Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Filet Mignon Dinner in the Oven

This easy steak dinner may very well be what you'd order at a good steakhouse, but enjoyed in the comfort of your home with very little preparation. The best guarantee for a very tender steak is a tenderloin, priced accordingly, but  well worth it when you consider the price of a dinner out.
Ingredients for a dinner for two:
  • 2 medium baking potatoes or yams
  • olive oil for brushing
  • 2 tenderloin steaks
  • 4 - 6 slices ready-cooked bacon
  • spinach caesar salad
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 large clove garlic
  • 1/2 Tbsp Montreal steak or chicken spice
  1. About 75 minutes before dinner, mix up the marinade and pour under and over steaks. Let sit at room temp. Preheat oven to 400F.
  2. Brush potatoes/yams with olive oil. Prick with fork and place on parchment paper lined oven safe plate to bake for one hour.
  3. About 20 - 25 minutes before dinner: wrap steaks with bacon. Secure with toothpicks.
  4. Pre-heat cast iron or heavy frying pan. Spray pan with a light coat of cooking spray and cook steaks one to two mintues on each side until browned.  One option:  when turning steaks over to do second side, place on top of extra bacon pieces.
  5. Turn oven down to 375 F and place steaks in ovenproof  pan alongside potatoes. Bake 12 - 15 minutes for medium to medium well doneness. Let rest a few minutes before serving.
  6. Toss salad and enjoy dinner!

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  1. Looks fabulous! I will be making this soon, thanks for sharing.

  2. My mouth is watering!! This is a great recipe for a mid-winter "bbq" alternative.

  3. Cannot wait to try this with the Buffalo Tenderloin that I bought last week, yum.

  4. Filet Mignons rock! We have really been reducing the amount of meat we eat at our house, but occasionally you just want a steak. These fit the bill, both in quantity and in price -- I don't know about Calgary, but here they sell them in little two packs for as little as $6, so that's a great deal for dinner. I'll have to try your marinade next time!