It's too cold and snowy outside to grill these so, we did them quickly in the oven. I thought I would share as they are quite easy to cook when a grill is unavailable. All you need are a few tenderloins, a strip of bacon for each and a toothpick (soaked in water) to secure the bacon...
Bacon Wrapped Beef Tenderloin
Beef tenderloin Medallions
Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F.
Generously salt and pepper both sides of the steak. Wrap the steak with the bacon and secure with a toothpick.
Heat an ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat. Add 1 Tbs butter and 1 Tbs olive oil. When melted, add the steak to the skillet and sear on both sides until a really nice color, about 1 minute per side.
Remove the skillet or dutch oven from the stove-top and place into the oven to finish cooking. (I do place the lid on my Dutch Oven to prevent splatter) Cook until medium rare, 7 to 10 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow to rest for 5 minutes before serving.
Recipe & Photos by: Diane Baker for Canning and Cooking at Home