Smoked Filet Mignon

Smoked Fillet Mignon

Tender filet mignon steaks are wrapped in applewood smoked bacon and served with herbed butter and Gorgonzola cheese for a special treat. This main course is sure to impress even the most sophisticated diners.

Cooking the beef over a charcoal briquette fire infuses the meat with a hint of smoke that you don’t achieve from a skillet or broiler. Use a charcoal grill, like a Weber Kettle, for the best flavor.

A decadent twist on the classic French recipe, Bacon-Wrapped Smoked Filet Mignon is paired with a simple herbed butter and topped with crumbled Gorgonzola cheese. The steak is marinated overnight in oil and the herbed butter is mixed with the pan juices, for an extra moist piece of beef.

Smoked Filet Mignon Recipe

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Smoked Fillet Mignon
A twist on the classic French recipe, bacon-wrapped smoked filet mignon is paired with a simple herbed butter and topped with crumbled Gorgonzola cheese.
Preparation 15 minutes
Cook 45 minutes
Ready in 1 hour
Servings 4 Servings
CourseDinner
InfluenceFrench
DifficultyChallenging
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Ingredients

Steak

  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 4 (4 oz) filet mignon steaks choice grade or above
  • Slap Yo’ Daddy Hot Rub
  • 2 tablespoons cracked peppercorns
  • 4 slices applewood bacon

Herbed Butter

  • 1 stick unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 1/2 clove garlic finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped herbs like thyme and rosemary

To Cook

  • 4 ounce Gorgonzola cheese crumbled

Equipment

  • toothpicks
  • wood chips

Directions

Steak

  • Place the oils into a container or plastic zip bag. Add the steaks and let marinate overnight in the refrigerator. Flip the package a couple of times while marinating.
  • Remove the steaks from the fridge and let them come to room temperature for 20 to 30 minutes.
  • Sprinkle the hot rub and cracked peppercorns on both sides of the steaks.
  • Wrap the bacon around the edge of the steaks and secure it with toothpicks.

Herbed Butter

  • Mix the butter with the chopped garlic, lemon juice, and chopped herbs. Set aside in the refrigerator.

To Cook

  • Heat a grill to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) (gas or charcoal) with a hot zone and a cool zone.
  • Place the steaks on the cool side of the grill and put some wood chips on the hot side to generate smoke, as you want to smoke them first.
  • When the internal temperature of the filets is around 100 degrees F (37 degrees C), for about 20 minutes, move them to the hot side to the grill. Cook to an internal temperature of 140 degrees F (60 degrees C), for medium-rare. Use tongs to turn the filets a few times so both sides have a nice color. Remove from the grill and place in a foil pan.
  • Put a big dollop of the herbed butter on top of each filet. Let the filets rest for 15 minutes in the loosely tented foil pan. The butter will melt and coat the filets, making a butter sauce with the au jus from the resting filets.
  • Transfer the steaks to a warmed plate. Drizzle the meat with butter juices pooled in the foil pan.
  • Garnish with crumbled Gorgonzola cheese on top. Enjoy with your favorite sides like mashed potatoes or grilled asparagus.

Nutritional Information

Sodium: 536mgCalcium: 198mgVitamin C: 1mgVitamin A: 370IUSugar: 1gFiber: 1gPotassium: 586mgCholesterol: 126mgCalories: 592kcalTrans Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 20gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 20gFat: 49gProtein: 33gCarbohydrates: 5gIron: 4mg

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