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Bacon Wrapped Filet Mignon With Bourbon Sauce

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2011-06-02 Main Dish
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The perfect filet mignon with a tasty sauce to dip it in.

  • Servings: 6

Ingredients:

6× 6 oz Beef Tenderloin Steaks, prime or choice
Freshly Ground Black Pepper
6 Thick Slices Applewood Smoked Bacon
Peanut Oil, for grill preparation
¾ cup Bourbon
½ Tbsp Reduced Sodium Tamari Sauce
¼ cup Plus 2 Tablespoon Balsamic Vinegar
¼ cup Light Brown Sugar
¼ cup Worcestershire Sauce
¼ Reduced Sodium Beef Broth

Directions:

Season steaks lightly on all sides with pepper, then wrap 1 slice of bacon around each. Insert a metal skewer into the middle of each steak to secure bacon so the end of the skewer comes out of the other side. Preheat grill to high and brush with oil. Combine bourbon, tamari sauce, vinegar, brown sugar and Worcestershire sauce in a medium grill proof saucepan. Dip each filet in the mixture, coating completely, then place on prepared grill. Grill each side for 5 minutes, then turn and reduce heat to medium high. Grill about 5 minutes longer, or until bacon is crispy and steaks are to desired degree of doneness. Meanwhile, place saucepan containing sauce mixture on the grill. Add broth, stirring to combine. Bring to a boil and cook, stirring occasionally, until sauce is reduced to a generous 1/2 cup. To serve, carefully remove skewers, then spoon sauce over steaks.

Helpful Tips:

Serve with Beringer Cabernet Sauvignon. Recipe by Lisa Speer for the Beringer Great Steak Challenge.