Monday, March 3, 2014

Bacon & Morels with Teres Beef Medallions

PREP /TOTAL TIME: 50 minutes      SERVINGS: 4 

Teres major is an ultra-lean steak that's sometimes referred to as mock tender. Its similarity to the tenderloin makes it a great substitute for filet mignon. 

8             slices of bacon 
2             beef teres majors (about 1 pound each), cut into 8 medallions 
**Freshly ground pepper** 
2             tablespoons vegetable oil 
16           fresh morels, rinsed, or dried morels—soaked in boiling water for 30 minutes, drained and rinsed 
4             large scallions, cut into 1/2-inch lengths 
1/2          cup Madeira 
3/4          cup mushroom stock or low-sodium broth 
2            tablespoons cold unsalted butter 

1. Wrap a slice of bacon around each beef medallion and secure with toothpicks. Season with salt and pepper. In a skillet, heat the oil until shimmering. Add the medallions and cook over moderately high heat until browned on the bottom, 2 minutes; turn and cook for 1 minute. Add the morels and scallions and cook over moderate heat until the scallions are tender. 2 .  1.      Transfer the meat to a plate. Cook the vegetables for 2 minutes more, add the Madeira and simmer for 2 minutes. Add the meat and stock and simmer over moderately low heat, turning, until an instant-read thermometer inserted in the center of the meat registers 140°, about 3 minutes. Transfer the meat to plates; discard the toothpicks. Remove the skillet from the heat and swirl in the butter. Season with salt and pepper, spoon over the meat and serve. 

Suggested Pairing :
Ferrari - Carano   tart cherry-inflected, earthy Barolo. 


  1. Oh boy, such a scrumptious dish you're serving here. Yummm....
    Hope you're having a great week ahead.
    Blessings, Kristy

  2. Hi Kristy , delish and kinda cheap , thanks for stopping by :)

  3. Woow hermoso plato dorado de carne me gustan los medallones bien aromatizado,saludos y abrazos.

    1. Hi Rosita , the medallions and bacon is very delicious , Thanks for dropping by :).

  4. Hi Nee,
    This looks fabulous! Even though I am not fond of beef, I love the way these look. A great dish for company or holidays as they are presented so beautifully. I love the bacon wrapped around them. This dish must be very tasty with the morels and the other flavors combined together. Great job, thanks for sharing this, I am going to share this one with my mom.
    Have a blessed week, Dottie :)

    1. Hi Dottie , they are delicious . I have family members that are not very fond of beef , I also have some that are vegetarians , that's why I cook a variety of foods . I think your mom will enjoy this dish , I think the spices and flavors is what makes a dish , I have made ground trukey the same way , Thanks for stopping by and have a blessed week . Nee :)

    2. Hi Nee, Great suggestion, thank you so much. I will try the ground turkey made this way. I can even use Turkey bacon. Like you said it is the spices and flavors that add to the dish. I agree with you, everyone has their likes and dislikes especially with health concerns, so we have to learn to cook with a variety of different ways. Thank you again..Have a wonderful week...Dottie :).

    3. Hi Dottie , great idea to use turkey bacon , With four kids , you know I understand about likes and dislikes , I am blessed they agree on veggies and sweets ;-D . I have learned so much from all the people I have come to call my foodie families , all are great cooks (that's includes you , dear Dottie) . I also use ground turkey in a lot of recipes that calls for beef . Have a wonderful week and stay safe and warm . Thanks for stopping by :).


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