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Bacon-Wrapped Beef Filets

 Bacon-Wrapped Beef Filets
Beef fillets add a bit of elegance to a casual festive feast. Best of all, they are easy on the cook because they take mere minutes to prepare.
6 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 12 bacon strips
  • 1 teaspoon rubbed sage
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried savory
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 6 beef tenderloin steaks (1 to 1-1/2 inches thick and 6 ounces each)

Directions

  • Place six bacon strips at a time, on a microwave-safe plate lined
  • with paper towels. Cover with another paper towel; microwave on high
  • for 2-3 minutes or until partially cooked.
  • In a small bowl, combine the sage, rosemary, savory, pepper and salt;
  • rub over steaks. Wrap two strips of bacon around sides of steaks and
  • secure with toothpicks.
  • Broil 3-4 in. from the heat for 6-7 minutes on each side or until
  • meat reaches desired doneness (for medium-rare, a meat thermometer
  • should read 145°; medium, 160°; well-done, 170°).
  • Discard toothpicks. Yield: 6 servings.
Wine: This recipe pairs well with a medium red wine.: Taste of Home Special Offer: Enjoy this recipe with Santa Margherita Chianti Classico Reserva Italy 2009. Initial tastes of fruits and spice move to herbal notes for a long smooth finish.

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