Smothered Filet Mignon

Featured by Rutz Cellars in the Gold Wine Club.


4 (6 oz.) filet Mignon steaks
Seasoned salt to taste
Cracked black pepper to taste
¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
¼ cup balsamic vinegar
1 Tbs. Dijon mustard
2 tsp. dried rosemary
1 Tbs. butter
2 cups onion slices
1 tsp. white sugar
4 oz. blue cheese, crumbled


Season steaks with seasoned salt and black pepper, and arrange in a single layer in a large baking dish. In a bowl, whisk together olive oil, balsamic vinegar, mustard, and rosemary. Pour mixture over filets, and turn to coat. Marinate for up to 30 minutes.

While you are marinating the meat, melt the butter in a skillet over medium heat. Cook onion slices in butter until soft, then stir in sugar. Continue cooking until onions are caramelized. Set aside.

Preheat grill for high heat on one side, and medium heat on the other side. Lightly oil the grill gate. Place steaks on the hot side of the grill, and cook for 10 minutes, turning once. When the steaks are almost done, move to the cooler side of the grill. Top each filet with a quarter of the caramelized onions and blue cheese. Close the lid, and continue cooking until the cheese is melted. Serve immediately.

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