Bacon-Wrapped Filets Mignons
Could we get the bacon crispy and the meat perfectly cooked on the same timetable?
Why This Recipe Works
The trick to these mouthwatering filets mignons is getting perfectly cooked steaks and crispy slices of bacon at the same time. Too often things don't pan out, so we reversed the usual method. By slowly cooking the wrapped filets in a low oven until they were just shy of medium-rare, we ensured that they were perfectly cooked before giving the bacon the attention it needed. After being rendered slightly in the oven, the bacon was ready for a quick trip to the skillet to finish crisping. Using the edges of the skillet to stand the steaks on their sides, we were able to get fully seared steaks with crisp, porky wrappers.