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Five Star Filet Mignon Stuffed with Mushrooms and Onions

By Paula Deen


Difficulty: Medium

Prep time: 20 minutes

Cook time: 20 minutes

Servings: 20


  • 1 cup plus 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 finely chopped Vidalia onion
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh rosemary
  • 4 cups (about 2 large mushrooms) diced portobello mushrooms
  • 1/2 cup plus 1/4 cup dry white wine
  • 6 (8 oz) about 2 inches thick filet mignon steaks
  • for brushing olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh tarragon
  • 2 tablespoons champagne vinegar
  • 1 clove minced garlic
  • 1 minced shallot
  • kosher salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 1 tablespoon fresh, optional lemon juice


Preheat the grill to medium-high.

Melt the 1/4 cup butter over medium-high heat in a large skillet. Add the onions and rosemary and cook until the onions are slightly translucent, about 2 minutes. Stir in the mushrooms and cook, stirring, until the mushrooms are soft and most of the juices have evaporated, 4 to 5 minutes. Pour in 1/2 cup wine and simmer until most of the liquid has evaporated, about 2 minutes. Season with 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper.

Cut a deep pocket horizontally into each steak. Sprinkle the steaks with salt and pepper. Stuff each pocket with about 1 1/2 tablespoons of the mushroom mixture, reserving the remaining mushroom mixture for serving. Skewer with toothpicks to close. Brush the steaks with olive oil.

Place the steaks in a grill basket (this way any filling that falls out during cooking won’t fall into the fire). Transfer the basket to the grill. Close the cover and cook to desired doneness, 5 to 6 minutes per side for medium-rare. Let the steaks rest for 5 minutes on a platter or cutting board

Serve the steaks with the remaining mushroom mixture and the Bearnaise Sauce.

Bearnaise Sauce:

Combine 1/4 cup wine, half the tarragon, the vinegar, garlic, shallots and some salt and pepper in a saute pan over medium-low heat. Cook until reduced by half. Transfer to a medium metal bowl.

Start to whisk the wine mixture in the bowl while adding 1 cup butter in increments. (Do not stop whisking throughout this whole process.) Temper the eggs so they do not scramble and add them to the bowl. The sauce will look glossy and thick. Whisk in the lemon juice, if using. Taste for seasoning.

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