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Merlot Filet Mignon

Although this is a simple recipe, the filet is rich and elegant enough for a special occasion. Add a salad and rolls, and dinner is done! —Jauneen Hosking, Waterford, Wisconsin
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
  • Makes
    2 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 beef tenderloin steaks (8 ounces each)
  • 3 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup merlot
  • 2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt

Directions

  • In a small skillet, cook steaks in 1 tablespoon butter and the olive oil over medium heat until meat reaches desired doneness (for medium-rare, a thermometer should read 135°; medium, 140°; medium-well, 145°), 4-6 minutes on each side. Remove and keep warm.
  • In the same skillet, add wine, stirring to loosen browned bits from pan. Bring to a boil; cook until liquid is reduced to 1/4 cup. Add the cream, salt and remaining butter; bring to a boil. Cook and stir until slightly thickened and butter is melted, 1-2 minutes. Serve with steaks.
Nutrition Facts
1 steak with 2 tablespoons sauce: 690 calories, 43g fat (20g saturated fat), 165mg cholesterol, 279mg sodium, 4g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 49g protein.

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