The King's Crowned Filets Recipe
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The King's Crowned Filets Recipe

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Company will feel like royalty when you present this tender filet with a lightly breaded horseradish topping. Best of all, it grills in just 15 minutes. —Tonya Burkhard, Davis, Illinois
Featured In: 32 Super Steak Recipes
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + chilling Grill: 15 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + chilling Grill: 15 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 3 tablespoons dry bread crumbs
  • 1 tablespoon prepared horseradish
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • Dash salt
  • Dash dried thyme
  • 4 beef tenderloin steaks (8 ounces each)
  • 2 teaspoons Montreal steak seasoning

Nutritional Facts

1 steak: 451 calories, 25g fat (12g saturated fat), 129mg cholesterol, 506mg sodium, 4g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 49g protein.


  1. In a small bowl, combine the first seven ingredients; shape into four ovals. Place on a baking sheet. Refrigerate for 30 minutes or until firm.
  2. Sprinkle steaks with steak seasoning. Grill, covered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from the heat for 6-8 minutes on each side or until meat reaches desired doneness (for medium-rare, a meat thermometer should read 145°; medium, 160°; well-done, 170°).
  3. Place a butter piece on each steak. Broil 4 in. from the heat for 2-3 minutes or until topping is golden brown. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as The King's Crowned Filets in Simple & Delicious December/January 2012, p37

Full-Bodied Red Wine

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

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hbaseley User ID: 3311639 195563
Reviewed May. 5, 2012

"I loved this! I served it with grilled asparagus, rolls, and That Good salad (recipe on TOH) and it was a fantastic meal that I'm sure will become a go-to for company. I did use 5 oz beef tenderloin filets wrapped with bacon, since it was what I had."

fawnnjersey User ID: 1091836 133657
Reviewed Mar. 21, 2012

"Yummy! It was a great Valentine's Day treat."

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