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Bacon Wrapped Filet Mignon with Red Wine Sauce

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How to make Bacon Wrapped Filet Mignon at home on the grill! Wrap the filets in bacon, season with sea salt and black pepper, cook them to perfection on the grill, and serve with a simple red wine sauce. This restaurant quality meal is as impressive as it is delicious.

Bacon Wrapped Filet Mignon with Red Wine Sauce and asparagus spears.

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Bacon Wrapped Filet Mignon with Red Wine Sauce, grilled vegetables and a sweet potato on a white plate

Recipe inspiration

Yesterday was an absolutely gorgeous day in Iowa. The sun was shining, the wind stopped blowing, and it was cool enough to still wear long sleeves. And then I realized something, it is the middle of May, and there have been no tornadoes! Yes that is a good thing!!! Yet, it is still a bit eerie.

I am nervously awaiting what Mother Nature has in store for us in the near future. In the meantime, I will grill out as often as possible. No storms, means no rain!!!

Alex was a sweetheart and refilled the gas tank for the grill yesterday. There is nothing better than Filet Mignon, whether it is wrapped in bacon on the grill or wrapped in puff pastry for Christmas Dinner.

This Bacon wrapped Filet Mignon with Red Wine Sauce is no exception. It is the ultimate special occasion meal, and is so easy to prepare. The meat is the star, and doesn’t need much added to it to make it shine.

What you will need

Ingredients to make bacon wrapped filet mignon with red wine sauce.
  • Two filet mignon, 1-inch to 1.5-inches thick
  • Sea salt and black pepper to season the steaks
  • Two slices of thin-cut bacon
  • Red wine, beef stock, fresh thyme sprigs, unsalted butter and Dijon mustard to make the sauce.

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how to make bacon wrapped filet mignon on the grill

Preheat grill to high heat.

Season both sides of the fillets with sea salt and black pepper. Wrap each fillet with a slice of bacon, then wrap a piece of baker’s twine around the bacon to hold in place. Set aside. You can also use toothpicks to secure the bacon.

Two raw beef filets wrapped with bacon sitting on a tray.

Place fillets on a hot grill and cook for 5 minutes on each side for medium-rare. Bacon should be nicely browned but not overly crispy.

Two bacon wrapped filets on a hot grill with flames.

Remove from the grill and place on a plate or platter and allow to rest for 5 minutes before serving.

How to make the red wine sauce

Add the wine, beef stock, and thyme to a medium sauce pan. Bring to a boil over medium heat and cook until reduced by half, 10 to 15 minutes.

Red wine, beef stock and thyme sprigs in a saucepan.

Remove the thyme sprigs, then add the butter and mustard and whisk together. Reduce heat and simmer sauce until combined.

Mustard and three slices of butter with the reduced wine sauce in a saucepan.

Cut the twine and remove from the steaks. Serve drizzled with red wine sauce and your favorite sides.

Medium-rare bacon wrapped filet mignon with red wine sauce and fresh thyme cut open on a plate.

What to serve with bacon wrapped filet mignon

Our family favorites are Instant Pot Steamed Asparagus, Sautéed Zucchini and Carrots, Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes, or Classic Rice Pilaf.

Recipe Notes & Tips

  • Different grills cook differently. Cooking times are approximate.
  • An instant read digital meat thermometer is your best friend when it comes to cooking the perfect steak.
  • Allow steaks to come to room temperature before placing them on the grill.

Steak Cooking Times

How “done” you prepare your steaks is a matter of personal preference. The official USDA recommendation is 145 degrees, but no one in my family will eat a steak that is that well-done!! If you use grass-fed beef there is little risk of e-coli bacteria.

  • Medium-rare – 125 degrees
  • Medium – 130 degrees
  • Medium-well – 140 degrees

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Bacon Wrapped Filet Mignon with Red Wine Sauce and asparagus spears.

Bacon Wrapped Filet Mignon with Red Wine Sauce

Bacon Wrapped Filet Mignon cooked to perfection on the grill and served with a simple red wine sauce makes an impressive and delicious meal.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: grilled beef filet mignon
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 2 Servings
Calories: 799kcal
Author: Lisa Johnson

Equipment

  • Gas Grill

Ingredients

  • 2 filet mignon/beef tenderloin 1-inch to 1.5-inch thick, about 6 ounces each
  • 2 slices thin-cut bacon
  • sea salt
  • black pepper

Red Wine Sauce

  • .75 cup red wine I used cabernet savignon
  • 0.5 cup beef stock
  • 3 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter sliced
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard

Instructions

To Grill the Filet

  • Preheat grill to high heat.
  • Season both sides of the fillets with sea salt and black pepper. Wrap each fillet with a slice of bacon, then wrap a piece of baker's twine around the bacon to hold in place. Set aside. You can also use toothpicks to secure the bacon.
  • Place fillets on a hot grill and cook for 5 minutes on each side for medium-rare. Bacon should be nicely browned but not overly crispy.
  • Remove from the grill and place on a plate or platter and allow to rest for 5 minutes before serving.

To Make the Red Wine Sauce

  • Add the wine, beef stock, and thyme to a medium sauce pan. Bring to a boil over medium heat and cook until reduced by half, 10 to 15 minutes.
  • Remove the thyme sprigs, then add the butter and mustard and whisk together. Reduce heat and simmer sauce until combined.
  • Cut the twine and remove from the steaks. Serve drizzled with red wine sauce and your favorite sides.

Notes

  • Different grills cook differently. Cooking times are approximate.
  • An instant read digital meat thermometer is your best friend when it comes to cooking the perfect steak.
  • Allow steaks to come to room temperature before placing them on the grill.
  • Check the internal temperature of the steaks with an instant-read thermometer before removing them from the grill. The steaks will continue to cook as they rest, so take them off 5 degrees lower than desired temperature.

Nutrition

Calories: 799kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 63g | Saturated Fat: 29g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 24g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 179mg | Sodium: 436mg | Potassium: 811mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 611IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 41mg | Iron: 5mg

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16 Comments

  1. That is a huge swing in temperature in just a few days. I bet you must be so pleased to have the warmer weather after enduring such a long winter. I love how when the weather warms, we all want to rush outside and bar-be-cue xx

  2. Tornadoes?! I’d take the occasional earthquake we have here on the west coast over tornadoes — those sound way too scary for me!

  3. I pinned this one because I have never made a red wine sauce and yours looks delicious. I’m going to give it a try! We have had no tornadoes here yet either and May is our big month for them. But I’m nervous about June, since the seasons seem to be running a little behind!

  4. Yum!

    Thanks so much for sharing at A Peek Into Paradise TGIF Link Party.

    I hope you will come party with us next week and see if you were featured!

    Have a great week!

    Hugs! Cathy

  5. I’m so glad to read that the tornado missed you-that was just such an awful event!

    Thanks so much for sharing this delicious recipe at the Say G’day Saturday linky party. I have pinned this and shared it on twitter and Facebook.

    Best wishes for a wonderful weekend,
    Natasha in Oz

  6. YUM- it doesn’t get better than Filets!! Thank you so much for coming to share at Super Saturday Show & Tell! Have a great weekend! xoxo~ Ruthie

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