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Bacon Wrapped Filet Mignon

An elegant meal that is perfect for your next special occasion, Bacon Wrapped Filet Mignon With Sweet Potato Fries was tender and delicious. The first official meal that I grilled at our new house, I thought it was about time to celebrate. It also happens to be Filet Mignon Day on August 13th - hey my lucky number! Sure you can just grill up a filet and be done with it, but I wanted to do something a little bit special. When you go to the butcher, ask for the cut you like the look of best, thickness and color is important. Then season up those beauties on all sides before wrapping with bacon and a secret ingredient.

Serves: 4
Prep Time: 20 Minutes
Grill Time: 30 Minutes

    Ingredients
  • 4 filet mignons
  • 1 tbsp. steak seasoning
  • 4 slices of thick cut, smoked bacon
  • 4 tsp. dijon mustard
  • 2 large sweet potatoes, peeled, and sliced into very thin rectangles
  • 4 tbsp. sunflower oil, divided
  • 2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 2 tsp. dried dill
  • 2 tsp. kosher salt
    Directions
  1. Bring your filets out and let them come to room temperature on the counter for at least 20 minutes before starting.
  2. Oil your grids, and preheat your grill to high, 500°F. Prepare for both direct and indirect grilling.
  3. Peel, then slice your sweet potatoes into shoestrings, or very thin sticks. Toss the sweet potato with 2 tbsp. of oil, garlic, dried dill, and kosher salt. Line a baking sheet with foil and spread the remaining oil on the sheet to cover the bottom. Lay the sweet potato sticks in a single layer on the foil lined sheet. Place them on the grill over indirect heat while you prepare your fillets.
  4. Season your filets with the steak spice. Take your slices of bacon and spread 1 tsp. of dijon mustard on each piece. Wrap the bacon around each filet and fasten them with a toothpick.
  5. Before putting the filets on the grill, use a spatula to flip your fries over. Quickly sear your wrapped filets. Sear for 1 to 2 minutes then turn the steak 45° using tongs. That's how you get the cross hatch sear marks. Continue grilling for another minute. Flip your steaks and repeat for the other side.
  6. Once the filets are seared, turn your grill down to medium low, and move them off to the indirect side of the grill. Continue grilling for 5 to 7 minutes, or until the touch test (tip of the middle finger to tip of the thumb, touch the pad of the thumb) says that your filets are medium.
  7. Remove the steaks from the grill and let them rest under foil for 5 to 15 minutes before serving with the sweet potato fries.
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