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Cooking With Rania: Filet Mignon With Bacon Cream Sauce

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) -- For the month of April, Rania Harris, of Rania's Catering, is showcasing a full day of meals with a springtime theme. Up next is Filet Mignon for dinner!

Filet Mignon with Bacon Cream Sauce

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  • 4 (4 ounce) filet mignon (beef tenderloin)
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 3 slices bacon, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 4 shallots, diced
  • 1 heaping cup sliced Cremini mushrooms
  • ½ cup half-and-half cream
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste


Brush the filets with olive oil and pan sear them on a hot grill pan – about 4 minutes per side for medium-rare. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read 130 degrees. Set the steaks aside on a platter tented with aluminum foil to rest.

While the steaks are resting, prepare the sauce:

While the steaks are resting, cook and stir the chopped bacon in a small saucepan over medium heat until the bacon pieces are crisp, 3 to 5 minutes. Stir in the butter and shallots, and cook and stir until the shallots are soft and translucent, about 5 minutes more. Add in the chopped mushrooms and cook until the mushrooms are soft and cooked through.

Stir in the half-and-half, bring the mixture to a simmer over medium-low heat, and cook, stirring occasionally, until the sauce is slightly thickened, about 8 minutes or a little longer, if necessary. Season to taste with salt and pepper, and serve over the steaks.

Serves: 4

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