Bacon Cheddar Crusted Beef Tenderloin
- serves 2
2 8-oz of tenderloin steak
2 slices bacon, chopped
½ cup fresh bread crumbs
1 cup your favourite cheddar cheese
a few sprigs of your favourite fresh herb to garnish
1. Preheat your oven to 350ºF and turn on your convection fan if you have one.
2. Splash a thin film of oil into a skillet over medium-high heat then quickly sear the steaks on both sides, not to cook but to brown and add a quick flavourful crust. Remove them from the pan to rest on a rack and cover loosely with foil.
3. In the same skillet over medium heat, brown the bacon, reserving drippings. Add the bacon, drippings, bread crumbs, cheddar cheese and butter to your food processor and buzz to combine, about 30 seconds. Pat the crust evenly over the top of the seared, but still undercooked, steaks. Place the steaks in the oven to roast until using a calibrated thermometer they match the temperature that corresponds with your preferred doneness, 10 to 15 minutes. See note.