This pan seared Filet Mignon recipe really and truly is an excellent way to make filet mignon. Every bite is so flavorful with that light mushroom wine cream sauce. Searing the beef makes it melt in your mouth tender.
What is the Best Red Wine for Cooking?
Any drinkable red wine will work. DO NOT USE “cooking wine.” Even an inexpensive $7 bottle of Merlot like what we used here is a way better option. Using wine really enhances depth of flavor here.
If you are looking for an alcohol free substitute; you could use more beef broth and it will still taste great but more like a mushroom gravy.