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Bacon wrapped filets?
« on: August 06, 2017, 02:27:57 PM »
Anyone tried bacon wrapped filets in soup vide?  My wife stopped by that fancy Aldi's place for the first today and picked up a couple. I thought I would give them a try at 129 for 2 hours.  Any experience or opinions out there?
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Re: Bacon wrapped filets?
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2017, 09:23:15 AM »
Didn't get to o cook these last weekend. Will try today. Any opinions on cook time/temp?
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Re: Bacon wrapped filets?
« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2017, 01:28:51 PM »
Where is all the souls vide peeps???
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Re: Bacon wrapped filets?
« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2017, 12:27:01 AM »
I would think the tricky part is getting the bacon crisp without overcooking the steak, but that is also the case even if you don't sous vide. I haven't tried them, but I think you would cook them following a medium rare to rare filet settings (or however you like your steak cooked). Then instead of searing the flat sides of the steak, focus on searing the bacon/sides instead. I've also seen some recipes that sear the bacon before putting into the bath. Let us know how it goes!
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Re: Bacon wrapped filets?
« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2017, 07:46:08 AM »
I ended up doing them at 129 for just over 4 hours (really because I was busy as I was shooting for 2.5).  And then seared them for 35 seconds each side. Yeah, the bacon wasn't crispy. But the flavor was incredible!  Wish I had gotten a picture. I may play with the time next cook, but 4 hours was pretty darned good!
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Re: Bacon wrapped filets?
« Reply #5 on: August 14, 2017, 12:01:57 PM »
I ended up doing them at 129 for just over 4 hours (really because I was busy as I was shooting for 2.5).  And then seared them for 35 seconds each side. Yeah, the bacon wasn't crispy. But the flavor was incredible!  Wish I had gotten a picture. I may play with the time next cook, but 4 hours was pretty darned good!

That's how I do my ribeye steaks, 129 for 4 hours. I prefer that over the 1 or 2 hour ribeye. I think you did the right thing with the 4 hour. And the bacon would benefit from the longer time.
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Re: Bacon wrapped filets?
« Reply #6 on: August 25, 2017, 12:29:17 AM »
Kari, I'll try my Ribeyes at 4 hours next time. I have gone 3-3.5 hours in the past and they have been great too.
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