Filet Mignon


Meat and potatoes. Sometimes you just want a steak. So far, in my opinion, the best place for a steak is at Strip Steak in the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas. Their filet mignon is the best that I’ve found. If you can’t make it there, home may be second…if you have a good recipe.

I’ve used the oven before in trying to make a good filet mignon, but this may be better! I found this recipe online and had to adjust it for the size of the filet. In the past, I’ve used meat I found which Walmart sells in a two-pack. Since I wasn’t able to find it for this attempt, I tried a deli wrapped filet mignon that was larger than what I was used to seeing. It might have been six or eight ounces. This was another recipe when I didn’t follow it exactly; I just used the ingredients for an idea on seasoning.

This may have been my first time using the broiler to cook a filet. My garlic caught on fire, but since it was just the garlic burning, I let it continue to cook watching it in the oven in case I needed to grab the fire hydrant, but the fire went out on its own.

Filet seasoning: minced garlic, a coat of onion powder, salt and pepper, olive oil; broiled 7 minutes per side. Similar seasoning on the green beans; salt and pepper, garlic powder, parmesan cheese.

The veggies were cooked in the microwave, quick and easy. I recommend starting this meal cooking the potatoes first, piercing them (four to five potatoes) several times with a knife and heating them for ten minutes on High Power flipping them after five minutes. Steam the green beans right before everyone is ready to eat. I found a steamer bag of fresh beans in the grocery store produce section near the bagged salads.

Photo by M. Sandoval

Sour cream and onion sounded like a good topping for the potatoes since there’s such a thing as Sour Cream and Onion flavored chips. We usually have sour cream in the fridge for all the Mexican dishes we enjoy (quesadillas, tacos, enchilada casserole, etc.) and we have chives in the backyard garden, so it was effortless.

Let me know if you try this and how it goes!


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