Stuffed Chop Sirloin With Mushroom Sauce ~this becomes a healthy dish by mixing the sauce with Olive oil, dried mushrooms, onions and the beef drippings.
Keyword: cream, steak
Method: Stove Top
Skill Level: Basic
Author: Marilyn Lesniak
4cupsboiling waterto cover mushrooms
2 1/2to 3 ounces dried morel mushrooms
4teaspoonsplus 2 tablespoons olive oil
6tablespoonsminced shallots or green onions
Coarse salt and freshly-ground black pepper to taste
1cupdry white wine
41 1/2-inch thick Beef Tenderloin (Filet Mignon) steaks, approximately 8 ounces each
Mix water and mushrooms in large bowl. Let stand 30 minutes. Drain, reserving 1 cup liquid. Finely chop 1/2 of the mushrooms. Slice remaining mushrooms; set aside.
Making Mushroom Stuffing:
Heat 4 teaspoons olive oil in a medium skillet over medium heat. Add 2 tablespoons shallots and sauté 1 minute. Add chopped mushrooms; sauté 5 minutes. Season stuffing with salt and pepper.
Cut small slits or pockets (2 1/2-inch-wide by 1 1/2-inch-deep) in the side of each steak. Press 1/4 of Mushroom Stuffing into each pocket. Secure with toothpicks. Set aside until ready to cook.
Making Mushroom Sauce:
Heat 1 tablespoon oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Add remaining 4 tablespoons shallots; sauté 3 minutes. Add sliced mushrooms; sauté 4 minutes. Mix in brandy and boil until almost no liquid remains, about 2 minutes. Add white wine; boil 3 minutes. Add beef broth and reserved mushroom liquid, leaving any sediment behind; boil 5 minutes. Add cream; boil until thickened, about 8 minutes. Set aside until ready to use.
Heat 1 tablespoon oil in heavy large skillet over medium-high heat (I like to use my Cast-Iron Pots and Pans). Sear the steaks, moving them with tongs a little so they don't stick to the bottom, for 5 to 6 minutes per side. Your steak is done when the internal temperature registers 120 to 130 degrees F. on your instant-read meat thermometer:
Transfer perfectly cooked steaks to serving plates.
Add prepared Mushroom Sauce to skillet; bring to simmer, scraping up any browned bits. Spoon prepared Mushroom Sauce over steaks. Serve.