filet mignon encrusted with blue cheese

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a recipe by
Joyce Newman
Pollock Pines, CA

At Ruth's Chris Steak House, my husband tried blue cheese on his filet, it was awesome! I had to go home and try to recreate that experience! My hubby loved it, so did I! You can follow the recipe and omit the blue cheese if you prefer.

★★★★★ 1
serves 2
prep time 5 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Roast

Ingredients For filet mignon encrusted with blue cheese

  • 2
    8 oz +. beef tenderloin steaks, 1.5" to 2" thick
  • 4 Tbsp
    blue cheese crumbles (optional)
  • dash
    garlic salt or sea salt, to taste
  • dash
    fresh ground black pepper, to taste
  • 2-4 Tbsp
    real butter, melted (optional)

How To Make filet mignon encrusted with blue cheese

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 350* degrees. Preheat oil in cast iron skillet or one without non-stick coating on HIGH. Season your steaks just before adding them to skillet.
  • 2
    When skillet is hot, add seasoned steaks, cook for 3 minutes on one side. (set timer!) Turn over after 3 minutes, add blue cheese crumbles. (They will look very well done at this point, but NO worries! ;)
  • 3
    Place steaks (still in the skillet) into preheated 350* oven. Roast for 12-13 minutes for medium rare steaks or 13-15 minutes for medium done steaks. Filet Mignon is best with a pink center for a juicy, tender steak!
  • 4
    When steaks are done, remove from oven and let them REST for about 3 minutes before plating them. Meanwhile, heat your dinner plates in the 350* oven. Melt 2-4 Tbsp of real butter in the microwave in a small glass measuring cup or bowl. Pour on top of steaks (with or without blue cheese) just before serving. Pairs well with a Cabernet or Zinfandel. Enjoy!