Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Filet Mignon with a Mushroom-Blue Cheese Sauce

Jon was traveling earlier this week, so I wanted to make him a nice steak dinner when he returned. I found this recipe for Steak Tenderloin in a Mushroom and Blue Cheese sauce in Kevin's blog, Closet Cooking. Looks delicious, doesn't it?

I had planned on following the recipe and cooking the steaks on the stove. But then it was almost 70 degrees today so Jon suggested grilling. I seasoned the steaks with salt and pepper before grilling. I still made the sauce, and even though I didn't have the brown bits and juices from the steak to scrape up, it was delicious.

Below is only the sauce recipe. For the full recipe including pan-cooking the steaks, see Kevin's post.


  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 small onion (sliced)
  • 2 cloves garlic (chopped)
  • 1 teaspoon thyme (chopped) (I omitted this - Jon's not a fan)
  • 8 ounces mushrooms (sliced)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup beef broth
  • 1 splash brandy
  • 1/2 cup blue cheese (crumbled)


  • Add butter and oil to a saute pan; heat over a medium flame
  • Add the onion and saute at medium heat until tender, about 5 minutes
  • Add the garlic and saute until fragrant, about a minute
  • Add the mushrooms and season with salt and pepper and saute until tender, about 7-9 minutes
  • Add the broth and brandy and deglaze the pan and simmer until it has reduced by half (I added the brandy first, let it absorb into the mushrooms, and then added the broth)
  • Remove from heat and stir in the blue cheese and pour over the steaks.

Mmmm, mmm! The mushrooms completely took on the flavor of the blue cheese. It was such a rich and flavorful sauce, and I loved when it mixed with the potatoes, too. Yum!

Here is my plate -

I served the steaks with garlic smashed potatoes and sauteed spinach.

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  1. I guess there is no "Meals on Wheels" with this one :) Thanx for adding my blog to your blog list


  2. This looks wonderful and such a great meal!

  3. Mmm, this caught my eye immediately and then I realized I commented on this one on Kevin's blog too! I guess that means I should make this soon!