Beef spectacular
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Beef spectacular
Last updated 6/12/2012 1:08:04 AM. Recipe ID 34384. Report a problem with this recipe.
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      Title: Beef spectacular
 Categories: Beef
      Yield: 4 Servings
      4    Filet mignon
      3 tb Butter
    1/3 c  Cognac
      1 pk Frozen puff pastry
      1    Egg white, lightly beaten
      1    Egg yolk
      1 ts Milk

    1/2 c  Butter
      1 sm Onion,finely chopped
      1 lb Mushrooms,sliced

    1/4 c  Butter
    1/2 c  Chopped onion
    1/2 c  Chopped carrot
      2 tb Chopped parsley
    1/2 ts Thyme
      1    Bay leaf
    1/4 c  Flour
  2 1/2 c  Beef bouillon
      1 c  White wine
      1 tb Tomato paste
           Salt and pepper
  Prepare sauce first.Melt butter in saucepan.Add onions,carrots,
  parsley,thyme and bay leaf.Cook over low heat,stirring constantly,
  until vegetables are soft. Remove from heat and stir in flour.Return
  to heat and cook,stirring constantly,until mixture begins to
  brown.Stir in bouillon and wine; simmer for 30 minutes.Add tomato
  paste and salt and pepper to taste. Prepare stuffing next.Melt 1/2
  cup butter in large skillet.Saute onions until translucent.Add
  mushrooms.Cook over low heat until they turn dark.Cool.Preheat oven
  to 450 degrees.Rub filets with salt and pepper.Place in skillet over
  high heat with butter.Brown briefly on both sides.Flame with
  cognac.Roll puff pastry out to 1/4" thick.Cut into four equal squares
  reserving scraps for decoration.Place 1/4 of mushrooms on each
  square.Place filet on top of mushroom mixture. Bring edges
  together.Paint with egg white.Cut small leaves from pastry
  scraps;fasten to roll with egg white.Mix yolk and milk and brush
  completely.Place filets on cookie sheet.Bake 10 minutes.Reduce heat
  to 375 degrees.Bake 20 minutes more.Serve with warm sauce.Serves 4.

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Recipe ID 34384 (Apr 03, 2005)

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