Bacon Bourbon Glazed Steaks

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These Bacon Bourbon Glazed Steaks have a decadent sauce with the unmistakable flavors of bacon and bourbon.

Bacon Bourbon Glazed Steaks in a cast iron skillet

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I’m a steak girl through and through.  It’s my meal of choice for every birthday or special event.  For my last meal on this earth, I would choose a big, juicy steak.

Usually, I prefer my steaks prepared very simply — salt, pepper, and a little butter to finish it off.  I really like to let the flavor of the steak shine.

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However, the other night I was feeling adventurous so I thought I would try something new.

Bacon Bourbon Glazed Steaks in cast iron skillet

I started by cooking several slices of bacon in this Lodge Cast Iron skillet.  Seriously, folks, if you have never made bacon in a cast iron pan, you don’t know what you’re missing.  Bacon takes on a whole new level of crispy, melt-in-your-mouth deliciousness when it’s cooked in a cast-iron skillet. And, Lodge cast iron is the best in the industry.

Cast iron skillet

Once the bacon crisped up, I added the steaks and pan-seared them in some of the bacon fat.  Once they had a nice crust on each side, I moved the steaks to the oven to finish cooking.

Meanwhile, I started the glaze.  In a separate pot, I heated the bourbon and burned off the alcohol.  The smell of the bourbon was glorious.  It’s so rich and distinct.

Once the steaks were done, I removed them to a plate, covered them with foil, and let them rest.

In the same skillet, the steaks were in, I finished the sauce.  Then I added the steaks back into the skillet and let them bathe in the decadent sauce.

The result was a perfectly cooked steak with a shimmery coating of distinctly flavored bacon bourbon sauce.  This recipe is definitely a keeper!

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Bacon Bourbon Glazed Steaks - this decadent sauce coats the steaks with the unmistakable flavors of bacon and bourbon
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Bacon Bourbon Glazed Steaks

Yield: 2 servings
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
Total: 20 minutes
These Bacon Bourbon Glazed Steaks have a decadent sauce with the unmistakable flavors of bacon and bourbon.
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  • 6 slices bacon, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 2 6-8 ounce beef steaks, I used Delmonico
  • Salt and pepper
  • ½ cup bourbon
  • 2 tablespoons chilled unsalted butter, cut into pieces, 3/4 stick
  • ¼ cup finely chopped shallots
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • ½ cup beef stock
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Heat vegetable oil in a cast iron skillet over medium high heat.
  • Add bacon pieces and cook until crispy.
  • Remove bacon from skillet and place on paper towel lined plate; set aside.
  • Drain bacon fat from skillet reserving 2 tablespoons.
  • Coat both sides of steaks with salt and pepper.
  • Add 1 tablespoon of bacon fat from the skillet and heat skillet to high.
  • When skillet is very hot, add steaks and sear for 3 minutes on each side.
  • Remove skillet from stove and place in oven for 6 minutes or until steak reaches desired doneness.
  • Meanwhile, heat bourbon in heavy small saucepan over medium heat until warm.
  • Remove from heat; carefully ignite and let burn 30 seconds, then cover to extinguish flame.
  • Remove steaks from the oven, transfer to plate and cover with foil to keep warm.
  • Add 1 tablespoon of bacon fat to skillet and add shallots; saute for 3 minutes until translucent.
  • Add garlic to pan and stir for 30 seconds.
  • Add bourbon and stock; simmer until reduced by half, about 3 minutes.
  • Whisk in butter, 1 tablespoon at a time, until melted.
  • Add steaks back into pan; coating both sides with bourbon glaze.
  • Transfer to plates and top with crispy bacon.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 611kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 44g | Saturated Fat: 21g | Cholesterol: 74mg | Sodium: 560mg | Potassium: 241mg | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 350IU | Vitamin C: 0.9mg | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 0.4mg
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Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American

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