Since then I have learned how to properly order a filet mignon. Not that I do this frequently- the most that I'll spend on a restaurant steak is $12 and only if I'm feeling like a millionaire on that day. Anyway, yesterday I ended up going grocery shopping alone since Alex was off being a stud at BJJ class and we were completely out of non-water beverages which is a huge no-no in his book. Without Alex there to restrain me, I filled up my cart with all sorts of meat that was on super-going-to-go-bad-in-two-days-sale. This is how I wound up with filet mignon- and a freezer jammed with things that I never usually buy like turkey legs.
Ok, this recipe is really good and can be made for two for under $14 if you are classy like me and grocery shop at Walmart. I spent $9 since the filets were on sale, and I had everything else at home. Trying to impress someone? Make this.
- 2 filet mignon steaks
- Salt and pepper
- 1/3 cup red wine (I used Barefoot's Sweet Red)
- 1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
- 1/2 red onion- chopped
- 1 tbsp each of butter and extra virgin olive oil
Season the steaks with salt and pepper to taste.
Heat up a grill pan over medium high heat and a small pan over medium heat.
Add your chopped onion, the butter, and EVOO to the small pan and stir every once in a while to brown the onions.
Once the onions have browned, add in the red wine and balsamic vinegar- reduce heat to low-medium and stir occasionally while the liquids reduce.
After adding in the liquids to the small pan, pour in a few good glugs of olive oil onto the grill pan and cook steaks on each side for 5-7 minutes.
Let the steaks rest on a warm plate for a few minutes.
Cut into a steak to make sure that it isn't too rare- if it is then throw it back on the grill pan for a few more minutes.
Top with the onion sauce and enjoy.