Bistro-Style Filet Mignon with Champagne Pan Sauce

Bistro-Style Filet Mignon with Champagne Pan Sauce
Total Recipe Time:  40 to 45 minutes
Makes 4 servings

Ingredients

4 beef Tenderloin Steaks, cut 1 inch thick (about 5 ounces each)1/2 teaspoon coarse grind black pepperRisotto:1 tablespoon olive oil3/4 cup quick-cooking barley1/2 cup brut Champagne or sparkling wine 1-3/4 cups reduced-sodium beef broth1 cup diced butternut squash 4 cloves garlic, minced1/2 cup frozen peasSaltChampagne Pan Sauce: 1 tablespoon olive oil1-1/2 cups assorted mushrooms, such as shiitake, cremini or button, sliced2 cloves garlic, minced3/4 cup reduced sodium beef broth1/2 cup brut Champagne or sparkling wine1/2 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme or 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme1 teaspoon cornstarch 1 tablespoon water

Instructions

  1. Heat oil in 3-quart saucepan over medium heat until hot. Add barley and cook 3 to 5 minutes or until golden brown, stirring occasionally. Stir in 1/2 cup of Champagne. Bring to a simmer. Cook and stir 30 to 60 seconds or until liquid is almost absorbed. Add 1-3/4 cup broth, squash and garlic; return to simmer and continue cooking 10 to 15 minutes or until barley is tender, stirring occasionally. Stir in peas, cover and remove from heat. Let stand 5 minutes; keep warm.
  2. Meanwhile, press coarsely cracked pepper on both sides of beef steak. Heat large nonstick skillet over medium heat until hot. Place steaks in skillet; cook 10 to 13 minutes for medium rare (145°F) to medium (160°F) doneness, turning occasionally. Remove to platter; season with salt, as desired. Keep warm.
  3. Heat oil in same skillet over medium heat until hot. Add mushrooms and garlic; cook and stir 3 to 5 minutes or until mushrooms are tender and browned. Add 3/4 cup beef broth, 1/2 cup Champagne and thyme to skillet, stirring until browned bits attached to bottom of pan are dissolved. Bring to a boil; cook 4 to 8 minutes or until mixture is reduced to 1 cup. Combine cornstarch and water; stir into mushroom mixture. Bring to a boil; cook 1 to 2 minutes or until sauce thickens, stirring occasionally. Season with salt, as desired.
  4. Serve steaks with sauce and risotto.

Cook'sTip

Serving Suggestion: Serve steaks with steamed green beans, if desired.
Nutrition information per serving, without risotto: 314 calories; 14 g fat (4 g saturated fat; 6 g monounsaturated fat); 104 mg cholesterol; 161 mg sodium; 3 g carbohydrate; 0.3 g fiber; 38 g protein; 11.5 mg niacin; 0.8 mg vitamin B6; 2.0 mcg vitamin B12; 2.6 mg iron; 44.8 mcg selenium; 6.9 mg zinc; 143.5 mg choline.This recipe is an excellent source of protein, niacin, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, selenium, zinc and choline; and a good source of iron.Nutrition information per serving, with risotto: 540 calories; 17 g fat (5 g saturated fat; 9 g monounsaturated fat); 106 mg cholesterol; 378 mg sodium; 41 g carbohydrate; 7.7 g fiber; 44 g protein; 15.2 mg niacin; 1.0 mg vitamin B6; 2.0 mcg vitamin B12; 4.2 mg iron; 59.8 mcg selenium; 7.9 mg zinc; 162.9 mg choline.This recipe is an excellent source of fiber, protein, niacin, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, iron, selenium, zinc and choline.
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