I have loved this recipe for Beef Tenderloin Steaks with Seared Mushrooms and Red Wine Vinaigrette since it debuted in New Real Grilling. Obvisouly I am not the only one who loved it because it was loved by so many others that it made it into Weber's Greatest Hits.
This recipe is super easy to follow and the results are quite awesome. I grill it for all of my special occassion meals like father's day or birthdays. You are sure to find this to be a family favorite recipe too!
Beef Tenderloin Steaks with Seared Mushrooms and Red Wine Vinaigrette
by Jamie Purviance
Nearly everyone likes filet mignon hot off the grill, making this your go-to recipe for that special dinner party. When cooking the mushrooms, spread them so they are not touching one another. That way, they will roast rather than steam, developing a rich flavor.
4 beef tenderloin steaks, each about 6 ounces and 11/4 inches thick
Extra-virgin olive oil
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
3 thick-cut slices bacon, cut into 1/4-inch dice (2 ounces)
1/3 cup finely diced red onion
3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
8 ounces cremini mushrooms, stems removed and caps cut into quarters
2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh chives
1. Brush the steaks on both sides with oil and season generously on both sides with salt and pepper. Let the steaks stand at room temperature for 15 to 30 minutes before grilling.
2. Prepare the grill for direct cooking over high heat (450° to 550°F) and medium heat (350° to 450°F).
3. In a skillet over medium-low heat on the stove, cook the bacon and onion until the bacon is crisp and the onion is tender, 6 to 8 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from the heat.
4. In a small bowl whisk together the vinegar, mustard, and garlic. Gradually whisk in the oil until emulsified and then whisk in the salt and pepper. Put the mushrooms in a medium bowl, add ¼ cup of the vinaigrette, and mix well. Set aside the remaining vinaigrette.
5. Brush the cooking grates clean. Preheat a perforated grill pan over medium heat. Remove the mushrooms from the marinade and spread in a single layer on the pan. Cook over direct medium heat, with the lid closed, until golden brown and tender, 6 to 8 minutes, turning once or twice. Don’t move the mushrooms until the undersides are nicely browned.
6. Meanwhile, grill the steaks over direct high heat, with the lid closed, until cooked to your desired doneness, 8 to 10 minutes for medium rare, turning once. Remove from the grill and let rest for 3 to 5 minutes.
7. Transfer the mushrooms to the skillet with the bacon and onions and warm over medium heat on the grill for about 1 minute, stirring often. Add the chives and mix well. Serve the steaks warm with the mushroom mixture spooned on top. If desired, whisk the reserved vinaigrette to recombine and drizzle some over each steak