Several skewers of bacon wrapped steak on a grill
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Bacon Wrapped Steak

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There aren’t many things I love more than bacon wrapped steak. Bacon and steak? Yes please! This recipe for bacon wrapped steak is super flavorful and just melts in your mouth.

One thing I love about living here in Arizona is that it is grilling season pretty much all year round, well except the couple of months when it is hotter than hades outside. Even then, you can drive a few hours to the mountains and go camping or stay in a cabin.

And one thing I love to do outside is have a barbecue. And when it comes to my barbecues, they just aren’t complete without yummy easy to make bacon wrapped steak. If I can do it, you can do it. Let’s get grilling!

Step 1: Gather the ingredients

Chunks of steak and a package of bacon on a counter.

In order to make bacon wrapped steak you need just a few easy-to-find ingredients:

  • Steak – First you need a good cut of beef. I love to use Tri-Tip because it has a great marbling of fat that lends to the flavor. Plus it grills very well and pairs perfectly with the bacon. You can use your favorite cut of beef that you like to grill, of course. Filet Mignon steaks are great for wrapping in bacon. Sirloin steaks work fine too if that is all you can afford.
  • Slices of Bacon – I LOVE bacon. My favorite kind of bacon to use is this wright brand thick-cut applewood smoked bacon. Although you really can’t go wrong with any choice of bacon. This brand is easy to find at my supermarket and places like Winco and Walmart.
  • Salt – It is always a good idea to season the beef with salt, although the bacon will add salt as well.
  • Pepper – Salt’s best friend is pepper, so make sure to add some!
  • Garlic powder is one of my favorite seasonings.
  • Oil – Although the bacon and the meat have fat in them, I still like to use a bit of olive oil, vegetable oil, or canola oil on the steak. Avacoda oil works very well too.


  • Metal Skewers or bamboo skewers
  • Knife
  • Tongs
  • Grill
  • Briquets or wood, or gas, etc.
  • Cutting board

Step 2: How to make bacon wrapped steak

Hand with metal skewer sticking a piece of bacon wrapped steak.

Remove the steak from the fridge and allow it to come to room temperature.

Then get the grill started, whether that is prepping and lighting the charcoal, or turning the gas on and lighting it. Next, wash your hands.

Take your cut of beef or steak and cut it into large chunks about 1 inch to 1 and 1/2 inches in size. Now season steaks with oil, salt, pepper, and garlic powder.

I will admit, sometimes I leave the seasoning off because the bacon adds a ton of flavor, but you can never go wrong with seasoning the meat first. So I like to do it most of the time.

Hands holding a metal skewer with bacon wrapped steak on them.

Cut each strip of bacon in half and then wrap the pieces of bacon around the chunks of steak. Take the metal skewer (affiliate link, as an Amazon Affiliate I earn on qualifying purchases) and skewer the bacon side of the meat all the way through. This will hold the bacon in place. You can use other types of skewers as well.

You should be able to fit 5 or 6 chunks of bacon wrapped steak on one standard metal skewer.

Step 3: Grill those skewers of steak and bacon

Several metal skewers of bacon wrapped steak on a grill

Make sure your grill is around medium heat (350F/176C). If it is super hot, raise it away from the coals. It if isn’t hot enough lower the rack closer to the coals.

One way to tell is you place your hand about an inch away from the top of the grill, you should only be able to hold your hand there for about 5 seconds before it is too hot.

If the grill is too hot bacon juices will make it flare up and burn the bacon and the steak. If that starts to happen just close the lid to the grill for a moment.

Several finished metal skewers of bacon and steak on a grill.

Place steaks on the grill and cook the bacon wrapped steak for 3 to 4 minutes per side, so for a total of 12 to 16 minutes until the sides of the steak are all nicely browned and have crispy bacon.

Make sure to use tongs to turn them, DON’T use your fingers, the metal skewers will be extremely hot! Once they are done remove them and place them on a plate or in a dish to rest for 5 minutes or so before serving. Enjoy!

These are sure to please that steak lover.

How long does bacon wrapped steak last after it is cooked?

Once it cools down, store it in an airtight container in the fridge, where it will last a few days. Although it is better when fresh. You can reheat it in the microwave for a few seconds or in the oven at 350 F/176 C for a few minutes.

How do I tell if the steak is done cooking?

Going by the time guide above should get you there. The best way to tell if the steak is done cooking is by using a meat thermometer (Affiliate link. As an Amazon Affiliate I earn on qualifying purchases).

Depending on how you like your steak use the below guide for the internal temperature:

  • Rare Steak – 120F to 130F
  • Medium Rare Steak – 130F to 140F
  • Medium Steak – 140F to 150F
  • Medium-Well Steak – 150F to 160F
  • Well Done Steak – 160F+

Do I have to cook the bacon steak on the grill?

No! You can cook it in a skillet, especially a cast iron skillet. You may be able to get away from using the metal skewers and just use a toothpick to hold the bacon in place.

Use medium to medium-high heat and allow the cast iron pan to heat up then cook until the bacon is crispy the juicy steak is to your liking and you have a good sear on it. The cooking time will vary from cooking it on the grill but it will still be fairly close.

Can I cook these in an air fryer?

Yes, you sure can! Again cook time will vary but prepare them the same way and use shorter skewers or try toothpicks. Set the air fryer to 350F/176C and cook for 4 minutes or so then turn the steak to another side and cook 4 minutes, etc. And there you gook air fryer steak wrapped in bacon.

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Crispy Fried Shrimp

Pan-Fried Asparagus

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Several skewers of bacon wrapped steak on a grill
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Bacon Wrapped Steak

This bacon wrapped steak grilled to perfection is so delicious and easy to make. Next time you are grilling, make some of these, you won't be dissappointed!
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Resting Time5 minutes
Total Time40 minutes
Course: Dinner, Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: barbecue, beef, grilled, meat, savory, summer
Servings: 12 people
Calories: 465kcal
Author: Matt Taylor


  • Metal Skewers or bamboo skewers
  • Knife
  • Tongs
  • Grill
  • Briquets or wood, or gas, etc.


  • 4 lbs Beef I used Tri-tip, but you can use whatever you want, Filet, New York, London Broil, etc.
  • 1 1/2 lbs Thick Cut Bacon I love applewood smoked bacon
  • 2 to 3 tsp. Salt 10 to 15g
  • 2 to 3 tsp. Pepper 10 to 15g
  • 2 tsp. Garlic Powder 8g
  • 3 Tbsp. oil olive oil, avocado oil, vegetable, etc.


  • Heat up the grill, whether it is a gas or charcoal grill. The heat should be around medium heat (350 F/176 C)
  • Cut up the beef into 1 to 1 and 1/2 inch chunks. Slice the thick cut bacon in half. Season the steak with the salt, pepper, garlic powder, and oil.
  • Wrap each chunk of steak with bacon and place it on the metal skewer, keeping the bacon in place. You should be able to get 5 to 6 chunks per skewer.
  • Place the skewers on the hot grill and cook each side for around 3 to 4 minutes until nicely browned. Use tongs to turn the skewers don't touch them with your hands, they will be super hot. If the grease from the bacon flairs up too much, shut the lid to the grill for a moment.
  • Once each side is nice and browned and the bacon is crispy remove them from the grill and place them on a pan to rest for about 5 minutes before serving. Enjoy!


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Calories: 465kcal

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  1. 5 stars
    Adding bacon around the steak, takes it to a whole new level! So mouthwatering, delicious!

  2. 5 stars
    And, I didn’t think steak could get any better! Gone in minutes..they are so good!

  3. 5 stars
    The bacon and beef are so good together! Love how quickly they grill up!

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