Paula Deen’s Perfect Char-Grilled Filet Mignon

The perfect Valentine's Day present? A romantic dinner for two, of course!

Recipe courtesy Paula Deen


  • One 8-ounce bottle zesty Italian salad dressing
  • 2 beef tenderloin fillets, 1 ½ -2 inches thick
  • 2 slices of bacon
  • 2 tablespoons Paula Deen’s Steak Sauce
  • 2 teaspoons water

    How to make it  25 minutes, plus 3-4 hours marinating

  • 1

    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. Serves 2.

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