Smothered Beef Medallions

Smothered Beef Medallions
Servings: 4 Prep 10 mins Cook 15 mins


  • 1 piece beef filet mignon (about 1-1/2 pounds), trimmed of any excess fat
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon plus 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons cognac
  • 1 package (10 ounces) white button mushrooms, cleaned, stemmed and sliced (photo 2)
  • 1 small onion, halved and sliced into half moons
  • 1 small sweet red pepper, cored, seeded and sliced into thin strips
  • 1 small sweet green pepper, cored, seeded and sliced into thin strips
  • 3/4 cup beef broth
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 teaspoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream

Make It

1. Heat oven to 200 degrees F.

2. Cut filet into 12 to 15 slices, each about 1/3 inch thick. Place medallions on work surface. Season with 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/8 teaspoon pepper.

3. Heat 12-inch skillet (preferably not nonstick) over high heat. Add half the butter; heat. Add half the medallions; cook 45 seconds. Flip medallions over; cook 30 seconds. Transfer to platter; cover with foil and place in 200 degree F oven. Repeat with remaining butter and medallions and place in 200 degree F oven.

4. Reduce heat under skillet to medium. Remove skillet from heat; add cognac, mushrooms and onion. Return to medium heat; cook, stirring up any browned bits from bottom of skillet, about 4 minutes. Add sweet peppers; season with remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt and the 1/4 teaspoon pepper; cook, stirring occasionally, until peppers are crisp-tender, about 6 minutes.

5. In small measuring cup, whisk together broth, Worcestershire sauce and flour. Add to skillet. Increase heat to medium-high. Bring sauce to simmering; cook until slightly thickened, stirring occasionally, about 1 minute.

6. Stir in cream and any drippings from beef platter. Return beef to skillet to coat with sauce.

7. Divide beef evenly among plates. Top with sauce. Makes 4 servings.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 4; Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 442, Fat, total (g): 27, chol. (mg): 149, sat. fat (g): 14, carb. (g): 9, fiber (g): 1, pro. (g): 39, sodium (mg): 607, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.