Presidential Steak

By Scott Sarvay

Presidential Steak

February 20, 2012 Updated Feb 20, 2012 at 10:20 AM EST

A steakhouse meal without a pricey steakhouse tab is easy as can be with our elegant Presidential Steak recipe for filet mignon that won't break the bank. Savor the tastes and the savings of this meal fit for a President!

Serves: 4
Preparation Time: 5 min
Cooking Time: 15 min

Ingredients
4 (6- to 8-ounce) 1-1/4-inch filet mignon steaks
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
4 slices bacon

Dijon Herb Butter:
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1 tablespoon fresh chopped parsley
1/8 teaspoon cracked peppercorns

1. In a medium bowl, make the Dijon Herb Butter by combining butter, mustard, parsley, and cracked peppercorns. Mix until combined then place in a crock and chill until ready to use.

2. Preheat broiler. Season steaks with salt and pepper.

3. In a large skillet, slightly cook bacon over medium-high heat until lightly browned, but not crisp. Wrap 1 slice of bacon around each steak and secure with a wooden toothpick.

4. Place steaks on a broiler pan or rimmed baking sheet and broil 5 to 6 minutes per side for medium-rare, or until desired doneness beyond that. Remove toothpicks and serve with a scoop of Dijon Herb Butter topping each steak.

Notes
Such a distinguished steak should be complemented with equally distinguished sides! Why not try our Au Gratin Potatoes and our Classic Creamed Spinach for a celebratory meal. And for dessert, how about an all-American apple pie!




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