Filet Mignon in a Cabernet Sauvignon Reduction

Sometimes you just gotta splurge… 🎉


This is another one that hubby says he could eat 3 or 4 days/week. 😋

Filet Mignon in a Cabernet Sauvignon Reduction Recipe

  • 1 1/2 lb filet mignon, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 small yellow onion, finely minced
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 1 cup dry red wine (I use Cabernet Sauvignon)
  • 3 Tbsp butter, divided
  • 1 Tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil (EVOO)
  • 2 rounded tsp chopped garlic
  • 1/4 tsp dried thyme
  • 1/8 tsp ground black pepper
  1. Season 1 1/2 lbs filet strips lightly with 1/8 tsp ground black pepper, then set aside.
  2. Heat a large skillet on stovetop, over medium heat.
  3. Add 2 Tbsp butter and melt.
  4. Add finely minced 1/2 small yellow onion and 1/4 tsp dried thyme and sauté until tender (about 4-5 mins).
  5. Add 2 rounded tsp chopped garlic and sauté for 30 secs.
  6. Slowly sprinkle in 1 Tbsp all-purpose flour, constantly stirring for about 1 min.
  7. Add 2 cups beef broth and 1 cup dry red wine (such as Cabernet Sauvignon) then bring to a boil.
  8. Reduce to medium-high heat, then simmer until reduced to about 1 cup, stirring occasionally.
  9. After the sauce has been simmering for about 5 mins, heat a large cast iron skillet over medium-high heat on stovetop.
  10. Add remaining 1 Tbsp butter and 1 Tbsp EVOO and heat.
  11. Working in batches, add 1 1/2 lb filet strips and sauté until brown on the outside but still pink in center, about 2-3 mins on the first side. Watch for juice to develop on the top side, then turn and continue to cook to desired temperature (anywhere from 30 secs up to 2 mins).
  12. Transfer filet strips to a plate and set aside. I keep mine in the microwave.
  13. Transfer reduced sauce to the cast iron skillet and heat for 1-2 mins over medium heat, constantly whisking.
  14. Whisk in juices from the resting filet strips.
  15. Arrange filet strips on individual plates, then spoon sauce over the top.
Nutrition Facts
Servings: 6
Amount per serving 
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 45.1g58%
Saturated Fat 26.8g134%
Cholesterol 124mg41%
Sodium 1827mg79%
Total Carbohydrate 20.5g7%
Dietary Fiber 2.7g10%
Total Sugars 0.5g 
Protein 20.6g 
Vitamin D 28mcg140%
Calcium 109mg8%
Iron 7mg39%
Potassium 194mg4%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calorie a day is used for general nutrition advice.
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