Dawn, I signed up just to tell you how great this recipe is. It's the best and one of the easiet filet mignon recipes I've ever made. I was hesitate to try it without a grill to cook the meat on since that's about the only way I like my steaks cooked. Only thing I changed was I added a 2x more tomato paste - only because I like tomato-ey flavors, briefly cooked a little minced garlic with the steaks, then quickly removed the garlic and added to the sauce (before it burned), and added some steak drippings - I used olive oil and butter -to the sauce when the steaks were done. Awesomely good. Thanks for sharing. I hope you'll post more of your recipes.
Oh Yum! Did this with beef tenderloin steaks done on the bbq. I used a good quality red wine vinegar instead of balsamic as it is less sweet. Used one of our favourite dry red wines - best tip is to use a wine you'd be happy to drink. This is a very fast & easy recipe to whip up yet one that will be sure to impress guests.
Unbelievably delicious!!!!!!! ...take my word for it...it is divine! Thanks so much!
Yo, this was good!! Doesn't matter how you cook your filet, the sauce makes this dish. I BBQ my filet and used a nice CA red wine in the sauce. Jody Puentes' review is wack like her cooking skills. It's not what you expected cause you used wine from a box. And 45 minutes to make the sauce?? It probably took you 45 minutes to read the recipe!! HAHA, great post Dawn. Booyah Kasha!!!
I made this last night for myself and my boyfriend...mind you, we eat out alot...this was wonderful!!! It only took about 20 minuetes total to make my entire meal. The sauce was amazing. I will never pay for this meal at a restraunt again. It was also pretty cheap for as elegant as this meal turned out to be.This is definatly a keeper!!!Thank you.
Not worth all the effort, it took me 45 minutes just to make the sauce & it was OK, I expected WOW from Dawn's description. She must not have ever been to a real 5 star restaurant!
The sauce can stand alone!! My friend asked to take a little jar home for tomorrow! Yummy, yummy.... Cooked with a baked potato (everyone put the sauce on that too) and the Green Beans to Impress. What a great Thanksgiving meal!!
Made this for Valentine's Day for my hubby - was really delicious. I wasn't wild about the sauce on it's own and worried it wouldn't be good but matched with the filet, it was better than any we've had in a restaurant! Paired with boiled baby potatoes and asparagus. Mmmm!
I made this recipe for my DH for Valentine's Day and we both loved it. I couldn't find shitake mushrooms so I just used brown mushrooms. It was still delicious and very easy. Will definitley make again.
Oh...My....GOSH!!! This was delicious! You don't need a lot on the Filet - the flavor is so concentrated...but explosive! I WILL make this dish again and again...wouldn't change a thing.