Filet Mignon with a Creamy Paprika Sauce

Filet Mignon with a Creamy Paprika Sauce

2 servings
Preparation 5 min
Cooking 10 min

Standing 10 min

300 calories per serving 


2 beef, filets mignon, about 2 cm thick   300 g
1 pinch salt [optional]   0.1 g
  ground pepper to taste    
1 shallots, finely chopped   40 g
1 tsp olive oil   5 mL
1 tbsp butter, unsalted   14 g
  aluminum foil    
1/4 cup beef broth   65 mL
1/2 tbsp paprika   5 g
1 tbsp Dijon mustard   15 mL
2 tsp Worcestershire sauce   10 mL
2 tbsp whipping cream 35%   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 the 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 once. Transfer the filets to a cutting board and let stand, loosely covered with foil, 10 min (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 broth, scraping up brown bits. Bring to a boil, then cook 1 min. Reduce the heat then add the paprika and cook 2 min with stirring. Whisk in the mustard, Worcestershire sauce, cream, and any beef juice from the cutting board. Bring just to a simmer and cook 1 min. 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 the top.

Nutrition Facts Table

Nutrition Facts

per 1 serving (170g)


% DV*

* DV = Daily Value




17 g

27 %

Saturated 9 g
+ Trans 0.4 g

46 %


90 mg


310 mg

13 %


6 g

2 %


1 g

6 %


1 g


29 g

Vitamin A

25 %

Vitamin C

6 %


4 %


30 %

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Servings of Canada's Food Guide

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to:

Vegetables and Fruit: ¼ serving
Grain Products: 0 serving
Milk and Alternatives: 0 serving
Meat and Alternatives: serving

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

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This recipe is in the following categories: Beef | Main courses/Entrées | Diabetes-friendly | Halal | High Iron | Sauté/Stir Fry

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