Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins
Kansas City was and still is considered a "Cow Town". We are blessed to call The Hereford House our hometown restaurant. Celebrating 50 years they finally shared their recipes in the local paper. If you can't make it to KC at least you can eat like you're here.
- 1 (8 ounce) filet of beef, wrapped in bacon
- 1⁄8 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄8 teaspoon pepper
- 2 ounces butter, divided
- 1 (2 ounce) crab cakes
- 5 asparagus spears
- 1 cup mashed potatoes
- 3 ounces bearnaise sauce
- 1 teaspoon parsley, chopped
- Season both sides of the fillet with salt and pepper. Place on a hot grill and cook 4 minutes on one side. Turn steak over and cook additional 4 minutes.
- In separate skillet, add 1 ounce of the butter and the crab cake and sear on one side. Turn over and sear the other side.
- Cook crab cake until hot all the way through. Keep warm.
- In separate skillet, add remaining butter and cook the asparagus. Cook until cooked through and hot. Turn heat down to keep warm.
- Remove steak from grill and top with the crab cake. Pipe the mashed potatoes to the side of the fillet. Lay the asparagus against the fillet and potatoes. Pour the bearnaise sauce over the steak and crab cake.
- Garnish with chopped parsley.
I made this for a Christmas meal with two other couples - all very close; have been friends for many years. We know one another well enough to be completely honest!!! Everyone raved about this dish. One of my friends actually said it was the best meal he can remember eating in years!! "Better than any restaurant". Very easy to make and the results are fabulous!
Fabulous recipe! I topped my filet with lump crab VS the crab cake the recipe calls for and it was to die for. Next time , I'll try it with the crab cake, I'm sure it will be just as outrageous!
This is definitely restaurant quality food. We practically SWOON when we have this. MMMMM! My husband doesn't even care for beef much. The only change I made was to omit wrapping the filet in bacon. Someday I will try that, but it's wonderful without.