Filet Mignon with Balsamic Mushroom Sauce

Filet Mignon with Balsamic Mushroom Sauce

Filet Mignon with Balsamic Mushroom Sauce

Featuring:  Rosemary Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Bourbon Balsamic Vinegar


  • 4 Tbsp unsalted butter, divided
  • 2 Tbsp Rosemary Extra Virgin Olive Oil Divided 
  • 3 Tbsp Bourbon Balsamic Vinegar
  • 16 oz baby bella mushrooms, thickly sliced
  • 1 small or 1/2 medium yellow onion, finely diced
  • 4 medium garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 Tbsp chopped fresh thyme, or 1 tsp dry thyme if you must
  • 4 6 oz each filet mignon steaks (about 1 1/2" thick)
  • 1/2 cup Barefoot Merlot
  • 1 1/2 cups low sodium beef broth
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • Salt and Pepper to taste


Place a large heavy-bottomed pan over medium/high heat and melt in 2 Tbsp butter and 1 Tbsp oil. Add thickly sliced mushrooms and cook 5 min until soft. Stir in onion and cook another 3 minutes. Press in garlic cloves then season with 1/4 tsp salt, 1/4 tsp pepper and 1 Tbsp fresh thyme. Cook another 2 min, stirring constantly until garlic is fragrant, then transfer mushroom mixture to a plate. Wipe the skillet clean with a wet papertowel.

Pat dry steaks with a paper towel and season all over with salt and pepper (we use a total of 1 tsp salt and 1/4 tsp pepper).

Place the same pan over medium/high heat and add 2 Tbsp butter and 1 Tbsp oil. When butter is hot and finished foaming, add seasoned steaks to skillet and saute, turning over once with tongs about 3-5 min per side for medium-rare (I cooked 5-6 min per side for medium doneness). If steak is browning too fast, reduce heat to medium. Use tongs to transfer steaks to the plate with mushrooms.

Add 1/2 cup Merlot and boil until reduced by half (3 min), scraping the bottom with a spatula to deglaze the pan. Add 1 1/2 cups broth and boil until about 2/3 cup liquid remains (5-6 min). Add 1/2 cup cream, and bourbon balsamic vinegar and simmer until sauce thickens slighly (2 min). Return mushrooms and steak to the pan and heat until warmed through (1 - 2 min). Season sauce to taste with more salt & pepper if desired (I added about 1/4 tsp more salt). Enjoy!

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