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. katie @KatieDid says:

    woo now, those pics just sold this recipe to me. I have a steak begging to be used up… and I’ve also been ridiculously addicted to all roasted fruit lately.

  2. Brian says:

    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?

    1. juli says:

      Smart. And I just garnished but you absolutely could!

  3. James Cooper says:

    Looks very good.
    But why coconut oil, in particular. Wouldn’t olive do just as well?

  4. Steph says:

    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!!

  5. Scott says:

    (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?

    1. Scott says:

      I almost forgot.. In the last pic its almost heart shaped.. like it knows its loved! creepy right?

  6. Jennifer says:

    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?

    1. juli says:

      I’ve never even tried a Tomahawk steak but I’m sure something wonderful

  7. MEG says:

    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.

  8. Sheryl Ostrich Barto says:

    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!

  9. Jane says:

    made these last night.. AMAZING!

  10. Alicia says:

    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

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