Filet Mignon with Feta Cheese and Caramelized Onions: Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. If you plan on making a romantic dinner in the comforts of your home this is a perfect recipe to make.
The caramelized onions are key to this delicious dish, they truly are a labor of love but so worth the effort.
2 large onions
1 Tablespoon butter
1 Tablespoon olive oil
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon sugar
Start off by peeling and thinly slicing the onion, then separate into rounds. Heat the butter and oil in a large skillet over medium-low heat. Add the onions, cover and cook for 12-15 minutes, stirring about every 4 minutes.
Remove the cover and raise the heat to medium and add the salt and sugar. Continue cooking uncovered for 30-35 minutes, stirring frequently. Make sure to loosen any browned bits from the bottom of the pan, they are full of flavor. If your onions are sticking to the pan add some liquid one tablespoon at a time. The onions will have a very dark brown color to them when they are done.
Filet Mignon is such an amazing cut of beef it requires very little seasoning or preparation to cook to perfection. Set out your steaks at least a half hour before you are ready to cook them so they have a chance to come to room temperature. This will help them retain their moisture and get a nice sear on the outside.
Preheat oven to 375. Season the steaks with salt and pepper and lightly coat with grape seed oil. Heat an ovenproof skillet on high heat. Sear the filet’s for 3 minutes per side. Be sure to use a tongs to turn them. Place skillet in oven for 6-7 minutes for a nice medium-rare steak. You can adjust the time up or down depending on how you like you steak, but medium-rare is what is recommended for this cut of meat.
Remove skillet from oven and place the steaks on a plate to rest for 5 minutes. The steaks will continue to cook and will be juicier if left to rest.
Top your steaks with feta cheese crumbles (we enjoy the Mediterranean flavor) and caramelized onions. Pair with your favorite side dish and enjoy. We served ours with grilled vegetables and Yum Yum Sauce for a fantastic dinner.
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