Beef Fillet Wrapped in Bacon

Compliments to the chef! Congratulations and well done Zelda van Staden for submitting AUGUST’s winning recipe, Beef Fillet wrapped in Bacon.

Serves 5

2 hours


1 Packet  Streaky Bacon
10ml Olive oil
3ml Salt
3ml Pepper
  Medium Beef fillet
5ml Fresh or dry rosemary finely chopped
  Greaseproof paper


1 Mix the rosemary with the salt & pepper and rub into the fillet.
2 Rub a piece of greaseproof paper with the olive oil.
3 Place the bacon on the paper in such a way that it will cover the surface of the fillet when rolled.
4 Place the fillet on top of the bacon.
5 Use the greaseproof paper to help you roll the bacon around the filled.
6 Tie with string into a neat shape.
7 Place in oven tray and bake for two hours at 140C.
8 Remove from oven and let the roll rest for 15 minutes.
9 Cut into slices and serve with gravy.

For gravy:

Make your gravy on the stove top using the pan juices. Stir in 10 ml butter and 150ml of red wine and bring to a boil on medium heat. Reduce for approximately 10 minutes. Serve hot.