Filet with a Merlot Sauce


Filet mignon with an excellent Merlot wine sauce.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs 30 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 45 mins


  • 1 (750 milliliter) bottle Merlot wine

  • 2 (14.5 ounce) cans low-sodium chicken broth

  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can beef broth

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened

  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 6 (6 ounce) fillets beef tenderloin

  • freshly ground black pepper to taste

  • ¼ cup chopped shallots

  • 1 tablespoon chopped garlic

  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme


  1. In a heavy saucepan over high heat, combine wine, chicken broth, and beef broth. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer until mixture is reduced to 2 cups, about an hour. (This can be prepared a day ahead — cover and refrigerate).

  2. In a small bowl, mix butter and flour. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Sprinkle steaks with salt and pepper; cook in hot oil until medium-rare, about 4 minutes per side. Transfer steaks to a plate.

  3. Stir shallots, garlic, and thyme into the skillet. Add 2 cups reduced wine mixture; bring to a boil, scraping up any browned bits. Whisk in butter mixture until smooth. Boil sauce until thick enough to coat a spoon, about 2 to 3 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

398 Calories
17g Fat
6g Carbs
31g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 398
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 17g 21%
Saturated Fat 7g 34%
Cholesterol 96mg 32%
Sodium 354mg 15%
Total Carbohydrate 6g 2%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 31g
Vitamin C 1mg 6%
Calcium 28mg 2%
Iron 5mg 25%
Potassium 643mg 14%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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