Grilled Filet Mignon is a special summer treat for us.
So are onions from our garden.
To some of you this would be Barbecued Filet Steak or Tenderloin or Tournedos….
As Shakespeare implied the name is not important nor is the term used to describe the cooking method.
This is a steak cut from the tenderloin cooked outdoors on a charcoal barbecue grill.
Our butcher is back.
His butchery burned just over a year ago and the rebuild has finally finished and he is back in business.
He is English, which means the cuts are familiar. More importantly it means that he has English beef. His English beef is aged 21 days. French beef is usually not aged at all.
Most importantly, he is back in time for us to have steaks on the grill this summer.
We are happy to see the butcher at his stall in the market again.
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Filet Mignon with Onions
We like our steaks cut 1 1/2 – 2 inches thick and cooked to medium rare. Adjust cooking time according to your preferences.
You can wrap a strip of bacon or fat around the edges if you like.
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 25 minutes
- Total Time: 30 minutes
- Yield: 2 servings 1x
- Category: Beef
- Method: Grilling
- 2 filet mignon steaks (tournedos), 6oz (180gr) each or other cut of choice
- 1 large or 2 medium onions, cut in half, then sliced thickly
- 1 tbs butter
- 2 tbs olive oil, divided
- 1 tbs brown sugar
- 1 tbs Dijon mustard
- 2 tbs Worcestershire sauce, divided
- Mix 1 tbs each Worcestershire sauce, oil and brush on steaks. Set aside.
- Heat remaining oil, butter, in medium skillet over medium heat.
- Add onions and sauté until browned, stirring frequently, about 25 minutes.
- You may have to turn the heat down to low after about 15 minutes.
- When onions are nicely browned add sugar, mustard, remaining Worcestershire, and stir until well blended and sugar is melted.
- Set aside and keep warm
- Cook steaks on barbecue grill until done to your liking…. about 3 minutes per side for medium rare. It depends on thickness of cut, heat of grill, etc.
- Divide onions and place on 2 plates.
- Top with steak and serve.
We like onions and these were from our garden. It’s a simple side to the steak.
- Serving Size: 1/2 recipe
- Calories: 491
- Sugar: 9.3 g
- Sodium: 505.2 mg
- Fat: 29.9 g
- Saturated Fat: 9.4 g
- Trans Fat: 0.2 g
- Carbohydrates: 14.7 g
- Fiber: 1.3 g
- Protein: 38.5 g
- Cholesterol: 124.3 mg
Keywords: grilled steak, filet mignon, barbecue steak
My neighbor was bored with their lawn.
It was just….. lawn.
She convinced her husband that a wild flower garden would be just perfect in the far end, by one of our plum trees.
He was easier to convince once we volunteered our roto-tiller to break up the lawn. It would have been a challenge to do it with a spade.
It started out being rather a grand project, but, eventually, as these things are wont to do, it shrunk down to something more manageable.
It turned out to be quite a pretty wildflower garden and the bees and butterflies seem quite happy with it.
None of them were willing to sit still and pose for a photo, however.
Trust me…. it was buzzing.