This smoked filet mignon is smoked steak at it's finest and unlike the sear first and then cook to the desired temperature method that is often used, I recommend smoking it at low temperature until it reaches the desired temperature then sear it after the cook. This cut is often wrapped in bacon for flavor
Prep Time 20minutes
Cook Time 1hour
Dry Brine 2hours
Total Time 1hour20minutes
4-6eachBeef mignon steaks
2TBSPJeff's Texas style rub
Sprinkle approximately 1/8 teaspoon of kosher salt on the top of each steak and place tray of steaks in the fridge for 2 hours.
Remove steaks from fridge (no rinsing required) when they are finished brining.
Wrap a piece of bacon around the outside edge of each steak and secure with a toothpick.
Apply a light coat of olive oil and a light sprinkling of Jeff's Texas style rub to each steak.
Set up smoker for cooking at about 225°F using indirect heat.
Place the meat in the smoker for approximately 1 hour or until the steaks reach an internal temperature of 130°F (medium rare).
Let the steaks cool for about 10-15 minutes then sear the top and bottom of each steak on a very hot grill or in a screaming hot skillet. Leave them in the skillet only long enough to brown the meat. Do not let them burn.
As an option, you can use a handheld torch to crisp the bacon on the outside of each steak as 1 hour isn't quite long enough to do that in the smoker.