These gorgeous Grilled Bacon Wrapped Beef Tenderloins with Garlic & Herb Blue Cheese Butter were my special gift and surprise for my hubby early this summer for Father’s Day! Needless to say, it made his day!
It was the one time that I got to grill out, using the last of our propane. But it couldn’t have been used for anything better! These steaks were the BOMB!!
Nicely and lightly charred on the outside, the bacon lightly crispy (not soft and greasy!), and the inside? OMG. Done to perfection!
I used Minerva Dairy’s Garlic & Herb Butter adding in a little blue cheese, and that was the crowning glory on top! Sprinkling more blue cheese on top to garnish and nibble on, was insanely delicious!
These steaks looked like something you’d expect (and hope!) to get at a classy restaurant…but didn’t cost an arm, a leg and a mortgage payment!
These are the next to last two beef tenderloin steaks that I had cut myself many, many months ago when our store practically GIVING it away! They had ordered too much, and the sale price was LESS than hamburger!!
I know!!! We had bought two packs, and each package had two tenderloins inside.
So I sliced them up, thickly!, and wrapped each one before placing them into ziplock freezer bags.
I can’t tell you how many wonderful dishes I have made out of these! I lost count!!
And I still have two left. I doubt whatever they will be made into, won’t quite compare to this, though! These were just plain kick butt AWESOME.
So celebrate Labor Day weekend by rewarding yourself for all of your hard work with a special dinner of these Grilled Bacon Wrapped Beef Tenderloins with Garlic & Herb Blue Cheese Butter!
It may be the last time to grill out, as winter seems to be coming fast! So make sure your grilling season ends with a BANG!!
I so hope that you enjoy these incredibly delicious steaks! And be sure to look for whole ones at your local grocery store. They should have lots to choose from on sale. And remember, you don’t have to have the butcher slice anything for you!
Just do as I did and purchase a whole beef tenderloin and slice them as thick as you personally would like yourself!
Hope you all enjoy, and have a wonderful holiday weekend!
- 2 extra thick cut beef tenderloin slices (at least 2" thick or more)
- 2 strips thick cut lean bacon strips
- For Marinade:
- 2½ Tbl. A1 Steak Sauce
- 1 Tbl. worcestershire
- 1 Tbl. low sodium soy sauce
- 1 Tbl. dark brown sugar
- ½ tsp. coarse ground black pepper
- ½ tsp. herbs de provence
- ½ tsp. Heinze Chili Sauce, (not hot chili sauce)
- ¼ tsp. sriracha
- ¼ tsp. garlic powder
- ¼ tsp. spicy brown mustard
- ⅛ tsp. onion powder
- For Blue Cheese Garlic Butter:
- 2 Tbl. Minerva Dairy Garlic & Herb Butter, softened
- 2 Tbl. blue cheese crumbles
- ½ tsp. herbs de provence (*with lavender)
- (more blue cheese for garnish if desired)
- In small bowl, whisk together Marinade ingredients, set aide.
- Place tenderloins into ziplock baggie, add marinade, and let marinate for at least 2 - 4 hours or overnight. (Soak a few toothpicks in old water while steaks are marinating.)
- Remove steaks, wrap outsides with 1 strip of bacon each and secure with a pre-soaked toothpick. Set set aside and heat grill to high heat.
- When grill is hot, oil grill grates with an oil soaked wad of paper towel using tongs and place steaks onto grill with lid open. Sear bottom, turn, sear top, then using tongs sear bacon on all sides. Entire process should only take about 10 - 12 minutes for rare/medium-rare depending on the thickness of your steaks.
- Remove from grill, and let rest 5 minutes. After a few minutes, top with compound butter and more blue cheese before devouring!
- To Cook Indoors:
- Preheat oven to 400º F.
- With tongs, walk bacon side around onto hot, buttered* cast iron skillet (*2 - 3 Tbl.) for 2 minutes, searing all the way around. Sear one side of tenderloin for 2 - 3 minutes, turn, sear other side for 2- 3 minutes, turn again. Place into oven for 3 minutes, turn, and bake for 2 - 3 more. Remove to a plate to rest. Top with compound butter while resting, garnish with more blue cheese before serving.