Cracked Black Pepper Crusted Filet Medallions (With Cremini)

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 15 mins

This has been my favorite dish in ALL food categories for some time now. Thankfully, I don't have a weight or heart problem...yet. ;o) I recommend using filet mignon and Italian cremini mushrooms as they are an integral part of the resulting flavor. I love the way the pepper is tempered by the cream sauce. Just typing this out has prompted me to make this again tonight. Let me know what you think!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. While heating the oil and 1 T of butter in a large sauté pan over medium high heat, season the tenderloins with cracked black pepper and salt.
  2. Place the tenderloins in the hot pan and sauté for 4 minutes, then turn and sauté for 3 minutes.
  3. Cover with foil and set aside.
  4. Slice mushrooms and set aside.
  5. Heat 2 T soft butter in a large saucepan over medium high heat.
  6. When hot, add shallots and mushrooms and sauté for 2 minutes.
  7. Add the minced garlic and sauté until it becomes soft.
  8. Add the heavy cream and steak juice from set-aside plate and reduce by one-third.
  9. Season with salt and pepper.
  10. Finally, add the basil and keep warm.
  11. Have little hope of keeping your arteries open while enjoying this awesome dish.
Most Helpful

Wow ! Yum. Next time I am going to try this recipe with Flax Milk. I will use olive oil as well for flavor. I will also try it covered in butter and blue cheese which go great with beef. I don't eat much meat but this is how I like it and rare! Thanks for this recipe.

I_Fortuna May 07, 2011

Excellent. Subbed skim milk for cream so as was to be expected, my sauce was much thinner, but sooooo excellent! Loved it and so did hubby:)

baking&biking March 09, 2009