Filet Mignon with Cabernet Sauce

Filet Mignon with Cabernet SauceRecipe
Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Melanie J. Clarke
Just a touch of soy sauce adds depth and balances the wine reduction sauce in this recipe. Butter renders a supple finish to the filet mignon. Use a fresh parsley sprig to garnish, if you like.


4 servings (serving size: 1 steak and about 2 tablespoons sauce)

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Recipe Time

Prep: 36 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 358
Caloriesfromfat 57 %
Fat 22.5 g
Satfat 9.5 g
Monofat 9.3 g
Polyfat 0.9 g
Protein 23.2 g
Carbohydrate 3.6 g
Fiber 0.2 g
Cholesterol 80 mg
Iron 1.8 mg
Sodium 565 mg
Calcium 32 mg


Cooking spray
4 (4-ounce) filet mignon steaks
1/2 teaspoon salt, divided
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, divided
1/4 cup minced shallots
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
2 teaspoons low-sodium soy sauce
1 cup cabernet sauvignon
1 cup fat-free, less-sodium beef broth
2 teaspoons butter


Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Sprinkle both sides of steaks evenly with 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Add steaks to pan; cook 3 minutes on each side or until desired degree of doneness. Remove from pan. Add shallots to pan; sauté 1 minute. Stir in vinegar and soy sauce, scraping pan to loosen browned bits; cook 1 minute or until liquid evaporates, stirring constantly. Add remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt, remaining 1/4 teaspoon pepper, wine, and broth; bring to a boil. Cook until reduced to 1/2 cup (about 11 minutes). Remove from heat; stir in butter. Serve with steaks.