Filet Mignon with Rosemary-Port Sauce

Port adds a rich, spicy flavor to the sauce in this recipe. However, you may use any sweet red wine in its place.


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

Recipe from

Oxmoor House

Recipe Time

Prep: 5 Minutes
Cook: 14 Minutes
Other: 15 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 158
Fat 7.8 g
Satfat 3.2 g
Protein 19.8 g
Carbohydrate 1.1 g
Cholesterol 61 mg
Iron 2.7 mg
Sodium 405 mg
Caloriesfromfat 46 %
Fiber 0.1 g
Calcium 12 mg


2 large garlic cloves, halved
4 (4-ounce) beef tenderloin steaks, trimmed (about 1 inch thick)
1/2 teaspoon salt, divided
1/2 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper
1/2 cup port or other sweet red wine
1/2 cup low-salt beef broth
1 teaspoon chopped fresh rosemary
Cooking spray
2 teaspoons light butter


Rub cut sides of garlic over each side of steaks; sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Let stand 15 minutes.

Combine port, broth, and rosemary in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 5 minutes or until mixture measures 1/3 cup. Stir 1/4 teaspoon salt into sauce. Pour into a small bowl; set aside. Wipe pan clean with a paper towel.

Coat pan with cooking spray; place over medium-high heat. Add beef; cook 4 minutes on each side or until desired degree of doneness. Set beef aside. Add reserved port mixture to hot pan. Simmer 30 seconds, scraping pan to loosen browned bits, until mixture reduces to 1/4 cup. Remove from heat and stir in butter. Spoon sauce over steaks.