Monday, 16 November 2009

Fancy Beef Filet

This is a recipe that my Mom makes occasionally and it ... is ... sooooo good! With the amount of butter and red wine it wouldn't make the "Healthiest Meal" list but sometimes (ok, many times) taste wins out over healthiness. :) Serve with garlic mashed potatoes, asparagus and more red wine. Mmmmm.

5-6lb whole beef filet
1/2 lb butter, softened (no substitutions!)
2 cups fresh button mushrooms
1 beef boullion cube
1 cup red wine

Preheat oven to 400F. Place filet on a deep-sided cookie sheet (aka jelly roll pan). Spread softened butter over filet. Keep cold until ready to bake.

To cook so that the centre is rare and the ends are well done: Put filet in the preheated oven for 30 minutes. Dissolve boullion cube in the red wine. After the initial 30 minutes in the oven, place mushrooms around meat and baste with wine mixture. Bake for 20 minutes more.

Tip: You can use an Eye of Round beef roast instead of the whole beef filet but the meat will not be as tender.

Originally from: "Talk About Good - The Junior League of Louisiana" page 268

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