This year, instead of settling for poor quality roasts and burger, commit yourself to eating tailgating food that delights your taste buds. You can achieve this by using Meat the Butchers filet mignon prime filet steak to make these perfect tailgating delicacies. All you need to pack is your grill and a few ingredients.
Bacon Wrapped Filet Mignon Prime Steak Bites
- 1 8oz Meat the Butchers filet mignon prime steak
- 6 or 7 slices of thick, wide cut bacon
- A pinch of salt
- A dash of pepper-finely ground
- 1 cup of olive oil
Turn on your grill and give it time to reach 350F. While it’s warming up, cut the filet into bite sized pieces and cut your bacon slices in half.
Use a small amount of the oil along with the salt and pepper to season the bits of filet steaks. Wrap each piece in bacon. Use a toothpick to hold the edges of the bacon together. Place the filet mignon steak bits on the grill and cook them to the desired doneness. We feel that this recipe tastes best when the filet chunks are cooked to a nice medium.
Filet Mignon Prime Steak Sandwiches
Filet Mignon Skewers
We love making these whenever we go tailgating. To help save a little time. We like to cube the filet mignon prime steak and make the sauce the night before. We keep it cooled until we’ve arrive at our tailgating destination and are ready to toss these bite sized delights on the grill.
- 2 Tbs. of shallots-minced
- 1 ½ tsp black pepper-fresh and finely ground
- 1 ½ tsp. of sea salt
- 2 Tbs of unsalted butter (since we reheat the sauce once we’re at the game, we pack an additional ½ tsp when we leave)
- 2 tbs of balsamic vinegar
- 1 cup of Pinot Noir
- 4 8oz Meat the Butcher filet mignon prime steak
- 8 bamboo skewers
Place the bamboo skewers in a dish full of cold water and let them soak for 30-60 minutes
Turn your stove to medium heat and start melting your butter. When it’s reaches its liquid state, sauté your shallots for about one minute before adding a 1/2tsp of pepper and a ½tsp of salt and the Pinot Noir. Cook the sauce on a high heat until it’s half reduced, at which point decrease the heat and allow the sauce to simmer for 4 minutes.
Add your vinegar and once again let the sauce reduce, this time to 1/3 the amount, and simmer for an additional 4 minutes.
Remove the sauce from the stove. Keep it cool until you’re ready to start tailgating. When you reheat it. Add ½ tsp of unsalted butter.
Take the four-filet mignon prime steaks and cut them into cubes. At approximately 1-inch a piece, you should end up with about 24 individual pieces. Keep these cool until your ready to start cooking.
Once you reach the game, turn your grill up to high. While it heats up, pour your balsamic wine sauce over the cubes. Once each cube is thoroughly covered, put three cubes on each of your bamboo skewers. Season with a little salt and pepper and put them on the grill. It generally only takes a couple of minutes for the filet cubes to reach a medium rare state of doneness.
Pull them off the grill, set them on a plate, and you and your friends are ready to enjoy this tasty tailgating treat.
Filet Mignon Prime Steak Burgers
Despite what fast food places want you to believe, there’s no reason that all burgers have to be made out of cull cows that produce tough, fatty meat. Instead of purchasing low quality ground beef, try making your next tailgating burgers out of filet mignon prime steak.
- 4 or 5 slices of bacon, the thicker the better
- 4 pounds of Vidalia onions
- 5 cups of apple cider vinegar
- 1/3 cup of loosely packed brown sugar
- 1 tbs of kosher salt
- 2 tbs Worcestershire sauce
- 6 6oz Meat the Butchers filet mignon prime steaks
- 12 of your favorite burger buns
- Dijon mustard
- A dash of black pepper, freshly cracked
- 1 Dutch oven
Start by caramelizing your onions. The best way to do this while tailgating is turning a Dutch oven to medium high heat and placing all of your bacon sides on the bottom. Cook the bacon for about 7 minutes before removing it and setting it on some paper towels to drain.
Do not remove the bacon grease from the Dutch oven.
Slice all your onions (we actually like to do this the night before)
Toss a couple pinches of salt into the bacon crease and add all 4 pounds of bacon. Turn the heat down to medium, close the Dutch oven and let the onions simmer and soften for 15 minutes.
As soon as the bacon is cool enough to handle, chop it up into fairly small bits and toss it in to your Dutch oven. Now add the vinegar, sugar, and Worcestershire sauce. After stirring them together, leave them to simmer at medium heat, uncovered, for about ½ hour.
Once the onions are very soft and a lovely deep brown color. Remove them from the Dutch oven.
Use a little salt, pepper, and olive oil to season your filet mignon prime steaks before cooking them on your grill and cooking them on high for 3-4 minutes on each side. If you prefer a steak that isn’t medium rare, cook it a few minutes longer.
Once the steaks reach your preferred level of doneness, remove them from the heat and let them sit for a few minutes.
Cut each of the filets in half while you use the grill to lightly toast your hamburger buns.
Spread some Dijon mustard on the bottom bun. Add the filet mignon prime steak burger, followed by the arugula and caramelized onions, and the top bun.
You won’t believe how much you enjoy the final results.
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