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Filet Mignon with Garlic Cheese Butter

 Filet Mignon with Garlic Cheese Butter
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.
2 ServingsPrep: 50 min. + chilling Bake: 20 min.

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

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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°;

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Filet Mignon with Garlic Cheese Butter (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • well-done, 170°), basting with butter mixture. Serve with any
  • remaining butter mixture. Yield: 2 servings.
Wine: Full-Bodied Red Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied red wine such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot or Syrah.