Prep 10 mins
Cook 25 mins
From Cooking Light (May 2005).
- cooking spray
- 2 cups vidalia onions or 2 cups other sweet onion, sliced
- 1⁄8 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄8 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1⁄2 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1⁄2 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄4 teaspoon ground red pepper
- 1⁄4 teaspoon black pepper
- 4 (4 ounce) filet mignon
- Heat a grill pan over medium-high heat.
- Coat pan with cooking spray.
- Add onion; sprinkle with 1/8 teaspoon salt and 1/8 teaspoon black pepper.
- Cook 8 minutes or until browned, stirring occasionally.
- Remove from pan; keep warm.
- Combine garlic powder and next 5 ingredients (everything except the meat) in a small bowl; sprinkle this mixture over both sides of beef.
- Add beef to pan; grill 5 minutes on each side or until desired degree of doneness.
- Serve topped with grilled onions.
I have never had a filet mignon I did not like. This was good, but not my favorite preparation. Next time perhaps I will try it grilled like one of the other reviewers who rated this recipe outstanding -- that could be the differences. I liked the mixture of spices, and the onion topping.
I thought it was fantastic. Although I grilled it rather than pan frying (just couldn't do that to an expensive cut of meat!). The spices worked well together. I wouldn't change a thing.
Perfect cooking instructions! My husband couldn't believe I wasn't going to grill these. I wanted to follow directions as written and they turned out perfect, pink on the inside and juicy. The grilled onions were fantastic on it as well. The only change I would make my next time making this is to drasticly reduce, or leave out the cumin. It was just too strong in the spice mix. It overpowered all the others. I didn't enjoy the taste of cunin on steak either. I did feel a tiny bit of heat from the red pepper and if some like it spicier, add more! Again, a great steak from this recipe. Pam :-)