Monday, September 19, 2011

Bacon Wrapped Beef Fillets

Bacon Wrapped Beef Fillets

This is a relatively quick and easy meal that is quite elegant and oh so good.  You can use prepared bacon wrapped fillets from your market or make your own by cutting beef medallions from a nice sirloin steak and wrapping them in bacon.  This recipe makes enough for 4 fillets.

4 bacon wrapped fillets from your market
1/2 large onion, finely diced
1 medium can of beef broth
1 cup of red cooking wine
fresh or dried thyme leaves
1 pkg baby bella mushrooms (optional), sliced

Heat an ovenproof skillet over high heat, and add a couple tablespoons of oil...quickly sear the fillets on each side and place the skillet in a 400 degree oven for 5 minutes to finish cooking the fillets (or until desired doneness).  Remove fillets from pan onto a serving platter with sides and let rest, covered.
Place skillet back on heat and cook the onion in remaining oil until translucent.  Add the beef broth, wine and fresh thyme.  Heat on high and reduce by 1/2.  If you are adding mushrooms to your sauce, slice and place them in reducing broth about 5 minutes before you are ready to serve.   Remove any big sprigs of thyme and pour this sauce over the fillets.  
Serve immediately.

These fillets are great served with baked or twice baked potatoes and a green veggie.  Hope you enjoy!

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