Bacon Wrapped Filet Mignon


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This bacon wrapped filet mignon features tender steaks wrapped in crispy bacon and cooked to perfection with butter and thyme. It needs just seven ingredients and takes less than 20 minutes.

bacon wrapped filet mignon.

I thought nothing could beat a classic filet mignon recipe, but that was until I wrapped bacon around it and cooked them together.

I mean, wrapping bacon around various protein is one of my favorite ways to elevate my family dinners. We all love bacon-wrapped chicken and bacon-wrapped beef tenderloin (coming soon!) so of course, it was a no-brainer that wrapping it around a steak would be perfection.

Table of Contents
  1. Why this recipe works
  2. Ingredients Needed
  3. How to make bacon-wrapped filet mignon
  4. Recipe tips and variations
  5. What to serve with this dish
  6. Storage instructions
  7. More delicious steak recipes to try
  8. Frequently asked questions
  9. Bacon Wrapped Filet Mignon (Recipe Card)

Why this recipe works

  • It looks fancy. When filet mignon is on the table, it is already better than a steakhouse dinner. But make it even more special by wrapping it up with bacon.
  • It is a quick cook. It takes about 5 minutes on the pan and a few minutes in the oven, and that is it.
  • The BEST texture. The bacon’s crispiness and the steak’s melt-in-your-mouth tenderness create an absolute flavor explosion!

This steak works so well as a special weekend dinner but is fancy enough for special occsions too.

bacon wrapped filet.

Ingredients Needed

To really let the overall flavors of the steak and bacon shine, I purposely kept seasonings to an absolute minimum. Here is what you’ll need:

  • Filet mignon. Pick even-sized, bright red colored, 1 ½ – 2-inch thick steaks for this recipe. Trim the fat layer and silverskin from the filet before using.
  • Bacon. Buy thinly sliced bacon so it doesn’t take forever to crisp up. Depending on the size of your filets and bacon strips, you’ll need two to three bacon slices per steak.
  • Salt. I highly recommend using flaky kosher salt for seasoning the steaks.
  • Pepper. Use freshly ground black pepper to pack maximum flavor.
  • Olive oil and butter. Using a combination of both fats guarantees a perfect sear while adding a fabulous depth of flavor.
  • Thyme. I love using fresh thyme sprigs to flavor the butter.

How to make bacon-wrapped filet mignon

What I love about this recipe is that adding the bacon is that the fat renders and imparts deep flavor to the steak, but it also keeps the meat moist, tender, and irresistibly juicy. 

Step 1- Season the filets. Lightly coat room-temperature filets with olive oil and eason with salt and pepper.

seasoned steaks and bacon.

Step 2- Wrap the filets. Wrap the filet mignon with a bacon slice to cover it completely. Secure with a toothpick and set aside.

how to make bacon wrapped filet mignon.

Step 3- Pan sear the steak. Sear the wrapped steak filets with olive oil, butter, and thyme in a sizzling hot pan (or cast iron skillet) for 2 minutes on each side, or until the bacon caramelizes and begins to crisp up. 

searing steaks in skillet.

Step 4- Finish cooking in the oven. Transfer the skillet to a preheated oven and cook for 5-6 minutes until done to your liking.

bacon wrapped steaks in skillet.

Step 5- Rest and serve. Remove the filets from the skillet and allow them to rest for a few minutes before serving.

Recipe tips and variations

  • Use thin bacon strips to wrap your filets to ensure a quick and crispy cook on the bacon. If you only have thick-cut bacon, slice each piece down the middle to create two thin ones.
  • To cook the filets to your desired doneness, use a meat thermometer to know when to take them off the heat. These steaks are best served rare, which should have an internal temperature of 135F. I prefer a medium-rare steak, which would be 145F.
  • To achieve a beautiful brown caramelization, pat dry your steaks with a paper towel before seasoning them. 
  • Use smoked bacon to add an extra layer of flavor.

What to serve with this dish

Like any good steak, this pairs well with pretty much anything. I like to cover all the bases (salads, potatoes, starches, and vegetables) and here are some of my family’s favorites:

  • Salads. Brighten up the dish by serving filet mignon with a refreshing salad like coleslaw, 7-layer salad, or wedge salad. These are on all the heartier sides that can complete the meal.
  • Potatoes. Stick to the classics and pair your filet mignon with your favorite potatoes. To keep things a little healthier, I like to whip up some air fryer french fries or air fryer baked potato.
  • Veggies. Sauteed, steamed, or grilled vegetables are always a plus. If this is a weekend dinner meal, I actually love roasted root vegetables. You can also double-dose the bacon-ness with some bacon wrapped asparagus.
  • Starches. Some steamed rice, couscous, or any kind of simple pasta dish.
  • Sauces. Top the steak with a compound butter or herb butter, or make a simple gravy or a garlic red wine sauce.

Storage instructions

To store. Place leftover steaks in an airtight container and store them in the refrigerator for up to three days.

To freeze. Allow filets to cool down before freezing them in resealable freezer-safe bags for 2-3 months. Let the steaks thaw in the fridge overnight before reheating.

To reheat. Sear the filets in a pan for a few minutes with butter or oil. Alternatively, reheat in the microwave for 20-30 seconds until warm. 

Leftover idea

Make a double batch of the steak and use the leftovers in a steak quesadilla, torta (Mexican sandwich), pizza, or on top of a steak salad.

filet mignon wrapped in bacon.

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Frequently asked questions

Can I grill bacon wrapped filet mignon?

Yes! Sear it at high heat for two minutes per side, then cook it over indirect heat until done.

Is this recipe healthy?

While filet mignon is one of the healthier cuts of meat, coating it with bacon makes it indulgent. You could use turkey bacon to make it healthier than pork bacon.

Can I make this dish ahead of time?

Season the filets for up to 48 hours and refrigerate them. However, I don’t advise wrapping them in bacon as it becomes soggy over time.

bacon wrapped filet mignon recipe.

Bacon Wrapped Filet Mignon

5 from 3 votes
Learn how to make steakhouse-style bacon wrapped filet mignon at home in just 20 minutes! Easy, elegant, and perfectly cooked steak every time! 
Servings: 4 servings
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 13 minutes
Total: 18 minutes


  • 4 filet mignon steaks 8-10 ounces each
  • 1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons black pepper
  • 8 slices bacon thin cut
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil divided
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 2 sprigs thyme


  • Preheat the oven to 220C/450°F.
  • Bring the steaks to room temperature. Lightly rub two tablespoons of olive oil on both sides of the filets. Season the steaks generously with salt and pepper on all sides.
  • Wrap each filet mignon steak with one or two slices of bacon. Start at one end of the steak and wrap the bacon tightly around, slightly overlapping the slices. If needed, add a toothpick to hold the bacon in place.
  • Add the remaining olive oil to a non-stick skillet and place over medium-high heat. When hot, add the bacon-wrapped filet mignon steaks to the pan. Add butter and fresh thyme. Sear them for about 2 minutes on each side or until the bacon starts to crisp up and brown.
  • Transfer the skillet to the preheated oven and continue cooking the steaks for about 6-7 minutes for medium-rare doneness. Adjust the cooking time as needed.
  • Remove the pan from the oven and let the steaks rest for a few minutes, before slicing and serving.


TO STORE. Refrigerate the leftover steaks in a sealed container for 4-5 days.  
TO FREEZE. Allow filets to cool down before freezing them in resealable freezer-safe bags for 2-3 months.
TO REHEAT. Sear the filets in a pan for a few minutes with butter or oil. Alternatively, reheat in the microwave for 20-30 seconds until warm. 


Serving: 1servingCalories: 394kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 40gFat: 22gSodium: 2075mgPotassium: 814mgFiber: 0.3gSugar: 0.01gVitamin A: 28IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 56mgIron: 4mgNET CARBS: 1g
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Author: Arman Liew
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Arman Liew

I’m a two time cookbook author, photographer, and writer, and passionate about creating easy and healthier recipes. I believe you don’t need to be experienced in the kitchen to make good food using simple ingredients that most importantly, taste delicious.

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