filet mignon with tarragon

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 30 mins

what a wonderful meal that is so easy to prepare. i love this served with new potatoes and a salad.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. heat oil in saucepan, add shallots and cook for 3 minutes.
  2. add stock, wine and brandy, reduce until thickened, 5 minutes.
  3. add cream, reduce until 3/4 c, set sauce aside melt butter in skillet, add garlic, saute 1 minute.
  4. add spinach, cook until wilted, tossing, about 2 minutes, set aside in another skillet heat oil, add tenderloins and cook until med rare, about 5 mins per side (i like mine cooked longer).
  5. divide spinach between 4 plates, top each with a filet.
  6. add sauce back to pan, stir in mustard and tarragon, add salt& pepper to taste, pour over steaks.


Most Helpful

Excellent, I used concentrated beef stock from a jar and used a bit more cream when I did the final taste check, lovely sauce and I loved the spinach that went with the dish.

Pets'R'us April 18, 2003

Very easy and very good. I served it to company and they were most impressed. I shared the recipe and they were even more impressed since the dish appears to be much more complicated.

Vicki in AZ May 20, 2003

I thought that this was a simple, very tasty sauce. I must say that I find it difficult to find the reviews useful when someone has changed every ingredient in a recipe. A few minor changes is quite different than omitting half of the ingredients and changing the others. How can you rate it that way?

burtondogs September 11, 2010

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