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Bacon-Wrapped Peppercorn-Crusted Filet Recipe on the Ninja Foodi Smart XL Grill

by Bill Sweeney
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I received product from Perdue Farms for this Ninja Foodi Smart XL Grill post. This post also contains affiliate links. If you purchase via these links, I may receive a small commission at no additional cost to you. All opinions expressed are my own.

Ninja Foodi Smart XL Grill

Ninja Foodi Smart XL Grill

Are you looking for some great recipes to cook on your beautiful Ninja Foodi Smart XL Grill? While there are almost infinite recipes you can make and enjoy, I think I have one that you are really going to love! It’s Niman Ranch Applewood Smoked Bacon-wrapped Peppercorn-Crusted Angus Beef Tenderloin Filet.

If you aren’t sure what the Ninja Foodi Smart XL Grill actually is, let me explain it to you. First of all, the entire Ninja Kitchen line is fantastic, and this grill is just more of the same!! In other words, it’s great. It’s easy to use, easy to clean, and doesn’t take up a ton of space. It’s also versatile and makes cooking dinner a quick and easy process. I know for a fact that Ninja Kitchen products help make sticking to a healthy lifestyle easy and convenient and we really do love the products in our house and use them all the time.

The Ninja Foodi and the Ninja Foodi Smart XL Grill are just so important on those late days when you got home too late or simply lost track of the time. It’a great on those early meals when the kids have to run to one activity of another and you have to get them fed beforehand. It’s even great for those meals where you really would rather just order in but really also want to be good and cook something healthy!! I kind of think you have an idea of what I’m referring to, right? Anyway, these products are lifesavers!

Ninja Foodi XL Grill

Ninja Foodi Smart XL Grill + Niman Ranch = Amazing

The Ninja® Foodi™ Smart XL Grill delivers your perfect doneness without the guesswork. Its actually pretty amazing. The XL capacity means you can grill up to 6 steaks at once, virtually smoke free. I mean…there’s was literally just about zero smoke…and my alarm company is thankful for this. It even transforms into an air fryer, which is an amazing way to cook, right? Ok, now let’s get into the recipe itself!!

I wanted to come up with a recipe that shows off what the Ninja Foodi Smart XL Grill can do. A little decadence, yet very simple. I quickly decided that Niman Ranch and it’s amazing products had to be a part of this mix. Period, end of story. The best meats equal the best meals, right? Bacon, check. Pepper, check. Filet Mignon, check. I mean, what else could you possible ask for, right?

I’m really happy with how this bacon-wrapped, peppercorn-crusted Niman Ranch Angus Beef Tenderloin Filet came out. It’s bursting with flavor and texture, and really is a delicious, if somewhat decadent meal.

Cooking with the Ninja Foodi Smart X Grill made cooking it quick and simple with little to no mess and fast cleanup. It really is great. Let’s get into the recipe and you can see for yourself!

Ninja Foodi Smart XL Grill

Niman Ranch Applewood Smoked Bacon-wrapped Peppercorn-Crusted Angus Beef Tenderloin Filet Recipe

  • Prep: 10 minutes
  • Cook: 10 minutes
  • Makes: 1 serving


  • 3 tablespoons whole peppercorns
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 Niman Ranch Angus Beef Tenderloin Filet (7 ounces)
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • Kosher salt, as desired
  • 2 pieces Niman Ranch Applewood Smoked Bacon

Tip: If you are looking to save some calories, omit the oil on the steak. You can also use Greek-style yogurt in-lieu of butter.

Ninja Foodi XL Grill


  1. Plug thermometer into unit. Insert grill grate in unit and close hood. Select GRILL. The unit will default to HI, which is the correct temperature setting for this recipe. Select PRESET. The unit will default to BEEF, which is the correct setting for this recipe. Use the arrows to the left of the display to set desired doneness. Press START/STOP to begin preheating.
  2. While the unit is preheating, place peppercorns in a plastic zip bag and crush into small pieces.
  3. Add the crushed peppercorns to a small bowl with the butter and mix until fully combined.
  4. Brush the steak with oil on all sides and season with salt, as desired. .
  5. Evenly cover the steak with peppercorn butter on all sides.
  6. Wrap the bacon around the steak and secure with toothpicks. Insert the thermometer horizontally into the center of the thickest part of the steak.
  7. When unit beeps to signify is has preheated, place the bacon-wrapped steak on the grill grate, gently pressing down to maximize grill marks. Close hood over the thermometer cord. When unit beeps, and the display reads FLIP, use silicon-tipped tongs to flip the steaks. Close hood to continue cooking.
  8. When unit beeps to signal the steak is almost done cooking, transfer steak to a plate or cutting board and allow to rest for 5 minutes. Serve immediately.

Well, what do you think? I think it’s pretty tasty. Do you? Will you be trying it? Be sure to check out my other Ninja Foodi Smart XL Grill recipe, Niman Ranch Beef: Flatiron Steak with Chimichurri Sauce!

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Bacon wrapped Filet

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You get all that quality Perdue Farms that you love PLUS goodies from all of the brands that they own, too, like Niman Ranch, Coleman Natural, and Panorama Organic Grass-Fed Meats!! Beef, chicken, pork, even chicken fingers are available for your pleasure. There’s just so much you can make, like Creamy Dill Chicken and Broccoli over Egg NoodlesCheesy Stuffed Pepper Casserole, and Dr. Pepper Chicken!

Niman Ranch Angus Filet

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Check out this site to read the stories of these wonderful family farmers that work with Perdue. It really made me feel great about supporting Perdue and working with them in any way I could. It’s a fascinating and really great way to understand where you food is coming from. It’s a good thing to know that your food is coming from a good place where people take great pains to care for the animals. It shows in the product.

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Bacon-Wrapped Peppercorn-Crusted Filet Recipe on the Ninja Foodi Smart XL Grill was last modified: February 28th, 2021 by Bill Sweeney

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Jessica Collazo March 1, 2021 - 10:25 AM

This looks super yummy I would love to try it I need to get my hands on that Ninja

April March 1, 2021 - 11:26 AM

That looks so amazing! I LOVE bacon wrapped anything, and you can’t beat a good steak. I need to check out Perdu.

Elise Ho March 1, 2021 - 12:38 PM

I definitely need to send this recipe to my son. It looks great and the gill is super neat too.

angela March 1, 2021 - 12:51 PM

That’s superb recipe.I definitely gonna try it.Ninja grill sounds so interesting.

Kuntala March 1, 2021 - 2:43 PM

That looks like an amazing piece of kitchen equipment! I can see myself using that a lot.

Cinny March 1, 2021 - 3:31 PM

That looks pretty good! I could use one of those.

Amy March 1, 2021 - 5:42 PM

That look insanely good! Love how far kitchen appliances have come which allows us home cooks to create restaurant quality food. Love that you support your local farmers too. So important during these difficult times.

Mira Dessy March 1, 2021 - 9:05 PM

I hadn’t heard of this little girl before. Thanks for the info and the recipe idea

Mira Dessy March 1, 2021 - 9:07 PM

I hadn’t heard of this little grill before. Thanks for sharing and for the recipe idea

Rosey March 1, 2021 - 10:56 PM

This looks great. We have had 3 Ninja blenders (I gave the first two to grown kids who wanted them and still had to get myself one because I missed it) and I would love to have this in the kitchen.

Neha March 2, 2021 - 12:23 AM

Wow this recipe sounds so fun! I have always been a fan of ninja and I need to check this one out.

Gervin Khan March 2, 2021 - 4:47 AM

Wow, the name sounds lit as well as the product. Are you a fan of Naruto? Kidding aside, that’s what I thought when I see the word ninja.

Shilpa bindlish March 2, 2021 - 5:02 AM

That’s a smart looking appliance. I would love to own something like this.

Angelica Sereda March 2, 2021 - 6:51 AM

That Ninja looks awesome. Anything wrapped in bacon would be a hit in our house!

Elizabeth O March 2, 2021 - 7:01 AM

That grill looks amazing. I love how easy and fast the food cooks up, and I love that it allows us to grill no matter what time of year it is.

khoingn | The Broad Life March 2, 2021 - 10:51 AM

Bacon is actually my favorite. Thanks for sharing the recipe!
But honestly I like the Ninja griller the most in this post haha. It’s cool evenly from the name.

Romy March 2, 2021 - 3:34 PM

It’s lunchtime for me and this looks so delicious! I totally want to get my hubby a Ninja Grill, I like how easy it is to cook on it

Heather March 2, 2021 - 3:37 PM

I want to get one of these for my husband! He can make so many delicious meals with it!

Emman Damian March 2, 2021 - 5:51 PM

Bacon-Wrapped Peppercorn-Crusted Filet sounds so yummy! Can’t wait to do this recipe on weekends. Sounds so easy to do!

Marysa March 2, 2021 - 9:29 PM

What an awesome little grill! The food looks amazing and it would be so convenient to have the Ninja Foodie.

Lyanna Soria March 3, 2021 - 8:19 AM

That grill is amazing and that dish is looking quite delicious!

Food Cashback Deals April 29, 2022 - 2:23 AM

Hi, you share a wonderful food recipe and I got a lot to know after reading the article. As a food lover, I always prefer to eat healthy and organic food to keep myself fit and energetic. Thanks for sharing it!


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