Filet Of Beef In Phyllo Pastry with Madeira Sauce

Kathie Carr

By
@kathiecc

This is a very elegant dish, great to serve for special occasions. Its absolutely delicious.
Yet it is not difficult to make.

Rating:
★★★★★ 2 votes
Comments:
Serves:
6
Prep:
20 Min

Ingredients

3 lb
filet mignon, whole and trimmed
"just a pinch" of salt
2 Tbsp
butter
1/2 lb
mushrooms, finely chopped
2
shallots, chopped
1 pkg
phyllo dough
1/2 c
butter, melted

SAUCE INGREDIENTS

3 Tbsp
butter
1.5 Tbsp
flour
3/4 c
beef stock
1 tsp
kitchen bouquet
1/4 c
madeira wine

Step-By-Step

1Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Rub filet with salt. In a heavy skillet, sear the meat over high heat in sweet butter until brown on all sides to seal in the juices. Set aside.
2Layer 12 pieces of phyllo pastry together, brushing each layer with melted butter.

Spread about half of the mushroom/shallot mixture on the pastry and place the seared beef on top. Then place remaining mushrooms on top of filet and fold the phyllo dough around the filet.
3Prepare an additional 5 to 6 layers of phyllo pastry, each brushed with butter. Seal all edges of roast by overlapping with this additional pastry and brush with butter.

Place beef in a buttered baking pan and bake for about 40 to 45 minutes or until pastry is browned and flaky. Prepare madiera sauce while beef is baking.
4MADIERA SAUCE:

Melt the butter, stir in flour, and cook for 5 minutes. Add beef stock, kitchen bouquet, and madeira. Cook until thickened.

Remove beef to a serving dish and serve with madeira sauce.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Beef
Other Tag: Quick & Easy