Some things seem like they were made to go together, and I find that’s true for beef and mushrooms. It’s such a good combination, whether it’s a mushroom and Swiss burger, stroganoff, or steak topped with mushroom sauce. Well, that last one is the combo I’m focusing on today with this Filet Mignon in Mushroom Sauce recipe. Every once in a while I find a good deal on filet mignon, and I end up freezing a few nice steaks. Sometimes I save it for a special occasion, but I usually can’t wait. I inevitably declare a random “special occasion” and cook up a nice meal for no real reason other than I can. It’s good to treat yourself, and today is one of those random “special occasion” days.
An easy, excellent recipe for filet mignon. The mushroom wine sauce is mouthwatering and will give you plenty of recipe requests. Perfect for any occasion.
Two filet mignon steaks, check. I had them in the freezer, just waiting for this recipe. The most important ingredient was taken care of, but I still had to buy most everything else. That wasn’t a problem, though, and my usual grocery store had everything I needed. I even managed to find the mushrooms already sliced.
One nice thing about filet mignon is that it’s quick to cook since it’s best when rare to medium-rare. That was true for this recipe, and the steaks took only six minutes (3 minutes per side). However, the mushroom sauce took a bit more time and effort, bringing the total time up to 39 minutes, just short of the 45 minutes listed.
Although this recipe took significantly more time than simply searing the steaks, the effort was well worth it. Making the mushroom sauce involved simple cooking techniques and a little waiting. But everything went according to the instructions, and I didn’t have any issues.
Since the mushrooms were pre-sliced, I had a lot of the prep work already done. In fact, I was able to finish the prep work while the mushrooms cooked (step 1). It was close, though, because stripping the leaves off the thyme took a while. You might want to prep it in advance if you want to take things at a leisurely pace.