Filet Mignon with Madeira Sauce

Steakhouse Style Dinner Very Easy To Prepare: A super tender Filet Mignon with an intensely rich and flavorful Madeira sauce.

To get a nice crust on the outside of the filet: salt and pepper the meat, then dip it in olive oil. Put the filet in a very hot pan and sear each side for three minutes without moving it. Finish cooking by putting the skillet right into a 450 degree oven to reach desired doneness depending on the thickness of the steaks. This steak took 3 minutes in the oven for medium. Let the meat rest before serving.


Cook 1 cup of Madeira wine with 1/4 cup of minced shallots and 1/2 teaspoon of thyme and reduce by about a third.

Then add 1 cup of beef stock and reduce further.

Whisk in 2 T. of butter and add fresh ground pepper and salt to taste.

Great with Hot & Garlicy Spinach and Soybeans.

5 thoughts on “Filet Mignon with Madeira Sauce”

  1. Lori Lynn, This recipe sounds easy and very very tasty. BTW..your kitchen sounds wonderful and very artistic. Black. I never would have thought of it 🙂

  2. I am getting so very hungry!
    Love the idea of combining spinach and soybeans.

    Lori Lynn,
    thank you so much for visiting my blog and leaving the kind comment.
    Would you have the recipe for the goulash? I could add my two cents, if you want me to. You could mail me at la_merisi (a)
    Make sure to have plenty of good French bread to sop up the good sauce. 🙂

  3. Hi Maryann – the sauce is so easy, the madeira brings so much flavor…
    As for the paint, I am fearless, I have painted my house many colors, some rooms worked, some didn’t, but it’s only paint! You can paint over it 🙂
    The black in the kitchen worked! Lucky.

    Merisi – Thanks for the offer. I emailed you the goulash recipe! Hopefully, it will turn out to be “blog worthy.”

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