Filet mignon, in French, doesn’t only refer to the beef piece of meat. It’s also commonly used for pork tenderloin…No fat, it’s the best part . This bacon wrapped pork filet mignon is stuffed with a French cow cheese called Beaufort. Its taste is very similar to Comté cheese and a little bit tastier than Gruyère but you can easily replace Beaufort by one of these two if you prefer. Prepare your kitchen string, here we go!
Preparation time: 10 mn Cooking time: 30 mn
Ingredients (for 4 servings)
1 pork tenderloin (1.7 lbs (800g))
6 oz (170 g) of Beaufort cheese (Click here to buy online)
12 slices of bacon
2 tablespoons of olive oil
Salt & pepper
1/ Preheat oven to 400° F (200° C – Th 7).
2/ Remove silver skin and remaining fat from pork tenderloin.
3/ Cut tenderloin in the middle without getting to open more than one side. Leave extremities closed so cheese doesn’t escape when cooking.
4/ Dice cheese and stuff inside tenderloin. Season with salt and pepper.
5/ Wrap bacon slices around pork filet mignon and tie it up with kitchen string.
6/ Dispose wrapped tenderloin in an ovenproof dish.
7/ Pour a dash of olive oil, add salt and pepper and bake in oven until bacon looks crispy and inside is entirely cooked.
Serve with fried potatoes, green beans or mashed potatoes.