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Filet Mignon with Garlic Cheese Butter Recipe

Cooking is something I've enjoyed since I was a girl. I'm always looking for new and exciting recipes to make. My dream is to start up a catering service.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 50 min. + chilling Bake: 20 min. YIELD: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.

Wine Pairings

Full-Bodied Red Wine

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