Filet Mignon with Mushroom-Cabernet Gravy Recipe -
Filet Mignon with Mushroom-Cabernet Gravy Recipe
  • READY IN 40 mins

Filet Mignon with Mushroom-Cabernet Gravy

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"I love pan-searing because it gives the filet mignon steaks that beautiful color and crust on the outside and leaves them so tender inside! And because of the influence of my husband's French grandmother, I love to cook anything with wine! The Cabernet and mushrooms, along with fresh thyme, make this absolutely delicious! Try this! You'll love it!"

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Original recipe makes 2 steaks Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    25 mins

    40 mins


  1. Heat olive oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Sprinkle the filets with salt and pepper, gently place them into the hot skillet, and sear until well-browned on each side, about 2 minutes per side. Remove the steaks to a platter, tent with aluminum foil, and keep warm.
  2. Turn the heat down to medium, and melt the butter. Cook and stir the shallot and mushrooms in the butter until the mushrooms begin to give off their liquid and the shallots are translucent, about 5 minutes. Stir in the wine, beef broth, and thyme, and simmer the sauce until it begins to reduce, 6 to 10 minutes. Return the steaks to the sauce, and simmer briefly until they start to become firm and are reddish-pink and juicy in the center, about 2 to 4 minutes per side (for medium-rare.) An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read 130 degrees F (54 degrees C). Remove the steaks to serving dishes.
  3. In a small bowl, stir the cornstarch and water until it forms a smooth paste. Stir the cornstarch mixture into the pan sauce, and cook and stir until thickened, about 30 seconds. Top each serving with mushroom-wine sauce to serve.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jul 03, 2011

Made several batches of this for a dinner party tonight, and it's wonderful. My methodology was a little different than the recipe: I seared the steaks on both sides, then finished in the oven to medium. When i removed the steaks from the pan, there was lots of yummy brown fond in the bottom of the pan, which I included in the sauce (if you prepare your steaks and sauce in separate cooking vessels, your sauce will suffer for lack of yummy brown bits!). I didn't cook the steaks in the sauce - used only 1/2 cup wine and 1/2 cup stock, let it reduce by half, then removed from heat and swirled in 2 tablespoons butter at the end to give the sauce a little extra rich feel; this also allowed me to omit the cornstarch and still have a nice, rich sauce.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jul 01, 2011

Hubs prepared the steaks on the grill (to perfection I might add) while I took care of the sauce. I have to admit my first impression was that I was kind of turned off by the sort of purply mushrooms and sauce. I used a good quality, rich beef stock and an even better Cabernet Sauvignon. Wow, this is really gonna be good, I thought. I added the cornstarch but found it really wasn't necessary; the sauce reduced nicely on its own. We sat down to eat and were surprised and disappointed to find the sauce...weak. I expected full-bodied flavor but it just wasn't there.

Mar 29, 2010

Fantastic meal. No leftovers. Used green onions instead of shallot. Rather than corn starch, made a roux with flour and butter and added the shiraz to that. Perfect mix of tender and crusty. We'd have happily paid a lot for this in a restaurant. Can't wait to try again soon.

Dec 07, 2010

This was so yummy! and suprisingly easy too! the only change I made was I used 1 can beef broth instead of just 1/2 cup. It was also very pretty on the plate!

Feb 22, 2010

Excellent! Except I did not cook the beef in the sauce. I pan seared them and cooked them in the oven. I used the sauce on top of the beef when I served them. I served it with garlic mashed potatoes and a spring mix.

Feb 16, 2010

This was a fantastic recipe! My husband and I cooked it together for Valentines Day. We used Pinot Noir for the wine and it turned out perfect. The steak was tender and juicy and full of flavor. Be sure to use thick enough cuts. I wouldn't change a thing when making this recipe.

Feb 16, 2010

My husband & I liked this a lot. I love the idea of a wine sauce with mushrooms. I didn't use the thyme or cornstarch. I used flour to thicken it up. Next time I will use less flour to make it more of a "sauce' than "gravy". Filet Mignon is to good of a meat to cover up with gravy. It was my husband's Valentines Day dinner and we were both pleased with this recipe.

Mar 29, 2011

Absolutely a great treat - easy to make - and make extra sauce please - goes so well over garlic mashed potatoes. Definitely will make again.


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  • Calories
  • 332 kcal
  • 17%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 7.6 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol
  • 65 mg
  • 22%
  • Fat
  • 20.1 g
  • 31%
  • Fiber
  • 1 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 20.2 g
  • 40%
  • Sodium
  • 387 mg
  • 15%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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