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Poor Man's Filet Mignon Recipe

Poor Man's Filet Mignon Recipe

Kansas ranks fifth in beef production, so this is a fitting recipe for our state. Our family, including the grandchildren, loves this hearty main dish.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 50 min. YIELD:12 servings


  • 4 slices bread, crumbled
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped onion
  • 2 teaspoons dried celery flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 bottle (18 ounces) hickory smoke-flavored barbecue sauce, divided
  • 2 pounds lean ground beef
  • 12 bacon strips


  • 1. In a large bowl, combine the first eight ingredients and 2 tablespoons barbecue sauce. Crumble beef over mixture and mix well. Form into 12 patties. Wrap a bacon slice around the sides of each patty and secure with a toothpick.
  • 2. Place on a greased rack in a shallow baking pan. Bake at 350° for 50-60 minutes or until meat is no longer pink; basting frequently with remaining barbecue sauce the last 30 minutes. Yield: 12 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 314 calories, 21 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 98 mg cholesterol, 1,000 mg sodium, 10 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 19 g protein.