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Red wine and balsamic vinegar make a rich sauce for filet mignon medallions. Try this easy recipe for a quick and elegant dinner for two. Wonderful served with steamed asparagus and baby red potatoes.

Recipe Summary

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You don't need to go to a steakhouse to make the best filet mignon of your life. This filet mignon with balsamic glaze will quickly become a go-to in your special occasion rotation. 

Balsamic Glaze for Steak Ingredients

These are the ingredients you'll need to add to your grocery list: 

· Steaks: You'll need two filet mignon steaks for this restaurant-worthy recipe. 
· Seasonings: This filet mignon is simply seasoned with salt and pepper. 
· Balsamic vinegar: Of course, you'll need balsamic vinegar. It's the star of the show!
· Wine: Choose a dry red wine, such as cabernet sauvignon. 

How to Make Filet Mignon with Balsamic Glaze

You'll find the full, step-by-step recipe below — but here's a brief overview of what you can expect when you make this balsamic glaze for steak:

1. Season the steaks: Sprinkle the filet mignon steaks with salt and pepper. 
2. Sear the steaks: Sear the steaks in a very hot pan until they're browned on both sides. 
3. Make the sauce: Reduce the heat to medium-low, then add the vinegar and wine. Cover and cook for about four minutes. Flip the steaks, baste with the sauce, and continue cooking for about four more minutes. 
4. Serve the steaks: Place the steaks on two warmed plates. Spoon the sauce over the meat and serve immediately. 

What to Serve With Filet Mignon with Balsamic Glaze

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Allrecipes Community Tips and Praise

"This was outstanding," raves ILuvSoup. "I made it for a romantic dinner and it turned out so flavorful and delicious — it really enhanced the flavor of the filets! I didn't use a non-stick pan, so I did sear them in a little bit of olive oil, but other than that, I made these as written."

"Great recipe," says Susan Alburtus. "I doubled the sauce and it came out great. Wonderful, easy recipe that makes you look like a gourmet cook!

"This was delicious," according to peachz21. "I added minced garlic and sautéed mushrooms to the sauce and cooked until it was a thick glaze."

Editorial contributions by Corey Williams


Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Sprinkle both sides of steaks with pepper and salt.

  • Heat a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Sear steaks in the hot pan until browned, about 1 minute per side.

  • Reduce heat to medium-low, and pour in balsamic vinegar and red wine. Cover and cook for 4 minutes. Flip steaks and baste with sauce; cover and cook for 4 minutes longer.

  • Remove steaks to two warmed plates. Spoon a tablespoon of glaze over each steak and serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

367 calories; protein 20.3g; carbohydrates 5.7g; fat 26.2g; cholesterol 80.5mg; sodium 63.5mg. Full Nutrition