"One-bite" Beef Tenderloin Steak Appetizers recipe
Here's an interesting appetizer twist using traditional beef tenderloin recipes - mini "one-bite" Filet Mignon appetizer skewers.
These great little grilled beef tenderloin mini-skewers are tender cubes of steak wrapped in bacon and grilled to juicy perfection.
Here's a little trick I've learned for these little beef appetizers, microwave the bacon a couple minutes before wrapping the steak cubes with it.
That ensures the bacon's cooked the same time the beef is.
These are pretty quick to make and grill in no time - pass these mini-skewers around at your next party and they'll disappear in no time.
I'm going to serve these as Superbowl appetizers this season.
Serves: 10 - 12 (makes 36 - 40 appetizers)
Prep time: 10 minutes
Direct Heat: 425F - 450F
Note: marinate 4 to 8 hours for best results
Cut the beef tenderloin into 1" square chunks. Trim off any excess fat.
Place the beef tenderloin chunks into a resealable zip-lock plastic bag and pour in the marinade. Close the bag and distribute the marinade well to evenly coat all the beef.
Place the bag in a pan or bowl to prevent leakage and refrigerate 4 to 8 hours.
This ensures that the bacon is cooked on the grill the same time the beef tenderloin is.
Remove the beef tenderloin recipe from the bag and discard the marinade.
Wrap a piece of beef with a small strip of bacon just so it wraps once around the chunk and doesn't double over itself too much.
Insert a small skewer into the chunk where the two ends of bacon meet and out the other side. This will ensure the bacon doesn't fall off the skewer.
Continue with the remaining beef.
I grill these at this temperature to ensure the bacon cooks without burning.
When the grill has reached temperature place the skewers on the grates (bacon side down) at a 30 degree angle to the grate rungs to provide appealing sear marks.
Close the lid and continue grilling for 7 or 8 minutes.
Wiggle the pieces with your BBQ tongs and flip over on the grates if they are showing nice sear marks.
Close the lid for another 7 or 8 minutes.
An instant read thermometer should show approximately 130F internal temperature.
I use the lower heat to ensure the bacon cooks without burning and the beef doesn't overcook. Use a thermometer for best results.
Remove the Filet Mignon bites to a serving dish. Drizzle with a little soy sauce if desired.
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