Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Mock Filet Mignon

I had some extra bacon and some lean ground beef defrosted and was looking for an idea to make for dinner. This recipe has been referred to "poor man's filet mignon" or as the name I have used above. It's sort of like a meat loaf mixture, which is then formed into a round patty and wrapped in bacon. Now, since I'm watching calories, I used turkey bacon, which does lack a little flavor that regular bacon would offer, but it still was yummy. I served this with yesterday's Sweet Potato Fries.



Mock Filet Mignon
Serves 2

8 oz lean ground beef (with 7% fat)
4 tsp seasoned bread crumbs
4 tsp Worcestershire sauce
2 tsp Dijon mustard
2 tsp garlic powder
1/4 medium Vidalia onion, finely chopped
2 strips turkey bacon (I used Butterball Thin & Crispy)

Preheat oven to 375F. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and spray with nonstick cooking spray. In a large bowl, combine the ground beef, bread crumbs, Worcestershire sauce, mustard, garlic powder and onion. Divide the mixture in half and form into about 1-inch-thick patties. Wrap one strip around each patty and secure with a toothpick (see photo below).



Place bacon-wrapped patties on prepared baking sheet. Bake, turning halfway through baking, until browned, about 30 minutes for medium-well.

(Each serving is 5 pts.)

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