Grilled Filet Mignon with Bearnaise Sauce

Grilled Filet Mignon with Bernaise Sauce
Grilled Filet Mignon with Bernaise Sauce. kcline/Getty Images
  • 35 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins,
  • Cook: 20 mins
  • Yield: serves 2
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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.

What You'll Need

  • 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

How 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. 

Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
Calories 814
Total Fat 70 g
Saturated Fat 37 g
Unsaturated Fat 23 g
Cholesterol 523 mg
Sodium 1,052 mg
Carbohydrates 5 g
Dietary Fiber 1 g
Protein 36 g
(The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)