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Filet Mignon with String Bean Side and Sautéed Bella Mushrooms

Filet Mignon with String Bean Side and Sautéed Mushrooms, Yes to CookingFor a middle of the week dinner, sometimes you just want something that is quick and simple.  However, that shouldn’t mean you need to compromise taste.  Because filet mignon is a very lean, tender cut of meat, it only requires a quick pan searing and you’re good to go.  Serving filet mignon with a side of string beans, baby bell peppers, and bella mushrooms makes this a complete and delicious meal for a not-so-ordinary weekday evening.

Total Time: 45 minutes

Yield: 2 servings

 

Ingredients:
String Bean and Baby Bell Pepper Side
1 tbsp. oil
2 cloves crushed garlic
1 cup of diced baby bell peppers (about 5 – 6 pieces)
1/2 lb. string beans

Sautéed Bella Mushrooms
10 oz sliced bella mushrooms
3 shallots, peeled and sliced
2 tbsp.  salted butter
1 tbsp. all-purpose flour (for gravy)
salt and pepper to taste

Filet Mignon
2 (4-5 oz) filet mignon
2 tbsp. olive oil
pepper to taste

Directions:
String Bean and Baby Bell Pepper Side
1) Boil water in a pot and add string beans.  Cook for approximately 3-5 minutes until string beans are tender.  Remove and set aside.
2) In a pan, sauté garlic in oil.  Add diced baby bell peppers and cook until soft for about 3 minutes.
3) Plate string beans and top with baby bell peppers.

Sautéed Bella Mushrooms
1) In a medium pan, add butter, shallots and bella mushrooms and sauté over medium-high heat until softened.  Remove mushrooms and shallots from the heat and let sit in a bowl for a few minutes.
2) Stir in all-purpose flour with a wire whisk or spatula into the drippings. Continue stirring over low heat until the gravy begins to thicken and reach desired consistency.
3) Season with salt and pepper.

Filet Mignon
1) Remove the steak from the refrigerator at least 15-20 minutes before you start cooking.
2) Pat dry the steaks with a paper towel then lightly coat steaks with olive oil.  Season with pepper on both sides.
3) Heat a 11-13″ skillet on medium-high heat and sear filet mignon for approx. 7-9 minutes on each side (depending on thickness and preferred doneness) until the tops are crusty.
4) Use a meat thermometer to test for doneness.  There should be an internal temperature of:
  • 120F for rare
  • 125F for medium rare
  • 130F for medium

5) Remove steak from skillet.  Transfer to a plate and cover loosely with aluminum foil and let rest 5-10 minutes.
6) Serve with string bean and baby bell pepper side, and top with sautéed bella mushrooms.

Filet Mignon with String Bean Side and Sautéed Mushrooms, Yes to Cooking

Filet Mignon with String Bean Side and Sautéed Mushrooms, Yes to Cooking

Filet Mignon with String Bean Side and Sautéed Mushrooms, Yes to Cooking

 

Tips:
To ensure that your steak keeps its juices, do not salt the filet mignon before cooking because the salt will draw out the moisture from the steak.  Only add pepper prior to adding the steak to the skilled.

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