Smothered Filet Mignon
A great combination of flavors. Serve with some mashed garlic red potatoes and sweetened green beans for a fabulous special occasion meal. Don't forget to serve a bottle of Cabernet or Zinfandel.
A great combination of flavors. Serve with some mashed garlic red potatoes and sweetened green beans for a fabulous special occasion meal. Don't forget to serve a bottle of Cabernet or Zinfandel.
I rarely cook, but when I do I go out to make a great impression. I decided to use this recipe as a "makeup" dinner after an argument with my long-term girlfriend. Was it a hit? It was a home run, touch down, goal and swoosh all in one. I have often spent well over $100.00 for meals that couldn't touch this one with a ten foot pole. Five stars is not enough!!! I served this with green beans with onions, mushrooms and a light cream sauce and a fully loaded baked potato.Read More
I rarely cook, but when I do I go out to make a great impression. I decided to use this recipe as a "makeup" dinner after an argument with my long-term girlfriend. Was it a hit? It was a home run, touch down, goal and swoosh all in one. I have often spent well over $100.00 for meals that couldn't touch this one with a ten foot pole. Five stars is not enough!!! I served this with green beans with onions, mushrooms and a light cream sauce and a fully loaded baked potato.
I made this for valentines day dinner for my husband, and we both agreed, this was the BEST steak I have ever fixed!! The marinade was really flavorful! Like some of the others, I used goat cheese instead of blue cheese and it was supberb!! I actually made this on my cast iron indoor grill and put it in my oven broiler to melt the cheese and it turned out great. I will definately be making this again and would highly recommend this to anyone to try.. It was extremely easy too!!
Yum!!! Cooks up great in a pan on the stove as well. Cooked the steak until nearly done, then added the onions into the same skillet to caramelize. Heaped them on top of the steak along with the cheese just long enough for the cheese to melt, and it turned out fantastic!
This is the first review I have ever put on this site, and I had to because this was sooooo good!!! These were the best steaks that we have ever eaten. My husband raved as well. I followed the recipe exactly except for used mozzerella cheese instead of blue cheese (what I had on hand.) We will definetly make these again and again!!
This is the Best Recipe ever!! My mom found this recipe on this board in the summer and we both have made it for all the dinner parties we have had in the past 4 months. Everyone loves it; even the people that don't care for blue cheese (try using a milder blue cheese for those people). Also we have used various cuts of steak - you don't have to use the expensive cut of filet mignon.
My husband and I love love the classic burgundy wine sauces that accompany our filet mignons. This was a nice change and very interesting. I wrapped my 2inch thick filets with bacon. I then took 4 oz of feta (we don't like blue cheese) and mashed it with 2TBS of softened butter to make a paste. We like our filets medium rare so I broiled them 4 minutes on each side. At the last 2 minutes I put the cheese spread on and continued broiling until it was bubbly and melted. Delicious! NOTE: it's important that while you are marinating these to leave them at room temperature. Filets should be allowed to rest at room temperature 30-60 minutes prior to cooking. This will ensure a juicy steak.
The balsmic marinade is so good. Through the whole dinner we kept going mmmm.... mmmm.... We don't like blue cheese so I used mozzerella instead.I can't wait to make it again. Thanks.
This was a great twist to an old favorite. Turns out the Dijon works just fine, but I will try the course dijon next time and compare. Used splenda to carmelize my onions rather than sugar and could tell no difference. May wrap the outside of the filets in bacon next time as well...BAM!!!
Great! The only thing I did different was use brown sugar instead of the white, red wine instead of the vinegar, and mixed the blue cheese with cream cheese.
This was an excellent recipe. I'm not a huge blue cheese fan, but it mixes well with the other flavours and isn't too overpowering.
I didn't care for the taste that the marinade gave my filets...was disappointing, especially after reading all the good reviews. As always, thanks for sharing but I won't make this again.
The only changes I made were 1) r/f gorgonzola instead of blue cheese, a little less; 2) regular Dijon instead of course grainy dijon; smart balance instead of butter; cooked as directed but used indoor grill pan on high heat, 3-4 mins per side for med-rare. This has potential to be 5 stars if I correct my technique. Would prob cook on outdoor grill next time. . . smoked out my house and steak is just so good on grill! Would cook a little longer at med-high instead. The marinade and caramelized onions made this. . . great dish! Thanks!
Very good. I substituted feta for the bleu cheese only because that is what I had on hand. It was excellent with the feta.
I made this last night for my boyfriend and he RAVED about it. Living in Chicago, we've had steak at some of the finest restaurants, and he said this rivaled anything else he'd ever had. I must admit, it was one of the tastiest I've ever had. I changed a couple of things tho... I marinated the steak for about an hour and a half I think (turning multiple times), and instead of the blue cheese, I used crumbled gorgonzola. I will make this again and again and again.
This was great, I grilled the filets on a grill pan in the house and topped with brie instead of blue cheese. I served the filets on top of 2 Ore-Ida hash browns and then put a circle of green beans sauteed with onions around it. It looked very fancy, but was funny since they were really frozen hash browns.
Most Excellent. I added an 1/8th of a cup of Cabernet to the marinade, otherwise it was, 'as is'. I think it is very important to use a quality blue cheese. This is a good one, for sure.
I made this for my boyfriend after a long day at work and it was better than any other $100+ steakhouse dinner in Chicago alongside green beans and roasted garlic mashed potatoes. My boyfriend was unsure if he liked blue cheese but loved it on his filet... definitely a great addition! I will save this for Valentines Day dinners and special occasions to come!
This marinade was DELICIOUS! It does help to have a great cut of steak too...I followed the recipe as stated and it was moist and flavorful. I didn't have bleu cheese so used feta in it's place. My company was wowed by this dish! Served the grilled onions recipe from this site on top. Will make again!
Wonderful flavor. Made as is.
These were outstanding!!! I marinated my steaks overnight and was afraid I'd ruined them but was fortunate--the balsamic vinegar was good quality, so it was almost like wine. The real irony here is I'm typically vegetarian, but had a real craving for a good steak. This was it!!
Really delicious! I used gorgonzola instead of blue cheese because it's what I had, but think I would prefer the "bite" of the blue cheese even more. Husband loved it, too and I'm sure we'll have the filets again soon. Suggestion: I combined the cheese and onions in a bowl just before adding to the steaks, to give the cheese a head-start in melting.
I made this last night for my family and they died because it was so amazing! They are making me make it again for them tonight! Definitely a new favorite :D Try it!!
I had leftover filet that was cut into cubes (leftover from fondue night) and thought this would be a great way to use it up. The cubes soaked in the marinade very quickly. The carmelized onions are a must!!! I didn't have fresh blue cheese, so I tried blue cheese dressing. Still very delicious. I am still amazed at how all the flavors worked perfectly together. I served this up with a standard baked potato for a gourmet weeknight meal - and it was loved by everyone. Thanks for the wonderful recipe!
LOVED this recipe! My husband boasted that it was the best steak he ever had! Didn't see that coming:) He's had lots of steak! Wonderful display as well! **NOTE** Make sure your steak is at room temperature before grilling to achieve maximum tenderness! I removed the marinated steak from the fridge and let sit for an additional 30 minutes to reach room temp. I highly recommend this recipe!
Excellent! I made this for Valentines dinner last night, and now I wish I'd made an extra steak for later. I didn't have any blue cheese, but the marinade and carmelized onion were full of flavor on their own. I did use about 2 tablespoons of the leftover marinade in the onions, and reduced it before adding the sugar. I was able to cut out the butter by using the olive oil in the marinade instead. Can't wait for an excuse to make this again!
the flavor was really good, especially the steak came out moist and soft. the only thing i was too thrill was that it's too oily so i will cut back on the butter and the oil in the marinade. i didn't really care for the cheese so overall, great steak
Wonderful!! Added mushrooms and cooked it on the George Foreman. My husband, who always adds steak sauce, left it the way it was.
My boyfriend LOVED it. He's a big fan of gorgonzola, so i used that cheese instead of blue. It didn't really meet my expectations. I guess i was expecting a little more after reading all the ratings. Don't get me wrong, it was still very tasty!
This recipe was great! I made it for some friends last night and it was a hit. I too halved the vinegar and instead of grilling or broiling I cooked the meat in the skillet I carmelized the onions in then added the onions and goat cheese on top of the meat and put the skillet under the broiler to melt the cheese. It was great, definitely keeper!
Oh, this was wonderful. My boyfriend always orders steak medallions gorgonzola at our favorite fancy restaurant, and this was almost just like that. I made this for Christmas Eve dinner, and everyone thought it was divine.
Holy cow...sooo sooo good. I just went to Bobby Flay's steakhouse in AC and my steak didnt even come close to being as good as this one! A must if you like blue cheese and a nice tasty filet!
My local grocer didnt have filets, so the butcher talked me into new york strip steaks. I LOVE THIS RECIPE! I marinated the steaks for 2 days because I prepared a weekends worth of food in advance and we ate them on Sunday. SO GOOD! I used dijon mustard since I didnt have ground. The flavor was so amazing and the steaks were so juicy.
My husband is a grill king, so we were a bit afraid of ruining good filets...not to mention, he doesn't care for rosemary. Well, we thought we'd give it a try and followed the recipe exactly. The only thing we'll change next time is to marinate the filets longer and add more toppings. This was delicious! TIP: After filets are cooked, put them on baking tray before adding toppings so you don't loose the toppings.
Awesome recipe!!! We made it for Valentine's Day dinner and I've been craving it ever since! I have had this every other night since then! Yummy! Instead of filet, we used NY steaks from Costco...
This was very good and a great recipe for New Years Eve dinner. We did make two small changes and used Hot and sweet mustard (we did not have any Dijon handy) and we did use crumbled gorgonzola instead of the blue cheese. It was a hit with both adults and kids. Yummy!
This was excellent. I really think the blue cheese made this dish. I loved the onions, but they were a bit too sweet for me, will try to cook w/o sugar next time. Other than that, I plan on making this again.
I made this for dinner last night. After a few bites, my boyfriend muted the TV and said to me, "Baby, this is outstanding. It's so tender. It tastes just like the ones in the restaurant. How did you do that?" After eating his, he finished mine. I used 1-inch filets and left them out to marinate. I pierced each sides with a fork a few times to help the flavors soak in. I then broiled them 3-4 inches from the heat source, 7 minutes per side. I put the topping on during the last 2 minutes. Served them sliced over a romaine salad with sliced red onions, pine nuts, croutons, and blue cheese with balsamic dressing. Also added the grilled shrimp scampi from this site. Mmmm.
This was an excellent recipe. I feel like a gourmet cook when I make recipes like this. I caramelized the onions and added a bit of white wine which only enhanced the sweetness of the onions. I also used feta cheese because I had no blue cheese. The steak practically melted in our mouths. I served it with baked potatoes and a fresh garden salad with raspberries, sugared pecans, and a raspberry viniagrette.
I thought it was very tasty. My meat lover husband not so much. But then again he prefers his steak plain with just a little salt and pepper.
Fantastic!!! Thought my filets might have been dry as they were in the freezer for awhile. They melted in your mouth. No need for any sugar with the onions, just cook slow over very low heat. They will naturally carmelize. Other than cutting out the sugar and increasing the cook time for onions, followed recipe to the T and enjoyed every bite!!
I have made this recipe now 4 times and each time I say it's the best steak I've ever had. Now...I don't go buy the $90 steak at the steakhouse, but I'm not shy about ordering a good piece of meat from a top steakhouse and if you get a good cut of meat from a butcher then it will top just about anything.
Love this recipe for Filet Mignon!! I have just used the marinade and not done the blue cheese and onion.. It was great like that as well...
This was absolutely delicious. I didn't feel comfortable putting the steak with onion & cheese back on the grill (seemed a bit messy), so I just microwaved the bleu cheese to melt it, then poured it on top of the filet and onion. YuMmMMmMMMmyyyYYYy.
simple, fast and extremely good. I started out using filet mignon for this recipe and quickly learned that it tastes just as good with pretty much any cut of beef.
One of the most delicious steaks I have ever eaten! Fantastic recipe! And very easy too!
I used coarse ground mustard in lieu of plain dijon mustard (it was what I had on hand) and omitted the onions out of personal preference, but the marinade was delicious. Very simple and easy to make.
Really enjoyed this recipe. Easy and delicious. Thanks
Made this for New Years eve. Used regular dijon since it was all I had. Fantastic!
I can't give it a full 5 Star because I fudged a little. I didn't have any balsamic vinegar, so I had to substitute some Merlot for the marinade. I also added one glove of fresh pressed garlic to the marinade. Also, after I finished I realized I had inadvertently omitted the mustard...oops! Anyways, even with those (or because of?) this steak was AWESOME! I served it over fresh garlic mashed potatoes with green beans, and it would DEFINITELY rival any steak house. Overall, I would give what I came up with a 5 Star rating...all the way!
This was delicious. I followed the recipe as written except I reduced the sugar slightly and didnt bother with one side of the grill being hotter than the other. Someone complained about the blue cheese - saying it overwhlemed the meat - please don't skimp on the blue cheese!!! The blue cheese, along with the yummy marinade, makes the recipe! If we didn't want a blue cheese taste we would not have selected this recipe! Glad I made this for our anniversary dinner...Can't wait to make again soon!
I followed this recipe exactly. I had never tasted blue cheese before this and I (unfortunately) found out I don't like the flavor of blue cheese. I found the cheese overpowered everything and I really really didn't the combo of flavours. My husband thought it was okay and suggested 3 stars. Maybe I would like it better with goat cheese...but I probably won't try again. Sorry...but thanks for the recipe.
absolutely Fabulous--I thank you -- my friends and family thank you and our tastebuds thank you :o}
First, let me say I rarely give a 5 star as that is "Thank God for this!" food. That said, this was close. I wanted to give 4.5 stars! Spouse thought it was a 5, I thought 4 (steak was aged too much though) and kids thought 3.5 & 4 stars. Used brown sugar and marinated for about 45 minutes turning several times. Took about 4 minutes or so for cheese to melt (gas grill) so factor that in on your preferred doneness. Overall, an excellent meal!
This recipe was awesome! Loved the blue cheese. Altered the marinade - used actual dijon mustard and red cooking wine in place of the balsamic. It was great! Also cooked up some bacon and crumbled on top with the onion and and blue cheese. It was delicious!
FANTASTIC!!!!! This was just amazing! Followed recipe and intructions to a T and we just loved it! Thanks for such a great recipe!
Fantastic! Follow the recipe as is. The only thing I did differently was use Monterrey Jack cheese instead, since that's all I had. The caramelized onions are a delicious touch. This is definitely a dish to impress guests. This one's a keeper.
We'd never made filet mignon before, and this recipe was absolutely incredible! The meat was so tender and juicy, and the flavors were to die for! It is definitely a repeat-dinner. One thing I learned, though, was taht you can't really be too generous with the seasoned salt and pepper.
This was out of sight delicious! I marinated the filets about 90 minutes and when they were almost done on the grill, I put them in the pan that I carmelized the onions in, topped them with the onions and cheese and put the lid on till the cheese melted. I didn't want to lose any of that good blue cheese in the grill. The combination of the onions and blue cheese on the steak is awesome.
This was great! The sweet flavor of the caramelized onions balances out terrifically with the savory tartness of the blue cheese.
We liked the marinade and blue cheese, but the onion was too sweet for us. Maybe if I'd not used a sweet onion or omitted the sugar we would like it better.
Made these for a special anniversary dinner party and they were amazing! The flavor the marinade added was subtle, and didn't take away from the premium cut of a filet. I Carmelized the onions a couple hours ahead of time, which I would recommend as they take quite a while. The flavor they add is well worth the time . I substituted Feta for the blue cheese, just a taste preference, but it turned out really good as well.
OMG this was SO good! Even my picky eater couldn't get enough of this. I'll definitely be saving this recipe for when we have company. THANKS!
Oh my!! YUM! I actually marinated this overnight because my hubby got called into work when I was planning on grilling it. Thank goodness... the flavor was superb!! I will definately be making this again and again and I will always marinate it overnight.
Hands down amazing.
Delicious! We tried it with ribeyes and with chicken breasts as well and both were wonderful. Served it on top of crispy baked hash brown patties as another reviewer mentioned and it added another layer of delectable flayor with an added crunch - yum!
This is a fabulous, elegant dish that is very easy to prepare. I omitted the blue cheese since I don't care for it and also the sugar since balsamic vinegar is sweet enough for me.
Not for me! Caramelized onions add a lot of sweetness to a premium cut of meat which does not require or want sweetness. I will stay with a basic filet mignon or maybe some slightly Asian flavor but not a sweet flavor. Thanks for trying.
I get my filets at COSTCO and they are very big so my husband and I usually share one. After letting the steak rest for 5-10 minutes, I slice it, cover with onions and cheese, and pop in the toaster over for a few minutes to melt the cheese. I've made this several time and regardless of which cheese I select (last night was Gouda), it always tastes awesome. Definitely restaurant food!!!
Pretty amazing, I reduced the amount of onion and used gorgonzola instead of blue cheese, but otherwise kept it all the same! Great with some mashed potatoes, caesar salad, and bread.
AWESOME! After I trimmed the filet, I marinated in a large ziplock, with all of the air squeezed out. Do NOT marinate for longer than 30 minutes. You would think that filet mignon would not absorb a lot of marinade because it is so moist but it does. The only changes I made were to cut the sugar in half and use brown sugar instead of white and I used gorgonzola because that was what I had. Fantastic!
Soooo good and so easy. I think I'll cook the steaks a little less time as we like them rare but my husband and I both agreed this recipe is a keeper. Also when it was time to add the blue cheese I first layed down some tin foil on the grill to save the clean up. It worked just fine. Thanks for a great receipe.
Excellent! So easy to make and very flavorful. The balsamic marinade is excellent. I used dijon and will again. I also used sweet onions and omitted the sugar, there is no need for it. My husband loved it. A keeper!
Oh my gosh! Literally we JUST finished eating this for dinner not even 2 mins ago and it was SO delicious, tender, and flavorful that I had to write a review right now. The flavors are WONDERFUL and the meat so tender! I can't cook a filet to save my life but these came out to an excellent tenderness. I used filet mignon and pork filets and they both worked wonderfully. My husband said "These are so good I could have these again tomorrow." I laughed but he looked at me and said "Seriously!".
This recipe was amazing. I found this months ago, but was waiting for a special occassion to make it, what could be better than filets on sale at the grocery store? I only made a few slight changes. Instead of course dijon mustard I used spicy brown mustard. We love spicy brown, so everything that requires mustard we substitute spicy brown mustard. I think the recipe calls for a little too much rosemary. I liked the taste of the marinade, but didn't like all of the crushed rosemary pieces. So I through it in a blender on purree and it came out great. The pieces of rosemary were blended in the sauce and it thickened up a little. I marinated the filets for an hour, but took another reviewers suggestion and let them sit at room temperature. Instead of white sugar I used brown sugar when grilling my onions. I didn't have an indoor grill, so I broiled the steaks. Right before they were done I topped with blue cheese, then added the onions while serving. Next time I will melt the cheese over the onions to keep everything in place. I was a little worried all the marinade, onions, and blue cheese would taste together, but they came out wonderfully. My boyfriend said it was one of the best meals I have made and was a great meal to compliment the stressful day he was having. He just got lost in the yummy steaks. Great recipe!
This recipe is AMAZING! We make it again and again. The only change is we use venison steaks, and that works just great.
Delicious! We don't have an actual grill so we used our foreman to cook the steaks and transferred to an oven to broil to melt the cheese. Turned out great!
This deserves ten stars. It's the best steak marinade/recipe I have ever had, and I compare every steak I eat now to it. My husband and I never get tired of it -- we use it for all steaks, not just filet mignon. I also gave it to a girlfriend whose husband is a picky eater -- they broil it and LOVE it. I often top the steaks with feta instead of blue cheese, since blue is often an acquired taste for many. This is perfect!
This was the absolute best steak I have ever had! If you cook it right, it even better than a steak from Burn's Steakhouse. I used goat cheese instead of blue, and it melted in my mouth. I will definately be making this steak for many years to come!
Oh my! This was amazing. I had bought Piedmontese filets and was worried about trying something new with such an expensive cut. I don't think I've ever received so many compliments! Be sure to grill these, don't sear!!! I always buy Benissimo Basil & Dried Tomato Olive Oil (actually dipping oil) to use in some receipes so I used it instead of adding the herbs. Amazing! I offered blue cheese and goat cheese. Thanks so much, I will definitely make this many times this summer!UPDATE: Less than a week later, I used the marinade on some steak/onion kabobs on the grill, then sprinkled with blue cheese crumbles when done. Not exactly the same but at was wonderful as well!
Great recipe! We used our George Foreman grill with it in the open position. Next time we will try with either Mozzarella, goat or Feta cheese.
This was great the filet just melted in your mouth...
Delicious favors!! Definitely a keeper!; My husband loved it!!
I made this a few nights ago for our Valentine’s Day dinner along with potatoes and roasted asparagus. I was surprised by the short marinating time, but followed the recipe. I caramelized the onions earlier in the day and zapped them in the microwave just before topping the grilled filets. Rather than try to top the steaks while standing over a searing grill, we brought them inside, topped them with the onions and blue cheese and popped them under the broiler just until the cheese began to melt. Hubs and I both like our filets and we really enjoyed the caramelized onions on this. But we both agreed the blue cheese overwhelmed all the other flavors, even though I skimped on it a bit. For us the blue cheese was about all we could taste. So our conclusion is that we’ll definitely make this again, but skip the blue cheese entirely. I guess it’s just not for us. I do think, however, a balsamic glaze drizzled over the onions/steaks would be fabulous!
This is an absolutely perfect steak.
WOW! This is fabulous and just melts in your mouth. I used good old Stadium brand mustard, because that is what I had on hand, and let the filets marinate for about 6 hrs. Because I am not a fan of blue cheese, I used goat cheese instead and it was wonderful. I cooked the 2" thick filets to about 160º internal temp. and they came out perfectly, with just a slightly pink color inside. GREAT RECIPE, JDVMD!!
I didn't like the balsamic flavor with the filet (and I normally love balsamic). It takes away from the wonderful flavor of the steak. The onions are good though!
I didn't top the filet mignon like directed, but used the basic marinade and cooking method. It was WONDERFUL
I made this for Father's Day today along with the sesame green bean salad and hasselback potatoes from this site and got rave reviews! :)
Yumm...this recipe is great as is. Enjoy!
The first meal I ever made for my husband. I think he married me for this filet recipe.
My husband called this FABULOUS! All the flavors work well together- balsamic vinegar, blue cheese, carmelized onions. We loved it! I marinated for a little over an hour but followed the rest of the recipe as written.
Yes!! Fantastic! Great marinade...only change (my choice) was no blue cheese...don't like it at all. Don't need it...the carmelized onions do a fantastic job of bringing out the flavor of the steak. Thank you!
Lovely way to prepare a great filet! The marinade does not take away from the taste of the meat, and lends a nice, subtle flavor. I used goat cheese instead of blue, which better suited my tastes. A first rate dish.
I used goat cheese (AMAZING) as it was what was in my fridge and I didn't feel like doing groceries... and I added a red wine reduction, def. not needed as this cut is so juicy but it definitely complimented it fantastically. Best meal I've ever made... maybe even ever eaten..
just made this for my and we both agree that it was the best steak we have ever tasted
We used a different marinade (bottled 'red wine and cracked pepper' by Diana) but overall I wasn't impressed. We did cook this in a grill pan to achieve a nice 'crossed' sear. The amount of blue cheese and the caramelized onions seemed too much for such a delicate cut of meat. It was eaten and enjoyed by our guests, but it won't be a repeat.
I would rate this as 6/10. The marinade was good, but the blue cheese was too intense. I felt that it took away from the meat and the marinade. Maybe it would be better with a different cheese on top. If I make it again I might try feta.