Grilled Pancetta-Wrapped Filet Mignon

Grilled Pancetta-Wrapped Filet Mignon

Reach for COLUMBUS® Pancetta to elevate filet mignons with little effort. Affectionately known as Italian bacon, the Pancetta brings out the best in whatever it accompanies—in this case, transforming steaks from ordinary to be memorable.

4 Servings
prep time
Prep Time 15 minutes
cook time
Cook Time 15 minutes
total time
Total Time 30 minutes


  • 4

    (5 to 6-ounce) filets mignons, cut 1 1/2 inches thick

  • 16

    slices COLUMBUS® Pancetta

  • Salt and coarsely ground black pepper

  • 2 tablespoons



  1. Prepare grill for medium-high heat. Put filets on a plate and let stand at room temperature 30 minutes before grilling.

  2. On work surface, lay 4 slices of pancetta overlapping to create a 10-inch row. Fold the row of slices in half crosswise to create a thinner strip. Gently wrap pancetta strip around filet. Secure with wooden picks. Repeat with remaining filets and pancetta. Sprinkle both sides of filets with salt and pepper. Lightly rub oil on both sides of filets. Place filets on grill. Grill 3 minutes. Turn filets. Grill 2 to 3 minutes longer or to desired doneness. To determine doneness, insert a meat thermometer into the thickest part of the filet. The meat thermometer will read 120°F for rare, 130°F for medium rare, 140°F for medium, 150°F for medium well and 165°F for well done. Remove filets from grill and let rest 5 minutes before serving.