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Bacon-Wrapped Filets with Scotched Mushrooms Recipe
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Bacon-Wrapped Filets with Scotched Mushrooms Recipe

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I got the idea for this 30-minute recipe when I came across bacon-wrapped filets that were on sale in the grocery store. The rest was inspired by my husband, because he once made a Scotch and ginger ale sauce. This elegant recipe is for two, but it can easily be doubled. —Mary Kay LaBrie, Clermont, Florida
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 2 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 bacon strips
  • 2 beef tenderloin steaks (5 ounces each)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
  • 3 teaspoons olive oil, divided
  • 2 cups sliced baby portobello mushrooms
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 2 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 1/4 cup Scotch whiskey
  • 1/2 cup diet ginger ale
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon rubbed sage

Nutritional Facts

1 filet with 1/3 cup mushroom mixture equals 581 calories, 37 g fat (15 g saturated fat), 108 mg cholesterol, 729 mg sodium, 10 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 35 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a small skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until partially cooked but not crisp. Remove to paper towels to drain.
  2. Preheat oven to 375°. Sprinkle steaks with salt and pepper; wrap a strip of bacon around the sides of each steak and secure with toothpicks.
  3. In a small ovenproof skillet coated with cooking spray, cook steaks in 1-1/2 teaspoons oil over medium-high heat 2 minutes on each side.
  4. Bake, uncovered, 8-12 minutes or until meat reaches desired doneness (for medium-rare, a meat thermometer should read 145°; medium, 160°; well-done, 170°).
  5. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, saute mushrooms and thyme in 1 tablespoon butter and remaining oil until tender; remove from heat. Add whiskey, stirring to loosen browned bits from pan. Stir in ginger ale, brown sugar, soy sauce and sage.
  6. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 3-5 minutes or until reduced by half. Stir in remaining butter. Serve with steaks. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Bacon-Wrapped Filets with Scotched Mushrooms in Country Woman February/March 2012, p40

Nutritional Facts

1 filet with 1/3 cup mushroom mixture equals 581 calories, 37 g fat (15 g saturated fat), 108 mg cholesterol, 729 mg sodium, 10 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 35 g protein.

Light-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.

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Reviewed Feb. 14, 2015

"Wonderful reccipe! Do need two pieces of beacon per steak Great flavor on mushrooms the only different is I would omit the thyme The thyme over powered the recipe but it was still delicious"

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Reviewed Feb. 14, 2015

"modestock, in other words, you didn't try the recipe and yet felt compelled to rate it. That's not fair to those of us who make the decision whether to make or not to make the recipe based on the ratings."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 14, 2015

"Why would anyone want to ruin a good piece of meat like a filet mignon? A filet needs nothing except maybe a little salt and pepper. 12 to 15 dollars a pound and make it taste like bacon? Yikes!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 13, 2014

"This is a fantastic recipe! One thing I do is use regular ginger ale instead of diet, and I thicken the sauce with cornstarch because its so thin. Also my filet's must be enormous compared to the ones this recipe used. I use 2 pieces of bacon for each filet tie each one with cooking twine, and use a grill pan when browning the meat so that I can have those grill lines in the steak. Perfect veggie with this is garlic sauteed asparagus."

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Reviewed Feb. 23, 2013

"The mushroom sauce was one of the best things I have ever tasted. It wasn't too hard and the only thing that not everyone would have is the scotch. Great recipe!!"

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