Filet Mignon with Rich Balsamic Glaze

Filet Mignon with Rich Balsamic Glaze

Background and History:

Filet mignon, often considered the king of steaks, is a tender and luxurious cut of beef. Paired with a rich balsamic glaze, this dish elevates the flavors of the meat to create a restaurant-quality experience right at home. The history of filet mignon dates back to the early 19th century, where it was popularized as a choice cut for the wealthy due to its remarkable tenderness and fine texture.

Serves: 2

Preparation Time: 10 minutes

Cooking Time: 20 minutes


  • 2 filet mignon steaks (6-8 oz each)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons red wine
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup beef broth
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 tablespoon butter


  • Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C).
  • Season the filet mignon steaks generously with salt and pepper.
  • Heat an oven-safe skillet over medium-high heat and add the olive oil. Once the oil is hot, add the steaks and sear for 2-3 minutes on each side, or until they develop a nice crust.
  • Transfer the skillet to the preheated oven and roast for about 5-7 minutes for medium-rare, or longer for your desired level of doneness.
  • Remove the skillet from the oven and transfer the steaks to a plate to rest.
  • In the same skillet, add balsamic vinegar, red wine, brown sugar, beef broth, and minced garlic. Bring it to a simmer, stirring to combine all the flavors. Let it reduce by half, which will take about 5 minutes.
  • Once the glaze has thickened, remove the skillet from heat and swirl in the butter until the sauce is glossy and smooth.
  • Pour the balsamic glaze over the filet mignon steaks, serving any extra on the side.

Nutrition Facts (per serving):

Note: Nutritional values are approximate and may vary based on the specific ingredients used.

  • Calories: 420
  • Protein: 40g
  • Carbohydrates: 8g
  • Fat: 23g
  • Fiber: 0g


  • For best results, allow the steaks to come to room temperature before cooking.
  • Customize the doneness of your steaks by adjusting the oven-roasting time.
  • The balsamic glaze can be sweetened or thickened to your liking.
  • Serve this dish with your choice of sides, such as mashed potatoes or steamed vegetables.

Allergy Warning:

  • This recipe contains beef and uses butter, which may not be suitable for individuals with dairy allergies. Please ensure that all ingredients are safe for your dietary needs.
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