Seared Filet Mignon Recipe with Potatoes

Sometimes simple is just better.   Sure there are a few different components that make up this Seared Filet Mignon Recipe with Potatoes, but each thing only has a few ingredients.  The filet only has salt and pepper, while the spinach just bacon.  The potatoes have minimal ingredients and yes you can definitely do 1 or the other, but just so you know they are magical when eaten together.  If you wanted you could also lose the bacon from the spinach and just simply used salt and pepper and finish with a little butter.  In culinary school they teach you to finish everything with a touch of butter.  It just adds that little extra love and body that every food item needs.  I know it also may seem weird to not grill a steak but honestly when you sear a steak in a pan, it holds in all of the juices right there.  When you grill it you are really wanting to provide that smoky deliciousness but you are losing some fat and moisture because it is trickling down into the flames, in a pan you are cooking in it :-).  No matter how you do it, for sure check out this easy Seared Filet Mignon Recipe with Potatoes, it’ll be a hit!

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Seared Filet Mignon Recipe with Potatoes
 
This recipe for Seared Filet Mignon Recipe with Potatoes and a side of baby spinach is perfect for any meal!
Ingredients
For the Sweet Potatoes:
  • 4 sweet potatoes peeled and quartered
  • 2 ounces of unsalted butter
  • 2 ounces of brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of finely minced fresh rosemary
  • Kosher salt and cracked pepper to taste
For the Horseradish Mashed Potatoes:
  • 4 russet potatoes peeled and quartered
  • 2 ounces of unsalted butter
  • 1 ounce of olive oil
  • 1 ounce of sour cream
  • 1 ounce of heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons of prepared horseradish
  • Kosher salt and ground white pepper to taste
For the Spinach:
  • 4 strips of chopped bacon
  • 2 cups of packed baby spinach
  • Kosher salt and fresh cracked pepper to taste
For the Filet Mignon:
  • two 8 ounce filets of beef tenderloin
  • Kosher salt and fresh cracked pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Sweet Potatoes: In a large pot of boiling salted water, boil the sweet potatoes until al dente (roughly 10 to 15 minutes). Once done, strain the water and add to a bowl. Add to the bowl butter, brown sugar, rosemary, and salt and pepper and using a hand masher thoroughly mash and mix together.
  2. Horseradish Mashed Potatoes: In a large pot of boiling salted water, boil the potatoes until al dente (roughly 10 to 15 minutes). Once done, strain the water and add to a bowl. Add to the bowl butter, olive oil, sour cream, heavy cream, horseradish, and salt and white pepper and using a hand masher thoroughly mash and mix together.
  3. Sauteed Spinach: In a hot saute pan cook the bacon until crispy. One cooked add in spinach and saute until it is wilted. Adjust the seasonings with salt and pepper.
  4. Filet Mignon: Season all sides of the filets with salt and pepper and sear in a hot saute pan with olive oil for 3-4 minutes on each side or until your internal temperature is achieved.

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