Bacon Wrapped Filet with Buttermilk Smashed Potatoes and Mushroom Red Wine Sauce

Last Updated on August 26, 2022

Date night in for the win:  dine on tender filet wrapped with smoky bacon, creamy smashed potatoes, and an easy mushroom-and-red-wine pan sauce.

Bacon Wrapped Filet with Buttermilk Smashed Potatoes and Mushroom Red Wine Sauce

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Protein: Beef
Cut: Filet Mignon
Diet: Gluten Free
Course: Main Course
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 2 people


  • 2 ea ButcherBox Filet Mignons
  • 4 strips ButcherBox Bacon
  • 1 Tbsp avocado oil for searing
  • 2 Tbsp butter for basting

Buttermilk Smashed Potatoes

  • 2 c potatoes marble size
  • 3 Tbsp salt for boiling potatoes
  • ¾ c buttermilk
  • ¼ c butter for potatoes
  • ¼ c chives
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • ½ tsp ground black pepper

Mushroom Red Wine Sauce

  • ½ c dry red wine
  • 1 c assorted mushrooms cleaned and quartered
  • ½ c heavy cream


Buttermilk Smashed Potatoes

  • Place potatoes in pot, cover with salted cold water and and bring to simmer. Cook until fork-tender.
  • Drain water and add buttermilk, butter, chives and gently smash potatoes until buttermilk and butter are fully absorbed. Season with salt and pepper.

Bacon Wrapped Filey

  • Season Filet Mignons on both sides with salt and pepper.
  • Preheat oven to 375°F. Lay two strips of bacon side by side with a tiny bit of overlap. Lay filet on top of bacon as though it was a wheel and roll up bacon around filet. Secure with two small pieces of string each tied around one strip of bacon, or just use toothpick to keep in place. Repeat for second filet.
  • Preheat cast-iron pan, add oil and sear filets on all sides, 2-3 minutes per side. Add remaining butter and baste for additional 2 minutes on all sides. Place pan in oven and roast for 8-10 minutes.
  • Remove pan from oven when thermometer inserted into center of filet reads 120°F. Set steaks aside.
  • Place pan on stove top on medium heat. Add mushrooms to pan and sauté in pan juices for 3 minutes.
  • Add red wine and cook until liquid is reduced by half.
  • Add heavy cream and cook until liquid is reduced by half again, stirring every minute or so.
  • Serve filet over potatoes and top with mushroom wine sauce. Happy Eating!
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Yankel Polak is the Head Chef at ButcherBox.