COMMENTS ARE CLOSED: I am SO HAPPY to be able to share this awesome package with you, Meg (comment #110) please check your email for instructions, thanks!!!
In celebration of Oscar Mayer's Bacon Creation Week (hey, it's bacon, why not?) I was challenged to re-create our favorite family recipe, using bacon and, personally, it didn't take me long to decide on EXACTLY which one to share with you!
Considering, this meal is totally:
- One of my husband Garth's (not his real name) specialties
- Elegant enough to serve for any special occasion
- Yet easy enough to put together, just because
- Or, whenever beef tenderloin goes on sale at our supermarket.
Also, "beefy" (as my kids used to call it when they were little-er) is the one food they will ALL actually eat, you know, on purpose.
Not to mention, we also get to share a one year supply of Oscar Mayer Bacon along with a $125.00 AMEX gift card with one (1) of our online friends, too!
How cool is that, right? Want some?
Step 1: Trim yucky stuff (translation: silver skin, excess fat, yuck!) from off of your beef tenderloin (DAGNABIT!) and cut into 1/2 pound to 3/4 pound steaks (I think!) or, about the width of your thumb, from tip to knuckle (this is where all this visual aid stuff helps, right?!?)
Step 2: Aaaanyway, wrap each piece of tenderloin, tenderly (heh!) in bacon, secure with toothpicks and then season each side, with salt and pepper, to taste.
Step 3: Place in your favorite non-stick skillet (make sure it's HOT!) cook on top of stove (yep, no oven required) about 3-4 minutes on each side and make sure you touch them for preferred doneness. Garth (NHRN) says:
Squishy = raw
Soft = rare
Somewhat firm (soft, but pushes back) = medium rare
If you cook it anymore: you shouldn't be allowed to eat tenderloin
Honestly, it tastes GREAT, every gosh-darned time and, seriously, the man knows his beefy.
Yep, that's it, easy peasy, right? Oh, and a big SHOUT OUT to my husband, Garth (NHRN) for helping me to share it with you, too!
Want some? EXCELLENT!!!
The good folks representing Oscar Mayer have offered to send one (1) of our online friends A YEAR SUPPLY OF BACON (in the form of 52 coupons) and a $125 AMEX gift card (groceries are expensive, right?) oh, and this nifty little prize pack (shown above) to help re-create our favorite recipe, or come up with one of your own, at your house, too.
Because, we roll like that!
GET IT HERE: To enter, leave a comment here, like: what's your favorite way to cook with bacon (Mine? My husband's recipe for beef tenderloin, or whenever, or whatever my husband cooks, really!) along with a valid email address on this post by 10:00 a.m. (EST) on Tuesday, October 18th and you're automatically entered to win. One (1) entry will be picked (via random.org) and announced via email and posted on My Prizey Giveaways Page!
'CAWSE WE LOVE TO SHARE SOME EXTRA CHANCES (but, certainly NOT REQUIRED) TO SHARE, TOO:Subscribe in a reader - leave separate comment.
NOTE: YOU MUST BE 18 TO ENTER. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.
We'll leave the porch light on for you, just in case.
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Disclosure: Thanks to the Oscar Mayer Bacon brand for providing me samples, branded materials and for sponsoring this giveaway by providing a prize for our winner.