Beef Filets With Cognac-Mushroom & Onion Sauce

Total Time
1hr 26mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 56 mins

I love these, I make them from memory - here is my attempt at writing this down and giving you quantities.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Sprinkle beef evenly with 1/2 teaspoon salt or 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper.
  2. Brown filets in 1 tablespoon hot oil in an ovenproof or cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat 3 minutes on each side.
  3. Remove filets, reserving drippings in skillet.
  4. Melt 2 teablespoons butter in drippings over medium-high heat.
  5. Add yellow and red onion rings, and saute 5 minutes.
  6. Add green onions, shallots, mushrooms and garlic.(If more oil is needed add remaining tablespoon), saute 15 minutes or until lightly browned.
  7. Stir in cognac and broth; cook over medium-high heat, stirring constantly, until liquid evaporates(about 5 minutes).
  8. Place filets on top of onion mixture in skillet.
  9. Cover with aluminum foil.
  10. Bake at 400F for 15-20 minutes or until thermometer inserted in thickest portion of meat register 135F(medium rare).
  11. Remove filets from skillet, reserving onion mixture in skillet, cover filets loosely, and let stand at room temperature 10 minute.
  12. Cook onion mixture over medium heat, stirring constantly; 5 min or until liquid evaporates.
  13. Add salt and pepper to taste, if needed.
  14. Serve with filets.
Most Helpful

Although it took abit of attention to prepare, the onion mushroom mixture was great. I wasn't fond of the way the steak was prepared, I think I would prefer it grilled or maybe put some mixture on top of steak (to meld the flavours) while they finish cooking. I used brandy for the cognac... I'm curious what the red wine would be like so I'll try that next time. Nice recipe, thanks for sharing.

Mustang Sally 54269 December 24, 2009

This was so good!!! What an experience. If you see smudges on this review it is due to my mascara running. I cried the whole time. What ever you do don't fight with your loved one, you will not be able to KISS and make up with all these onions. The onion and mushroom mixture browned beautifully. I found no need to add extra oil due to the mushrooms making their own liquid. The flavor was to die for. I prepared as posted with only one change and that was using only 3 green onions (its what I had on hand). Thanks, DiScharf for posting this tasty dish.

teresas September 06, 2006