Filet Mignon with Mince

Serves 2-4
Time 40 minutes


1 medium sized onion, finely diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tbsp butter
500g minced beef
1 large egg
½-1 cup panko bread crumbs
½ cup tomato sauce
1 tbsp dijon mustard
1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp thyme, chopped finely
4- 6 bacon slices
Salt and pepper
Green beans
Garnish with rosemary


Preheat oven or grill to 175°C. Line a baking sheet with foil for easy clean up.
Melt butter in saute pan over medium heat. Cook onions until fragrant and slightly brown while stirring occasionally, about 3-5 minutes. Reduce heat to low and add garlic, cook for 2-3 minutes.

Remove from heat.

In large bowl combine ground beef, egg, breadcrumbs, mustard, tomato sauce, Worcestershire sauce, thyme, and cooked onions and garlic. Use hands to mix well, but try not to overwork the meat. Divide into 2-4 equal sized portions and shape into discs.
Wrap bacon slices around edge of disks. Diameter of meatloaf should be so that the bacon ends just meet or slightly overlap. Keep it together with a skewer through the sides of the meatloaves.
Spread a little olive oil over the top and bottom of the mini meatloaves.
Bake in preheated oven for about 12-15 minutes, or cook on each side on a grill pan for 10-15 until cooked through.

Serve with mashed potato & garlicky buttery parsley green beans.