These melt in your mouth filet mignons get topped with a flavorful homemade blue cheese crunch butter, wrapped in bacon and served with seared wild mushrooms and toasted breadcrumbs.
These steaks are the ultimate date-night indulgence. To get a jumpstart on this recipe, make the butter a day or two ahead, and store in the refrigerator. It’s also delicious stuffed into a hot baked potato.
What is the difference between beef tenderloin and filet mignon?
A filet mignon, French for tender/delicate filet, is actually a slice of the smaller end of the beef tenderloin. So while all filet mignons are cuts of beef tenderloin a beef tenderloin is not a filet mignon.
How many calories are in an 8 oz filet mignon?
An 8-ounce serving of filet mignon has about 493 calories, 227 of which are from fat. It contains 12 grams of saturated fat and 253mg of cholesterol. This means that filet mignon falls under the USDA classification for a lean cut of beef. Cooking your meat in butter and serving with various preparations will alter these numbers of course.
If you’re looking for a healthier cut of beef you can try substituting the filet for rib eye.
How To Make Bacon Wrapped Filet Mignons
- For the blue cheese crunch butter; in a small bowl, stir together all of the ingredients; butter, cheese, breadcrumbs and seasoning.
- Reserve 4 tablespoons of the mixture in a small bowl at room temperature. Spoon the remainder onto parchment paper and form it into a log shape.
- Wrap the butter log in parchment paper, twisting the ends in opposite directions to seal (like a candy wrapper). Refrigerate it until firm, about 30 to 40 minutes. After, slice 4 tablespoon-sized pats of butter. Keep it refrigerated.
- For the steaks; Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Spread each bacon slice with the softened blue cheese crunch butter.
- Let the steaks come to room temperature, pat them dry with paper towels, wrap them with the bacon (cheese side facing the steak) and secure it with a wooden pick.
- Sear them until a crust forms on the bottom, about 2 to 3 minutes. Using tongs, turn the steaks to brown the bacon-wrapped sides lightly.
- Place the steaks browned side up, top each one with a pat of blue cheese crunch butter then add mushrooms to the skillet.
- Toss the mushrooms to coat them in the pan drippings. Now place the skillet in the preheated oven and set a timer for 6 minutes.
- For the topping; melt the reserved crunch butter in a small skillet over medium heat. Add panic and stir until golden brown (2-3 minutes). Check the steaks after 6 minutes and cook for an additional 2 minutes or until desired. Let them rest 10 minutes before serving. To serve, divide the steaks and mushrooms between two plates. Sprinkle on mushrooms, toasted breadcrumbs and additional blue cheese, if desired.
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Bacon Wrapped Filet Mignons
Blue Cheese Crunch Butter:
- 8 tbsp 1 stick unsalted butter 113g, softened
- 3 ounces blue cheese 85g, crumbled
- ¼ cup panko breadcrumbs 28g
- 2 tbsp chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley 8g
- ¼ tsp kosher salt 1g, heaping
- 1/8 tsp freshly ground black pepper 1g
- 2 2-inch-thick filet mignons
- 2 slices thick-cut bacon
- Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
- 2 tbsp canola or neutral oil 30mL
- 12 ounces wild mushrooms 330g
- 2 tbsp Blue Cheese Crunch Butter
- ½ cup panko breadcrumbs 56g
- Crumbled blue cheese to serve
For the blue cheese crunch butter
- In a small bowl, stir together all ingredients for Blue Cheese Crunch Butter.
- Reserve 4 tablespoons mixture in a small bowl at room temperature. Spoon remainder onto parchment paper; form into a log shape.
- Wrap butter log in parchment, twisting ends in opposite directions to seal (like a candy wrapper). Refrigerate until firm, 30 to 45 minutes.
- Slice 4 tablespoon-size pats of butter; keep refrigerated.
For the steaks
- Preheat oven to 400F. Let steaks come to room temperature; pat dry with paper towels.
- Spread each bacon slice with about 2 tablespoons softened Blue Cheese Crunch Butter; wrap steaks with bacon (cheese side facing steak) and secure with a wooden pick.
- Sprinkle both sides generously with salt and pepper. Heat oil in medium cast iron or stainless steel (oven safe) skillet until shimmering; add steaks.
- Sear until a crust forms on bottom, 2 to 3 minutes. Using tongs, turn steaks to brown the bacon-wrapped sides lightly.
- Place steaks browned side up; top each with a pat of Blue Cheese Crunch Butter. Add mushrooms to skillet; toss to coat in pan drippings.
- Place skillet in preheated oven. Set timer for 6 minutes.
For the topping
- Meanwhile, melt 2 tablespoons Blue Cheese Crunch Butter in a small skillet over medium heat. Add panko; stir until golden brown, 2 to 3 minutes. Set aside.
- Check steaks for doneness after 6 minutes; cook an additional 2 minutes, or until desired degree of doneness. Let rest 10 minutes before serving.
- To serve, divide steaks and mushrooms between two plates. Sprinkle mushrooms with toasted breadcrumbs and additional blue cheese, if desired.