Filet Mignon with Mushroom Cabernet Sauce

This Filet Mignon with Mushroom Cabernet Sauce is the perfect dinner for two!

filet mignon with mushroom cabernet sauce

If you are looking for another good filet mignon recipe, you might enjoy my Filet Mignon with Marsala Caramelized Onions too.

Yield: 2 servings

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Filet Mignon with Mushroom Cabernet Sauce



  • 1 teaspoon butter
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped shallots
  • 1/4 pound fresh shiitake mushrooms, stems removed
  • 1/2 cup Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 1/3 cup beef broth


  • 1 teaspoon butter
  • Two 4-ounce filet mignon steaks (about 1-inch-thick)
  • 1/2 tablespoon low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 1/2 cup beef broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • fresh thyme sprigs for garnish, optional


  1. Prepare mushroom sauce: Melt butter in a nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add shallots and mushrooms; saute for 4 minutes. Add wine and beef broth; cook for 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Remove mushrooms with a slotted spoon; place in a bowl. Increase heat to high, cook wine mixture until reduced to about 1/4 cup (about 5 minutes). Add to mushrooms in bowl; set aside. Wipe pan with a paper towel.
  2. Prepare filets: Sprinkle pepper over steaks. Melt butter in pan over medium heat. Add steaks; cook 3 minutes on each side. Reduce heat to medium-low; cook 1 1/2 minutes on each side or until desired degree of doneness. Use an instant read thermometer if you have one- Place on a platter; keep warm.
  3. Combine soy sauce and cornstarch in a small bowl; set aside. Add wine and beef broth to the skillet; scrape skillet to loosen browned bits. Bring to a boil; cook 1 minute. Add mushroom mixture, cornstarch mixture, and dried thyme; bring to a boil, and cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. Serve sauce with steaks. Garnish with thyme sprigs, if desired.
SOURCE: (adapted from Cooking Light)

2 Responses to “Filet Mignon with Mushroom Cabernet Sauce”

  1. postedFeb 9, 2010 6:14 PM

    I want this now I’m sooo hungry. Wishing twitter had a delivery function; I’d order!

  2. postedFeb 10, 2010 8:20 AM

    Ok, remind me never to read your posts when I’m hungry. I’ve already eaten dinner, and even having a full tummy this post has me drooling! Was it as good as it looks?

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