Perfect Char-Grilled Filet Mignon

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Servings: 2 servings
Prep Time: 4 hours 5 min
Cook Time: 20 min
Difficulty: Easy

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5   slices of bacon
4 teaspoon Paula Deen’s Merlot Wine Steak Sauce
5   beef tenderloin fillets, 1 1/2 - 2 inches thick
1   8-ounce bottle zesty Italian salad dressing
4 teaspoon water





Pour the salad dressing into a shallow pan, place the steaks in the pan and let them marinate for 3 to 4 hours.  Prepare a fire in a charcoal grill.  Wrap a strip of bacon around each steak, securing it with a toothpick or kitchen twine.  Grill the steaks over hot coals for about 8 minutes per side (5 minutes per side for rare).  Baste with a mixture of steak sauce and water.  For perfect steaks, turn them only once.

Recipe courtesy Paula Deen

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for someone that is computer ilterate i found this recipe very easily and very easy to prepare. my wife was very surprised when she came home to a dinner that i found on line the first time ive ever googled. how bout that. we give it a rating of 10 thanks Ms Paula. Aaron.

By aaron smeal on September 04, 2011

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