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Perfect Char-Grilled Filet Mignon

By Paula Deen


Difficulty: Easy

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 10 minutes

Servings: 10


  • 5 slices bacon
  • 4 teaspoons steak sauce
  • 5 fillets 1 1/2 - 2 inches thick beef tenderloin
  • 1 (8 oz) bottle zesty Italian salad dressing
  • 4 teaspoons 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.