Bleu Cheese Crusted Filet Mignon

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 30 min
  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cook: 20 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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Ingredients

2 tablespoons bleu cheese crumbles (recommended: Treasure Cove)

1/4 cup plain bread crumbs

2 teaspoons fines herbs (recommended: Spice Islands)

1/2 teaspoon olive oil, plus 1 tablespoon

4 (6-ounce) filet mignon steaks

Salt and freshly ground black pepper, for seasoning, plus 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

1/2 cup cognac

1 cup organic beef stock (recommended: Swanson)

1 teaspoon crushed garlic (recommended: Christopher)

1/4 cup frozen chopped onion (recommended: Ore-Ida)

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with foil; set aside.
  2. In a small mixing bowl, combine bleu cheese, bread crumbs, herbs, and 1/2 teaspoon of olive oil; set aside.
  3. Add 1 tablespoon olive oil to a large saute pan and heat over medium-high heat. Season steaks with salt and pepper and to add pan, but do not crowd. Sear 1 to 2 minutes per side just to brown. Remove pan from heat and transfer steaks onto prepared baking sheet.
  4. Top each steak with 1/4 of blue cheese mixture. Finish cooking steaks in preheated oven for 4 minutes for medium-rare, 6 minutes for medium, and 8 minutes for well done.
  5. Return pan to stove and deglaze with cognac by scraping bits from bottom of pan. Add remaining ingredients and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce liquid by half.
  6. Serve steaks hot with sauce.