Prime Beef Filet with Black Cherry and Toasted Walnut Sauce

Lynnda Cloutier


A new and different way with beef

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2 t. dry english mustard
1 t. kosher salt
1 t. coarsely ground black pepper
1/2 t. granulated garlic
1/2 t. cayenne pepper


2 prime beef filets
1 tablespoon canola oil
2 tablsespoons unsalted butter
2 tablespoons. dried black cherries
1/4 cup medium walnut pieces
1 tablespoon chopped fresh garlic
1/2 cup dry red wine
1/2 cup beef stock
1 tablespoon prepared cranberry sauce
kosher salt
freshly ground black pepper
1 tablespoon cornstarch, optional


1Preheat oven to 400. To make the seasoning rub, mix all ingredients in a bowl. Rub each filet generously with the rub. Preheat ovenproof sauté pan on stove over medium high heat. Add canola oil to pan. Put both filets in pan and sear for about 3 minutes. Turn over and sear for 2 minutes. Put pan in oven for about 5 minutes for medium rare. Add 1 1/2 minutes of cooking time for each level of doneness. Remove filets from pan and let rest. Put pan on stove and heat to medium high. add butter, cherries walnuts and garlic. Sauté for about 2 minutes. Add wine and cook until reduced by half. Add beef stock and reduce by half. Add cranberry sauce and salt and pepper to taste. Reduce heat to medium low so the sauce simmers. For a thicker sauce, mix cornstarch with 2 T. water to create a slurry. Add a teaspoon of the slurry to the sauce and stir for 10 seconds. Repeat until desired consistency is achieved. Makes 2 servings.
Cooking the Costco Way

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Beef