Tender filet mignon is drizzled with a savory gorgonzola cream sauce and topped with crumbled bacon bits and sliced green onions.

Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
1 hr
additional:
10 mins
total:
1 hr 15 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Pour heavy cream into a saucepan and bring to a boil over medium heat. Reduce heat and simmer until the cream has reduced by half, stirring occasionally, about an hour. Remove from heat and whisk in the Gorgonzola cheese and Parmesan cheese, salt, pepper, and nutmeg, until the cheese has melted.

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  • Season the beef tenderloin with lemon pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper. Set aside. Place the bacon in a large, deep skillet, and cook over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until evenly browned, about 10 minutes. Drain the bacon on a paper towel-lined plate.

  • Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat, and lightly oil the grate.

  • Cook the steaks until they start to firm, and are reddish-pink and juicy in the center, 3 to 5 minutes per side. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read 130 degrees F (54 degrees C). Remove the steaks from the grill and tent with foil to rest for 5 to 10 minutes. Serve each steak with the Gorgonzola sauce and top with crumbled bacon and chopped green onion.

Nutrition Facts

1456 calories; protein 54.9g 110% DV; carbohydrates 9g 3% DV; fat 133.6g 206% DV; cholesterol 496.3mg 165% DV; sodium 1567.8mg 63% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
08/17/2009
I only made the sauce from this recipe and it is wonderful. We had 10 people for dinner with a Tenderloin and everyone asked me for the recipe. I made this dish the night before and to warm it I placed it over a pan of water and heated. I did use more Gorgonzola cheese than the recipe calls for. Cut back on quantities because it's so rich people only take a little bit. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
10/14/2009
I let this simmer for about an hour and 15 minutes. it did only reduce by about a third. In my opinion it could have used a lot more gorgonzola as i found this to be quite bland. i don't know if it is because i did not add the nutmeg ( i cant stand nutmeg) or what but nothing I need to rush to make again. Read More
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225 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 193
  • 4 star values: 22
  • 3 star values: 8
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
08/17/2009
I only made the sauce from this recipe and it is wonderful. We had 10 people for dinner with a Tenderloin and everyone asked me for the recipe. I made this dish the night before and to warm it I placed it over a pan of water and heated. I did use more Gorgonzola cheese than the recipe calls for. Cut back on quantities because it's so rich people only take a little bit. Read More
(85)
Rating: 5 stars
05/17/2010
I think this is sinfully good. To the negative reviews on the calories... HELLO!! It doesn't take a genius to see it's a rich recipe but to rate it poorly for that reason is nonsense. Thanks for a great recipe! :) Read More
(85)
Rating: 5 stars
08/28/2009
I made this with less parmesan cheese (simply b/c of preference) and half and half instead of heavy cream to reduce the richness but added cayenne pepper to give the sauce a kick. In addition I sliced the tenderloin into small half dollar size pieces and plated them along with potato pancakes. Everyone had a second helping Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/04/2010
Rich and delicious! Definitely not for those counting calories! I made this for two filets so I cut back on the sauce. This is one of those sauces that you have to do to your tastes. I used one cup of light cream and brought it to a boil and let it reduce a bit. I used two to three ounces of gorgonzola cheese and about three tsp. of parmesan cheese. I added salt pepper nutmeg and a bit of cayenne. I added the crumbled bacon right to the sauce. I seasoned the filets as we usually do for grilling. Once they came off I poured a bit of the sauce over top then topped them off with sliced green onion. Perfect with grilled baked potaotes and a garden salad! Read More
(46)
Rating: 5 stars
01/14/2010
I made this for Christmas and it was a BIG success! The only thing I would do different is cook the sauce first and let it cool and then spread onto the steak when they are done. I had no left overs just them wanting more! Thank you very much for sharing. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/17/2010
I use cream of mushroom soup with skim milk whisked in to make up volume instead of cream here. I also add some sliced mushrooms near the end of cooking and increase the Gorgonzola a bit (okay and I add a bit of garlic... I love my garlic!). Make sure to use a nice high quality cheese. I tried it once with an amazing goat Gorgonzola and another time with a cheaper pre-crumbled variety. You can definitely taste the difference and I think I'd have to double the cheaper one to get the same flavour out of it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/17/2010
Seriously amazing. The only change we made was using chives in place of the green onions because we have a ton of those growing in our garden. YUM!!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/10/2010
This was amazing! Soooooo good. I was able to make the sauce ahead of time which was nice. I used a little more cheese (maybe 5 oz.) and it was a little much so I added a little more heavy cream. I also omitted the nutmeg. Can't wait to make it again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/15/2009
Great sauce recipe. I added sun dried tomatoes and black olives to it. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
10/14/2009
I let this simmer for about an hour and 15 minutes. it did only reduce by about a third. In my opinion it could have used a lot more gorgonzola as i found this to be quite bland. i don't know if it is because i did not add the nutmeg ( i cant stand nutmeg) or what but nothing I need to rush to make again. Read More
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