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Spicy Filet Mignon

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 25 min.

Makes

6 servings

I adapted this recipe from a seasoning I saw for blackened catfish. Because these steaks have a lot of kick, I make a more mellow side dish, like buttered potatoes or grilled fresh vegetables. —Vera Kobiako, Jupiter, Florida

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons paprika
  • 2 teaspoons onion salt
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons dried basil
  • 1 to 1-1/2 teaspoons cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 6 beef tenderloin steaks (1-1/2 inches thick and 8 ounces each)

Directions

  1. Combine the seasonings; rub over steaks. Grill, covered, over indirect medium heat for 9-11 minutes on each side or until meat reaches desired doneness (for medium-rare, a thermometer should read 135°; medium, 140°; medium-well, 145°).

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