Filet Mignon with a Mustard Sauce

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100% would make this recipe again

Preparation : 5 min Cooking : 10 min Standing : 10 min
290 calories/serving
  • Very easy
  • Gluten Free
  • Nuts & Peanuts Free
  • Diabetes-friendly


2 beef, filets mignon, about 2 cm thick 300 g
1/2 tsp salt 2 g
1/8 tsp ground pepper 0.4 g
1 shallots, finely chopped 40 g
1 tsp olive oil 5 mL
1 tbsp butter, unsalted 14 g
aluminum foil
1 1/2 tbsp Cognac, or brandy 23 mL
1/4 cup beef broth 65 mL
2 tbsp whole-grain mustard 30 g
2 tbsp cream 15% 30 mL

Before you start

For proper cooking all the way through the filet, it is important to let it stand at room temperature ½ hour before cooking.

Keep the serving plates in the oven at the lowest setting so they are warm when you serve.


  1. Pat the beef dry and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Finely chop the shallot(s).
  2. Heat the oil and butter in a heavy skillet over moderate heat, until hot but not smoking. Add the filets and sauté about 4 min on each side for medium-rare, turning them once. Transfer the filets to a cutting board and let stand 10 min, loosely covered with foil (to reabsorb the juices).
  3. While the filets are standing, add the shallot to the skillet and cook over moderate heat, stirring occasionally until softened, 3-4 min. Deglaze with the Cognac, scraping up any brown bits. Pour in the broth and boil 1 min, then whisk in the mustard, cream, and any beef juice from the cutting board. Bring just to a simmer 1 min, then add salt and pepper to taste. Thin the sauce with a few tablespoons of water if necessary.
  4. Serve the filets on the warmed plates, with the sauce spooned on top.

Nutrition Facts Table

per 1 Serving (180 g)


% Daily Value




15 g

22 %

Saturated 6.8 g
+ Trans 0.4 g

36 %


80 mg


690 mg

29 %


6 g

2 %


1 g

4 %


1 g

Net Carbs

5 g


29 g

Vitamin A

8 %

Vitamin C

3 %


5 %


27 %


This recipe is :
Free  :
Added Sugar
Excellent source of  :
Iron, Niacin, Selenium, Vitamin B12, Zinc
Good source of  :
Pantothenic Acid, Phosphorus, Potassium, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B6
Source of  :
Folacin, Magnesium, Vitamin A, Vitamin B1, Vitamin D, Vitamin E


1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to :
Food Group Exchanges
Vegetables ½
Meat and Alternatives 3 ½
Fats 1 ½

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