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

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


  • 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


  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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  1. Caitlin Chisholm says:

    I made the Bacon wrapped fiet last night for my entire family. It was a huge hit! Delicious!

  2. Kim says:

    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…

  3. Haley says:

    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!

  4. Brianna Baker says:

    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!

  5. Jenn says:

    The grapes were amazing! Gave up on the bacon and just made the steaks the regular way but still loved it!

  6. Andrea says:

    Amazing! Thank you for another awesome recipie!

  7. Sam says:

    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!

  8. Sarah says:

    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!

  9. Karen Rafferty says:

    This my new favorite recipe for fillets. Thank you!!

    1. juli says:

      nice work trying such an old recipe!! glad you liked it!