Some people refer to this as Filet Mignon, I call ’em Filet Perfect.
Grilled Beef Filet with Caramelized Onions and Peppers
- 2 pieces beef tenderloin around 1 1/4 inches thick
- 2 slices bacon uncooked
- 1/2 tsp. Montreal steak spice
- 1 tbsp. olive oil extra light
- 1 tbsp. butter
- 1 large yellow onion sliced
- 1 medium green pepper sliced into 1/4 in. slices
- 1 medium red pepper sliced like the green pepper
- 1/4 tsp. curry powder
- 1/2 tsp. worchestershire sauce
- salt and pepper to taste
Wrap the bacon around the pieces of beef tenderloin and secure in place with toothpicks. Sprinkle both sides of the filets with the steak spice. Set aside.
Prepare grill to medium high heat Place the olive oil and butter in a large skillet. Add the onions and peppers to the pan and sprinkle them evenly with the curry powder and worchestershire sauce, and salt and pepper.
Saute the onion pepper mixture over medium heat for approximately 20 minutes or until onions begin to turn golden brown. You will need to stir frequently in order to achieve an even caramelized effect. I like to do mine on the side burner of my grill so I can keep an eye on the beef filets at the same time.
While the onions and peppers are sauteing grill the beef filets approximately 7 minute per side turning once at the half way point. The time is approximate for a medium rare filet. Keep in mind that all grills vary in temperature so you may need to grill them longer or in less time. Once the filets are cooked to your liking remove them from the grill and let them rest for at least 4 minutes before serving.
Smother the beef filets with the caramelized onions and peppers and serve with a baked potato. Enjoy.
Did you Know: Filet Mignon is French for "cute filet" with filet meaning thick, boneless slice and mignon meaning "dainty". I'm not sure where the bacon wrap originated, but all I know is bacon sure has a way of making a lot of things taste better.