Grilled Filet Mignon with Bearnaise Sauce

Grilled Filet Mignon with Bernaise Sauce
Grilled Filet Mignon with Bernaise Sauce. kcline/Getty Images
Ratings (9)
  • Total: 35 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 20 mins
  • Yield: serves 2
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
814 Calories
70g Fat
5g Carbs
36g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: serves 2
Amount per serving
Calories 814
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 70g 90%
Saturated Fat 37g 187%
Cholesterol 523mg 174%
Sodium 1052mg 46%
Total Carbohydrate 5g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Protein 36g
Calcium 117mg 9%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

While this recipe will take some time to prepare, it is well worth it. You can prepare the bernaise sauce shortly before the steaks go on the grill. Just make sure to keep it warm until it's time to serve. This delectable dish is perfect for special occasions.

Ingredients

  • 2 filet mignon, 1 1/2 to 1 3/4 inches thick
  • 1/2 teaspoon/2.5 mL coarse salt (use less if preferred)
  • 1/4 teaspoon/1.25 mL black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • For the Bearnaise Sauce:
  • 1/4 cup/60 mL dry white wine
  • 3 tablespoons/45 mL champagne vinegar 
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons/22.5 mL shallot (chopped)
  • 1 tablespoon/ 15 mL fresh tarragon (chopped)
  • 2 teaspoons/10 mL fresh lemon juice
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1/2 cup/120 mL unsalted butter (melted)
  • 1/4 teaspoon/1.25 mL salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon/1.25 mL black pepper

Steps to Make It

To make the sauce, simmer champagne vinegar, wine, lemon juice, tarragon and shallots on medium-high heat until it reduces by half (about 7-10 minutes). Remove from heat and let the mixture cool for about 10 minutes. Place reduction into a blender or food processor and add egg yolks. While blending, slowly pour in the melted butter. Move mixture to saucepan or warming dish and season with salt and pepper. Keep warm until it's time to serve steaks.

Preheat grill for high heat. Season steaks well with salt and pepper. Place onto a well-oiled grill grate and cook for 5 minutes per side. If steaks are thicker, cook for a minute or two longer. Once steaks have reached the desired doneness, remove from heat and let rest for 5 minutes. Plate steaks and top with bearnaise sauce. Garnish with extra chopped tarragon if preferred. Serve with your favorite side dishes.