Bacon-Wrapped Filets with Homemade Au Jus
Serving Size / Yield
- 2 Tbs. unsalted butter
- 4 6-o filet mignon steaks, fat trimmed
- 1/2 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1 pkg bacon
- 2 cloves garlic, chopped (1 tsp.)
- 1/4 C. beef stock
- 1/4 C. red wine
- 2 Tbs. chopped parsley
Prior to cooking, wrap filets in 3-4 strips of bacon each. To start, heat the butter in a stovetop pan. Sprinkle both sides of the steaks with the pepper and salt. When the butter is hot, sauté the steaks to your taste, about 3 minutes on each side for medium-rare (or less or more, depending on how you like your steaks).
To create the jus, transfer the steaks to a serving platter, and add the shallots and garlic to the drippings in the pan. Sweat them for about 30 seconds but do not let them brown. Add the beef stock and red wine, and boil to dissolve the pan drippings. Reduce for 30 seconds to 1 minute, until most of the moisture has evaporated and the sauce forms a deep brown glaze. Pour the sauce over the fillets, garnish with the parsley, and serve immediately.