Bacon Wrapped Beef Tenderloin
Author: Urban Paleo Chef
Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 30 mins
Total time: 40 mins
Tender, soft Beef Tenderloin medallions, wrapped in a premium bacon and slow-cooked to perfection. Served alongside a delicious, refreshing, and fresh salad, this meal will delight everyone's taste buds!
Ingredients
  • 2 Beef Tenderloin medallions (approx. ¾ lb)
  • 5 slices Bacon (use a premium brand)
  • A pinch each of Sea Salt and Pepper (if required)
  • 1 Radiccio, chopped
  • 2 cups Cilantro Micro-Greens (cilantro sprouts)
  • 1 Avocado, chopped
  • 1 Cucumber, chopped
  • 3-4 tablespoons Olive Oil
Instructions
  1. Carefully wrap one slice of bacon around each tenderloin.
  2. Place the bacon wrapped tenderloin into a pot which is just large enough to hold each bacon wrapped tenderloin and cook on medium heat.
  3. Add the other three slices of bacon into the pan to cook along side the tenderloin. These can be under the tenderloin too; though it's better to add them after adding the tenderloin, if possible.
  4. If you're adding spices, sprinkle about half of the pinch of sea salt and pepper onto your tenderloin now. Since these are bacon wrapped, you really won't need any additional flavoring.
  5. While the bacon wrapped tenderloin is cooking, prepare the salad.
  6. After about 12-15 minutes of cook time, flip the tenderloin. You may need longer, depending on your stove and cookware.
  7. Cook the tenderloin until the juices all entirely cook off, and let it sear in the pot for a minute before serving.
  8. Serve, and enjoy!
Notes
Cilantro Micro-Greens: If you can't find the sprouts, these can be replaced with regular Cilantro. Alternately, parsley, parsley sprouts, arugula sprouts, etc. will work quite well too.
Stove-Top Bacon Wrapped Tenderloin: Make sure that when you place the tenderloin medallions in the pot that they are rotated such that the bacon end is pressed against the side of the pot. This way, the bacon won't unravel while you're cooking.
Baked Bacon Wrapped Tenderloin: This meal will work very well as a baked dish too. To modify: I would pin the bacon to the tenderloin using a wooden toothpick, or tie it on with some baking twine. I would bake this at 350 for about an hour on a silicone bake sheet, or a coconut-oil greased baking pan.
Recipe by Urban Paleo Chef at http://urbanpaleochef.com/2014/09/16/bacon-wrapped-beef-tenderloin/