A foodie like me will always love steaks. Filet mignon is definitely one of my favorites. This is why it was interesting to try a version that can be prepared any day. During my last trip, I ordered ground beef filet mignon at a hotel. It was surprisingly good and the orange sauce complemented it well. Unfortunately, the sauce was a bit too sweet for me and it tasted a bit artificial. Â For this reason, I was inspired to prepare it my way.
It is best to use lean ground meat for this recipe to get the beefy taste. I also think that this dish is something you can prepare for parties. All you have to do is make small patties and make it bite sized. Sauce or none wonâ€™t really make a difference as long as the meat is tasty. I can assure you that this deliciously greasy dish is worth a try.
1 lb. ground beef
1 cup mushrooms, chopped
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
2 tablespoons onions, chopped
4 garlic cloves, grated
6 slices bacon
1/4 cup white wine
Combine the beef, salt, pepper, cheese and grated garlic in a medium sized bowl. Mix all the ingredients until they are well combined.
Spread the beef mixture on a large piece of wax paper. Place the mushrooms on top of the beef and spread them evenly. Roll the ground beef mixture, the way you would do so for a jelly roll. Transfer the roll, seam side down, carefully to a baking sheet. Refrigerate it for 2-3 hours until the roll sets and it will no longer crumble.
Next, prepare the sauce by slicing the oranges and juicing it. Discard the seeds. Reserve half an orange and slice it for garnish. Place the orange juice, pulp and peel in a small saucepan. Pour in the wine and set the heat to high. Bring it to a boil. Reduce the heat to low and let it simmer for 10 minutes until the wine is reduced and the sauce thickens. Stir occasionally. Remove from heat and set aside.
Meanwhile, fry the bacon slices in a non-stick skillet for 2 minutes or until transparent. After, slice the beef roll into 6 portions. Wrap the bacon around each patty and secure it with a toothpick. Grill the beef on high for 3-5 minutes on each side, depending on your desired doneness. Transfer the ground beef filet mignon patties to individual plates. Pour some sauce over it and garnish with an orange slice. Serve immediately with mashed potatoes and buttered vegetables.