Bacon-Wrapped Filets with Cowboy Butter

bacon wrapped filets with cowboy butter

YIELDS:2 servings

PREP TIME:0 hours 20 mins

TOTAL TIME:0 hours 35 mins


5 tbsp. salted butter, softened

1 tbsp.chopped fresh parsley

1 tbsp.chopped fresh chives

1/2 tsp.grated lemon zest, plus 1 teaspoon lemon juice

1 tsp.dijon mustard

2 8- to 10-ounce beef filet steaks (about 2 inches thick)

Kosher salt and black pepper, to taste

2 slices bacon

1 tbsp.olive oil


  1. Mash 4 tablespoons butter with the parsley, chives, lemon zest, lemon juice and mustard in a small bowl with a fork. Scoop the butter mixture onto a sheet of plastic wrap. Wrap up and form into a 3-inch log. Refrigerate until firm, about 30 minutes.
  2. Preheat the oven to 450˚. Generously season the steaks on both sides with salt and pepper. Wrap each steak around the edge with a slice of bacon and secure with a toothpick.
  3. Heat the olive oil and remaining 1 tablespoon butter in a medium cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat. When the butter melts, add the steaks to the skillet and sear until golden brown, about 1 minute per side.
  4. Transfer the skillet to the oven and cook 7 to 10 minutes for medium rare. Let rest 5 minutes before serving. Serve with a slice or two of the cowboy butter on top.