Filet Mignon With Goat Cheese and Balsamic Reduction

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins

filet mignon is my favorite cut of beef, and i travel to philadelphia's italian market to a butcher who knows how to cut it right. this is yet another easy way to serve this delectable steak, from food network.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 12 cups balsamic vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 6 (5 ounce) filet mignon steaks (each about 1-inch thick)
  • salt & freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 ounces soft fresh goat cheese


  1. Boil the balsamic vinegar and sugar in a heavy small saucepan over medium-high heat until reduced to 1/3 cup, stirring occasionally, about 18 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, preheat the broiler.
  3. Melt the butter in a heavy large skillet over medium-high heat.
  4. Sprinkle the steaks with salt and pepper.
  5. Cook the steaks to desired doneness, about 3 minutes per side for medium-rare.
  6. Transfer the steaks to a baking sheet.
  7. Crumble the cheese over the steaks and broil just until the cheese melts, about 1 minute.
  8. Sprinkle with pepper.
  9. Transfer the steaks to plates. Drizzle the balsamic sauce around the steaks and serve.
Most Helpful

Fantastic! Loved it. Word of advice: you can't make the sauce in advance because it gets hard when it cools.

QueenOf1211 January 04, 2011

Just an FYI..if you look for it a lot of markets nw sell Balsamic Reductions already pre packaged in the isle with vinegars or condiments. Its delish on vanilla ice cream as well..which I know sounds gross but believe me its YUMMAY!

princesspt_7553705 April 26, 2014

Absolutely delicious! The grocery had top sirloin steaks on sale, and I had goat cheese to use and ran across your recipe. I grilled the steaks to medium rare, topped with goat cheese and placed under the broiler for 1 minute ... perfection! I will definiltely make this again!

Cook4_6 February 04, 2012