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Perfect Grilled Filet Mignon

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“Watched Paula Deen make this for her honey. Tried it that night. Guess what! It worked! ;) Delish!”
3hrs 30mins

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (8 ounce) bottlezesty 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


  1. Pour salad dressing into a zip lock bag. Place steaks inside with bacon, seal and marinate in refrigerator for 3-4 hours.
  2. Wrap bacon around each steak, securing with toothpick or butcher's twine.
  3. 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.
  4. 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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