Mock Filet Mignon

This week my co-op cooking class made Mock Filet Mignon (or as my kids call it, "fake steak"). And before you click back thinking this is an expensive recipe, just WAIT!!! It's not I promise! Because if you know me or have followed here long enough, you know I am all about saving money. This is a recipe that's big on taste while little on cost.  I like to assemble a huge batch at once then flash freeze the patties so I can pull out however many I want at a later date to make without them all clumping together.

Mock Filet Mignon

1 1/2lb ground meat (I've even used a combination of beef, sausage or turkey)
3 cups of cooked rice (brown or white, quinoa also works)
2 Tbsp bbq sauce
1 Tbsp worchestershire sauce
1/2 tsp garlic salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1 tsp salt

I have also added cayenne pepper & onion powder or any other seasonings that sounded good to me. ;)

Cook your rice according to the directions. Mix rice, ground meat & seasonings together until well incorporated. Shape into a steak-like patty. Cut your bacon slices in half & place a piece on top of each filet. Place filets into a greased baking dish and cover with foil. Bake at 450 for 20-25 minutes then remove foil to let bacon crisp up.

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I like to make this with a side of oven roasted veggies. I simply chunk up whatever veggies I have on hand, drizzle some olive oil & balsamic vinegar on (though just the olive oil is fine too), sprinkle some garlic salt & pepper and roast at 450 until the veggies brown a bit. The key is making sure the veggies are in a single layer otherwise they steam instead of roast and can get mushy. I also stir the veggies around halfway through baking. Some veggies I use are carrots, peppers, onions, mushrooms, zucchini, broccoli, cloves of garlic, cherry tomatoes, etc.

1 comment

  1. I love filet mignon, but not the price. I am pinning this one to try soon!


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