Thursday, July 1, 2010

Faux Fillet Mignon - fantastic!

In trying to please every pallet in our home, I pondered a faux Fillet Mignon.   Trey and I adore the "real deal" while daughter #1 wants to "keep it healthy" and youngest daughter #3 is the pickiest of them all.   This is my effort and I'm sure there are many variations to this - what are yours???

Faux Fillet Mignon

  • 1 lb organic lean ground beef
  • 1 lb ground lean turkey
  • 6 slices jalapeno bacon
  • 1 T Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 shallot, minced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 T Montreal Steak Seasoning
  • salt and pepper to taste
Directions:   Combine the ground beef and ground turkey using your hands.  Add the minced shallots and garlic to the meat mixture.  Add 1 T of the Montreal Steak Seasoning to the meat mixture and combine well.   Make patties with your hands and wrap with bacon.  I secured with a toothpick that I removed after grilling.   Season both sides with salt and pepper and the additional 1 T of Montreal Steak Seasoning.

Heat your grill, and I always use a little bit of Pam Grill Spray so things don't stick.   Grill on medium high heat until cooked to your preference.  Me, I'm a medium rare kind of girl.   The jalapeno bacon adds just the right bit of added flavor to the Faux Fillet and I love the Montreal Steak Seasoning!   It's a great combination.   I served this on top of a cloud of mashed potatoes and a side salad!   For the health conscious, discard the bacon, but for the rest of us... yummmmm!


Unknown said...

What a great idea. I would have never thought of doing that but will give it a good. I bet the jalapeno bacon gives it a good bite.

Lior Lavy said...

Dear Four Points Foodie
Well first of all - thank you for that!
As of the moment I saw the jalapeno bacon i knew I was going to love this recipe. Definitely going to try.
Wanna bet the mashed potatoes I'll use are going to be far less healthy than the bacon? ;)

Anonymous said...

Dear Stacey!
Greetings again from Shizuoka, Japan!
Thank you so much for amending your comment box!
I'm sure it will help!
Now, I was a bit intrigued by the title "Faux Fillet Mignon"!
The combination with turkey is indeed a good idea as it provides a different bite, complex taste and a healthier prospect!