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Pan-seared Filet Mignon is like a cold beer after mowing the lawn or hitting an eagle putt. It's melt-in-your-mouth tender and so flavorful you won't want it to end. Special thanks to Natashas's Kitchen:
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter divided
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil divided
  • 16 ounces thick-sliced baby Bella mushrooms
  • 1 small diced onion
  • 4 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme minced (or 1 teaspoon dry thyme)
  • 24 oz filet mignon (beef tenderloin) steaks 6-8 ounces each, about 1 1/2-inch thick
  • 1/2 cup Merlot or any dry red wine
  • 1 1/2 cups beef broth
  • 1/2 cup whipping cream
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon sea salt, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper divided
  • Warm FIREDISC® to medium/medium-high heat. Melt 2 tablespoons butter and 1 tablespoon oil. Add sliced mushrooms. Cook for 6 minutes or until softened and most of the liquid evaporates. Add diced onion and cook for 3 minutes, stirring often.
  • Add minced garlic, 1 tablespoon thyme, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/8 teaspoon black pepper. Cook, stirring, 2 minutes or until garlic is fragrant. Transfer mushrooms to a large plate. Turn FIREDISC® to low heat. Wipe clean carefully with a few wet paper towels.
  • Season steaks with 1 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper. Heat FIREDISC® to medium/high heat and add 2 tablespoons butter and 1 tablespoon oil. When butter is hot and finished foaming, add seasoned steaks. Sear 3 to 5 minutes per side for medium-rare (5 to 6 minutes for medium doneness, turning once.) When steaks reach the desired doneness, transfer them to the plate with mushrooms.
  • Add 1/2 cup red wine. Boil until reduced by half (3 minutes), scraping the bottom to deglaze. Add 1 1/2 cups beef broth and boil until 2/3 cup of liquid remains in the pan (5 to 7 minutes). Stir in 1/2 cup cream. Boil 2 minutes or until thickened. Season sauce to taste with salt and pepper if desired.
  • Add steaks and mushrooms to FIREDISC®, spooning sauce over steaks. Once steaks heat through, remove. Serve garnished with fresh sprigs of thyme if desired.