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Bleu Cheese Crusted Filet Mignon

Bleu Cheese Crusted Filet Mignon
Yields 4
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
30 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
30 min
Ingredients
  1. 2 tablespoons bleu cheese crumbles
  2. 1/4 cup plain bread crumbs
  3. 2 teaspoons fines herbs (recommended: Spice Islands)
  4. 1/2 teaspoon olive oil, plus 1 tablespoon
  5. 4 (6-ounce) filet mignon steaks
  6. Salt and freshly ground black pepper, for seasoning, plus 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  7. 1/2 cup cognac
  8. 1 cup beef stock
  9. 1 teaspoon crushed garlic
  10. 1/4 cup chopped onion
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with foil; set aside.
  2. In a small mixing bowl, combine bleu cheese, bread crumbs, herbs, and 1/2 teaspoon of olive oil; set aside.
  3. Add 1 tablespoon olive oil to a large saute pan and heat over medium-high heat. Season steaks with salt and pepper and to add pan, but do not crowd. Sear 1 to 2 minutes per side just to brown. Remove pan from heat and transfer steaks onto prepared baking sheet.
  4. Top each steak with 1/4 of blue cheese mixture. Finish cooking steaks in preheated oven for 4 minutes for medium-rare, 6 minutes for medium, and 8 minutes for well done.
  5. Return pan to stove and deglaze with cognac by scraping bits from bottom of pan. Add remaining ingredients and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce liquid by half.
  6. Serve steaks hot with sauce.
Adapted from Sandra Lee
Adapted from Sandra Lee
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