A Southern Classic

I’m very excited about this recipe today, folks! My mother still makes fillets wrapped in bacon to this very day. It is truly a great, tasty meal.

Does anyone else remember being able to eat massive amounts of food as a kid? I recall eating about 3 of these when I was round about 14 years old, but my mother served em with baked potatoes and squash bake not asparagus….goodness, how did I consume so much?!? Here it is, folks, courtesy of Grilling.com.

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SOUTHERN GROUND SMOTHERED FILET WITH ASPARAGUS

 FILET:

  • 6 ounces Boursin cheese
  • 1/2 cup panko breadcrumbs (substitute traditional breadcrumbs if panko is unavailable)
  • 3 pounds filet mignon, cut into 6 even slices, each about 2-inches thick
  • 6 slices thickly cut peppered bacon
  • 6 small bamboo skewers

BOURSIN BORDELAISE INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 4 shallots, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup red wine
  • 1/2 cup demi-glace
  • 1 ounce Boursin cheese

Instructions

Preheat the grill using Kingsford® charcoal. (Or slide open shield on CharSOL Solar Grill exposing solar pipes to the sun and wait about 10-12 minutes for grill surface to heat).

In a small bowl, add the cheese and panko breadcrumbs and stir until well blended. With a sharp knife, cut a pocket about an inch deep into each slice of beef and stuff each pocket with the cheese mixture.

Wrap each slice of filet mignon with a strip of bacon and fasten with a skewer. Grill each steak over medium heat for 4 or 6 minutes on each side or until an internal temperature of 155 degrees Fahrenheit is reached. Then, remove the steaks from the grill and let stand covered for 5 minutes before serving.

While the filets are cooking on the grill, prepare the Boursin Bordelaise by melting the butter in saucepan over medium heat. Then, add the shallots to the pan and continue to cook for 5 to 7 minutes or until the shallots have wilted. Pour the wine in the pan, and stir for 1 or 2 minutes or until well blended. Add the demi-glace and Boursin and stir.

Let the mixture reduce for 1-2 minutes before serving.

Recipe created by Southern Ground Executive Chef Rusty Hamlin on behalf of Kingsford® Charcoal and inspired by the Zac Brown Band 2011 concert tour.

Yall better try this recipe out, no joke. It’s wonderful.

Not exactly 14, but eating food in yet another photo. Enjoy!

Til next time!

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