filet mignon with madeira sauce

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins

easy enough , yet elegant

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. in skillet heat 2 tbsp butter with oil.
  2. add mushrooms, garlic and onions, cook until lightly browned, remove, season with thyme,, salt, pepper.
  3. add the rest of the butter and oil to skillet, brown fillets about 5 minutes per side for medium rare, remove.
  4. add madeira to pan, reduce by half.
  5. add broth and reduce, add cream and stir to thicken.
  6. add mushrooms back to pan, add filets to warm through.


Most Helpful

Yes, easy, elegant and a wonderful sauce. Did not change a thing and we very much enjoyed it. Thanks Chia!!

Pets'R'us February 01, 2003

Great!! Made mashed potatoes with it to soak up that incredible sauce. Excellent!!

Terry Goldfarb January 17, 2004

Great steak Chia! I did go ahead and grill the steaks and just made the sauce as is, except leaving out the 1T of butter since I didn't make the meat in the pan. I might put it in next time to maybe thicken the sauce a bit more. The only change I'm going to make next time is to season the meat some before grilling - we're used to a more seasoned meat and I think it would only enhance the wonderful sauce more. Thanks for a great recipe Chia.

DDW October 05, 2003

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