Bourbon & Bacon Filet Mignon

Surprise the Love of Your Life with an Amazing Steak Dinner Over the Fire!

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Simmering steaks!

Simmering steaks!

We all want to do something amazing for our loved ones on Valentines Day!

Some years that looks like expensive gifts and fancy dinners. But what about this year? If you are like me, then all I really want is us two enjoying a moment that is special. That is why I am sharing a favorite recipe of mine: the Bourbon & Bacon Filet Mignon.

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Take your expensive & fancy dinner home and put it over the fire with this delicious recipe. This bacon wrapped steak is glazed in a bourbon & brown sugar mixture that is both sweet & salty. It makes an amazing crust on the steak which pairs perfectly with a Cabernet or Merlot. Just make sure to add some Cowboy Charcoal & hickory wood chunks to make a flavor, and a night, that you will both remember!

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Glazing those steaks & mushrooms.

Glazing those steaks & mushrooms.

Sliced and ready to eat!

Sliced and ready to eat!

Cooking Details

Yields: 2 Servings
Cook: 30 minutes
Prep: 15 minutes


Bourbon & Bacon Filet Mignon Ingredients

  • 2 filet mignon's
  • 2 pieces of bacon
  • 1 cup of bourbon
  • 1 cup of sliced mushrooms
  • 1/4 cup of light brown sugar
  • 2 cloves of garlic (minced)
  • 2 tbsp of lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp of cinnamon
  • 1/2 stick of butter
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • 2 toothpicks (if necessary)



  • In a bowl, mix the bourbon, brown sugar, garlic cloves, lemon juice, plus salt & pepper to taste. Stir thoroughly and place to the side.
  • Next, wrap steaks with bacon and use toothpicks to keep in place if necessary. Season with salt, pepper & cinnamon.
  • Use some Cowboy Hardwood Lump Charcoal to light fire and let burn for 10-15 minutes. Once charcoal is white hot, disperse over grill evenly for direct grilling. Optional: For a more intense flavor, add some hickory or apple wood chunks to the top of the charcoal.
  • Set cast iron pan over fire about 2 minutes before cooking in order to heat up evenly. When pre-heated, add butter to pan and let melt. Once melted, add the bourbon mixture to the pan and let simmer for 8-10 minutes or until it starts to thicken. Occasionally stir mixture, and pull off fire if it starts to blacken!
  • Add mushrooms to skillet once the bourbon mixture has thickened and stir for 2 minutes. Push mushrooms to one side and place steaks in the skillet. Let steaks cook for 7-8 minutes per side or until internal temperature is at 125F (medium-rare). Make sure bacon is cooked thoroughly as well.
  • Pull steaks & mushrooms off grill and let rest for 10 minutes.
  • Serve & enjoy your Valentines Day!


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