Roasted Grape Bacon Wrapped Filet Mignon

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I am officially cool. Not because this recipe tastes like gold. But because I got to drive around a BMW yesterday. Yep, a beamer. No big deal. Sergio needed a ride to the airport so he could party it up in LA, so I agreed as long as I could take his car. Driving his car is pretty much like driving a race car. Except better. Because he has a really good sound system in there. There’s not much better than pretending like I’m rich while rapping to Lil’ Wayne. Rapping meaning screaming.

And this car accelerates REALLY fast. My car has no acceleration. Literally, none. I cannot and will not drive through the mountains because I would get honked at THE ENTIRE TIME. Maybe that’s why I don’t snowboard. Because I fear for my life on the road more than I do on a snowboard. Yeah, that’s why.

Anyways, I see why Sergio walks everywhere like he owns the place. That’s exactly what I did when I waddled into Starbucks needing to pee after driving Sergio and Tom to the airport. I didn’t even buy anything. Just went straight to the bathroom. The men’s bathroom. After I peed for a good 456 seconds, I strolled out like I owned the place and acted like I wasn’t going to purchase a $5 coffee. Immediately, I felt guilty. So I bought a dirty chai. A heavy conscience never does a person any good. Neither does a dirty chai though…fail.

I’m going to try my best to not look too awesome in his car this week. I don’t think he knows that I plan on street racing in it. And picking up hot dudes. Beamers get hot dudes. It’s science.

Disclaimer: Sergio, I will not be street racing nor picking up guys in your car. Well, you knew about the guys part. That’s a given.

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Roasted Grape Bacon Wrapped Filet Mignon

  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 25 mins
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1x
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Ingredients

  • 1.5 cups red grapes
  • 2 Grass Fed Filet Mignon
  • 2 strips of bacon
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • pinch of salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Place a piece of parchment paper in an 8×12 glass baking dish (for easy clean up, but no big deal if you don’t have any).
  3. Throw your grapes, balsamic vinegar, and coconut oil with a bit of salt on top into your baking dish and toss to coat.
  4. Roast grapes for about 25 minutes or until soft.
  5. When there is about 10 minutes left for your grapes to cook, pull out a medium skillet and place over medium heat.
  6. While your skillet heats up, wrap your bacon around the outer rim of your filet mignon. Use a toothpick to press through part of the meat to connect your bacon ends. Don’t want that bacon sneak away from your meat!
  7. Salt both sides of your filet mignon, just a little bit.
  8. Now first place your bacon sides onto your hot skillet to release some of the fat to cook the meat on.
  9. Cook bacon on all sides for about a minute each side, then place your filet mignon into the bacon fat and cook for around 4-5 minutes per side (this time will depend on how thick your filet mignon is and how you prefer yours cooked. mine was cooked to medium rare).
  10. Top filet mignon with roasted grapes and a bit of the leftover balsamic vinegar that is reserved in the baking dish.
  11. Be incredibly happy.

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Oh, Hi! I’m Juli.

I’m a food hoarder. And a really bad dancer. If you don’t know me well, you will probably not understand my humor. Therefore, I apologize ahead of time. Thanks for listening to my ramblings of my ever-changing life and trusting my kitchen mishaps. Your trust in me is appreciated.

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24 thoughts on “Roasted Grape Bacon Wrapped Filet Mignon”

  1. The next time I’m in Denver you and I can ride around and pick up hot guys together. I’ll make sure to rent a beamer. Also did you just garnish with rosemary or could you roast the grapes with it?

  2. Hey, juli! Can’t wait to try this. Purchased a health and fitness mag over here in the uk, big article about the paleo diet and you are in it! Well your blog is and there is a quote from you!! I was like, hold the phone I’ve heard of this lady!! It was the highlight to my day, along with wasting some money on a waffle maker!!

  3. (Odd wont let me log in to post?) Anyways 2 things:

    #1 That pile of cow looks AMAZING!! I just ate breakfast and I already want that!!!

    #2 What are you going to spill in the Beemer to make it smell like your car so you feel comfy?

  4. This looks gorgeous, bro. Totally going to try it. And speaking of awesome beef, I am wondering what a person of your brilliance would do with a Tomahawk Steak?

  5. just made this last night when I saw some tenderloin on sale. It was freaking delicious. I couldn’t get the bacon to stay on very well, but whatever.
    the boy said it was “restaurant quality”, and he should know, as he worked in fancy restaurants for 10 years. He also assumed it had taken a lot of effort on my part. fooled him!
    Super easy, super delicious.

  6. Delicious! Easy! My teenaged boys loved. Posted my creation to my FB page. We had two-month Paleo challenge at our Xift gym April-June (I’m outside of Aspen) but didn’t know about PaleOMG til now. SO EXCITED to try more recipes. Thank you!

  7. Cooking this right now and my hubby just walked in and said “grapes why grapes”.
    I said ” cause Julie said too.”
    That made it all right with him.
    Thanks Julie your ending the blow out brawl before it started
    Lol

  8. Made this for the first time this week… I never thought of roasting grapes before and it is one of my new favs. The combo of the sweet with the salty bacon and the meaty meat (yes… meaty meat) was outstanding, in my opinion… so glad I finally got around to trying this recipe!!! Will definitely be making this again…

  9. Bought two filets so the butcher wouldn’t know I was cooking filet mignon for myself only. And now I want to eat both at once so it works out. These are A-maz-ing!

  10. Juli……THIS TASTED AMAZING!!oh my goodness I would have never thought of bacon, grapes, and balsamic vinegar together in one dish. Honestly, I could have eaten the whole pan of roasted grapes but sadly had to share with the family (who also loved this, btw). And ps, anything wrapped in bacon is good!

  11. Just made this with my boyfriend for our anniversary instead of going out for dinner. He loved it! So easy and delicious, definitely a go-to gourmet meal!! Thanks!

  12. This recipe looks AMAZING!!! However, I want to make it for my brother in law who is on a strict diet to help his neuropathy caused by chemo. He can’t have any vinegar except apple cider vinegar. Is there a substitute I could use? Should I just use the apple cider vinegar?
    Thanks so much!

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