Worth the effort! Tender and flavorful, great for a dinner party. Make the sauce a day ahead to cut down on the prep time.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
25 mins
additional:
15 mins
total:
50 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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  • Melt butter in a skillet over medium heat. Add the onion, garlic and thyme. Cook, stirring constantly, until onion is tender. Stir in the beef broth, scraping any onion bits from the bottom of the pan, then stir in the port wine. Bring to a boil, and cook until the mixture has reduced to about 1/2 cup. Set aside. This may also be made ahead of time, and reheated.

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  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Heat oil in a cast-iron or other oven-safe skillet over high heat. Sear steaks quickly on both sides until brown, then place the whole pan into the oven.

  • Roast steaks in the oven for about 15 minutes for medium rare - with an internal temperature of 145 degrees F (63 degrees C). You may adjust this time to allow the steaks to finish just below your desired degree of doneness if medium is not what you prefer. Remove from the oven, and place on a baking sheet. Stir together the panko crumbs and blue cheese. Top each steak with a layer of this mixture.

  • Preheat the oven's broiler. Place steaks under the preheated broiler until the cheese topping is browned and bubbly. 3 to 4 minutes. Remove from the oven, and let stand for at least 15 minutes before serving. Serve with warm port wine sauce.

Nutrition Facts

402 calories; protein 24.5g 49% DV; carbohydrates 9g 3% DV; fat 27.8g 43% DV; cholesterol 84.7mg 28% DV; sodium 462.6mg 19% DV. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
02/16/2008
Quite delicious! The fresh thyme is essential. We also made a few changes. First we used our favorite Merlot instead of Port Wine which was still fabulous. We also marinated the steaks in a mixture of Merlot Worcestershire Mustard and some spices. Even though we made it for 2 we used the entire sauce recipe. We also used high quality Gorgonzola cheese since we prefer this. For those of you not used to cooking steaks in the oven remember when you're searing you aren't cooking the steak. Just sear it until the color is brown otherwise you'll have grey steak from the oven. Also we have a gas oven that cooks a bit high so we reduced the cooking time of the steaks to 10 minutes and 3 minutes in the broiler. We used a NY Strip and a Ribeye and they tasted wonderful. It's also important to let the steaks rest after the oven so the juices redistribute so don't forget this part. We mashed red skin potatoes and added 1 tbs of the gorgonzola cheese and 1 tbs of heavy cream (you can sub milk) for the right consistency. We also served with asparagus that we grilled on our foreman. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
12/26/2006
Did this recipe yesterday for Christmas dinner. My husband hated it - he said his filet was okay but the sauce was absolutely horrible. We ended up throwing it away. Read More
(16)
504 Ratings
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  • 3 star values: 27
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
02/16/2008
Quite delicious! The fresh thyme is essential. We also made a few changes. First we used our favorite Merlot instead of Port Wine which was still fabulous. We also marinated the steaks in a mixture of Merlot Worcestershire Mustard and some spices. Even though we made it for 2 we used the entire sauce recipe. We also used high quality Gorgonzola cheese since we prefer this. For those of you not used to cooking steaks in the oven remember when you're searing you aren't cooking the steak. Just sear it until the color is brown otherwise you'll have grey steak from the oven. Also we have a gas oven that cooks a bit high so we reduced the cooking time of the steaks to 10 minutes and 3 minutes in the broiler. We used a NY Strip and a Ribeye and they tasted wonderful. It's also important to let the steaks rest after the oven so the juices redistribute so don't forget this part. We mashed red skin potatoes and added 1 tbs of the gorgonzola cheese and 1 tbs of heavy cream (you can sub milk) for the right consistency. We also served with asparagus that we grilled on our foreman. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/02/2007
This was fabulous. The end result was as good as anything we have had in a 5 star restaurant. I made them exactly as the recipe stated (using Gorgonzola Blue Cheese). Although, I only made 2 filets and didn't change the amount of the sauce, there was plenty that way. I was concerned about them cooking too much, so I quickly seared them, then baked them for 10 minutes. I broiled them (not too close to the heat, the cheese will burn) for 4 minutes. Then I turned off the oven and put them on the bottom rack for one minute. We like our steak on the rarer side, so that extra minute was not needed. The steaks were still pink in the middle, but could have been cooked just a little less. I served this with the Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes (submitted by Kathleen Burton) that I modified a bit (see my review), a caeser salad, and a bottle of Stag's Leap 2003 Cabernet Sauvignon. The meal was to die for... Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/15/2006
Absolutely amazing. I used rib eye steaks instead of filet, but I followed the cooking time suggested and they came out perfectly. My husband could not stop saying how good they were. To save on dishwashing, I just broiled the steaks right in the cast iron skillet instead of transferring them to a baking sheet--it worked great. I served the steaks with a green salad (topped with orange sections, cranberries, toasted pecans and a light vinaigrette), a shitake mushroom risotto and sourdough bread. The best meal we've had in a long time! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/14/2006
Oh. My. God. This was fantastic! One of the best entrees I've ever made--and that's saying a lot. I made the recipe exactly as it said except instead of filet mignon I found beef tenderloins (2" thick) at Sam's Club. The instructions were perfect! What a lovely entree for Valentine's Day. Thank you!!! I served it accompanied by sauteed fresh sliced button mushrooms. Yum! While I've seen others had success with "regular" breadcrumbs I'm glad I used panko. Mixed with the crumbled blue cheese -- inspired! The fresh thyme was wonderful plus I used fresh (not jarred) garlic. I'll make this again especially for company. Though I'm not sure I'd do the port wine sauce. The meat as otherwise prepared didn't seem to need it. However if you do use it boil it down until the liquid is almost all gone. This was as good or better as any fine restaurant's steak entree! And so easy. Very impressive. I'm sure you and anyone you serve this to will go nuts! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/19/2006
This was phenomenal and easy to do. The flavor is not too strong and it compliments the steak so well. I made my own "panko" crumbs by just running some white bread through the grater on the food processor and drying in the oven for a few minutes. Much better than the crispy canned kind. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/15/2006
Wonderful recipe. We cooked them on the grill & then brought in and put just blue cheese on them & put under broiler. I did use a strainer to separate the actual sauce from the thyme. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/11/2009
Pretty tasty! I need to work on my "filet minion cooking skills" but everything that actually went INTO the recipe was FANTASTIC! If you are experienced in cooking filet (like I was not) then you should DEFINITELY try this recipe. I served it with the Garlic Broccoli with Cashews recipe also found on allrecipes.com Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/24/2006
easy and fabulous recipe for a special occasion. only modification I made was to saute some shitake mushrooms and added them to port wine sauce. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/02/2007
This recipe was a hit! I would recommend sticking with the posted cooking times to achieve medium on steaks that are over 1.5 inches thick. The only change I made (and loved) was to use 1/2 c. of shallots in the sauce instead of white onion! Thank you HebeGebe for a great recipe! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
12/26/2006
Did this recipe yesterday for Christmas dinner. My husband hated it - he said his filet was okay but the sauce was absolutely horrible. We ended up throwing it away. Read More
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