add the garlic and thyme and sauté until fragrant, about a minute.

    Add the mushrooms and sauté until they turn golden brown and caramelize, about 15-20 minutes.

    Meanwhile heat the oil in an oven safe pan over medium high heat.

    Season both sides of the filet mignon with salt and pepper and wrap the bacon around holding it together with a toothpick.

    Sear both sides of the filet mignon in the pan until slightly caramelized, about 2 minutes per side.

    Transfer the pan to a preheated 375F oven and cook for 4-6 minutes for medium rare., If your filets are 2 inches thick cook for a minute or two longer.

    Set the filet mignon aside to rest for 5 minutes.

    Add the wine to the pan that the filet mignon was cooked in and deglaze it.

    Transfer the wine to the pan with the mushrooms and deglaze it.

    Add the butter and simmer to reduce the sauce by half.
    Season with salt and pepper, remove from heat and mix in the parsley.

    Serve the filet mignon on the mushrooms and top it with the blue cheese.

    Thanks to: http://www.closetcooking.com/2011/02/double-smoked-bacon-wrapped-fillet.html

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