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Filet Mignon with Garlic Cheese Butter Recipe

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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 50 min. + chilling Bake: 20 min.
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 50 min. + chilling Bake: 20 min.
MAKES: 2 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 large whole garlic bulb
  • 1/4 teaspoon olive oil
  • 3/4 teaspoon minced fresh thyme or 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons crumbled blue cheese
  • 2 beef tenderloin steaks (6 ounces each)
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 bacon strips

Directions

  1. Remove papery outer skin from garlic (do not peel or separate cloves). Cut top off of garlic bulb. Brush with oil. Sprinkle with thyme. Wrap the bulb in heavy-duty foil. Bake at 425° for 30-35 minutes or until softened. Cool for 10-15 minutes.
  2. Squeeze softened garlic into a food processor. Add butter; process until smooth. Transfer mixture to a small bowl. Stir in cheese. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  3. Rub both sides of steaks with pepper. Wrap a bacon strip around each steak; secure with a toothpick. Broil 4-6 in. from the heat for 8-12 minutes on each side or until meat reaches desired doneness (for medium-rare, a meat thermometer reads 145°; medium, 160°; well-done, 170°), basting with butter mixture. Serve with any remaining butter mixture. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Fillet Mignon with Garlic Cheese Butter in Cooking for One or Two Cookbook 2003, p136

Full-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied red wine such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot or Syrah.

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