This has turned out to be my wife's absolute favorite recipe for filet mignon with mushrooms. The original called for about a third of the liquid, but the sauce is so good that she always complained about not having enough to dip bread in. So the liquid measurements are tripled here from the original.


Recipe Summary

35 mins
50 mins
15 mins
2 servings


Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Place bacon in an 8-inch cast iron skillet and cook over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until evenly browned, about 10 minutes. Drain bacon slices on paper towels. Pour off excess fat from the skillet. Crumble bacon and reserve.

  • Heat 1 tablespoon butter in a skillet over medium-low heat. Cook garlic in the hot butter, stirring, until softened, 1 to 2 minutes. Add mushrooms, salt, and pepper; cook over medium heat, stirring, until liquid from mushrooms starts to evaporate, 5 to 7 minutes. Add bourbon and boil until nearly evaporated. Stir in water, lemon juice, and Worcestershire. Boil until sauce is thickened slightly. Transfer sauce to a small saucepan and stir in reserved bacon and parsley. Keep warm.

  • Pat steaks dry with paper towels and sprinkle with salt and pepper.

  • Heat remaining butter in a skillet over medium-high heat until foam begins to subside. Sear steaks for 4 minutes; turn over and sear, 3 to 3 1/2 minutes for medium-rare. Divide between 2 plates and spoon sauce over them.

Nutrition Facts

468 calories; protein 37.8g; carbohydrates 5.5g; fat 21.6g; cholesterol 122.9mg; sodium 442.9mg. Full Nutrition