Cowboy Butter with Filet Mignon Recipe

Rating 5.0
| 1
| Published on April 2, 2024
This flavorful cowboy butter with filet mignon is a taste of frontier luxury. These tender, juicy filets deliver a significant flavor payoff with little effort.
Utensils Dinner
Globe New American
12
ingredients
6
steps
153
minutes
Giselle is a recipe developer and content creator that loves all things sweet and savory. She runs her own food blog, The Busy Spatula, and her work has been featured on Yahoo!, Marvel Studios and the Kitchn.

Ingredients

Servings:
2
For the Cowboy Butter
4 oz
salted butter, room temperature, see notes 1
1/4 cup(s)
finely chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
2 tbsp
finely chopped chives
1
plump garlic clove, minced
1 tbsp
fresh lemon juice
1/2 tsp
lemon zest
1/4 tsp
smoked or sweet paprika
1/4 tsp
freshly ground black pepper
1
pinch red pepper flakes
For the Filet Mignon
2
two 8 oz beef filet mignon steaks, at least 2 inches thick
olive oil, as needed
salt and pepper, to taste
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Directions 6 steps | 153 Minutes

Step 1

Prepare the cowboy butter at least a few hours before you plan on serving. In a bowl, use an electric mixer or a standing mixer to beat the butter until soft and fluffy.  (See notes 2.)

Cowboy Butter with Filet Mignon Recipe: Prepare the cowboy butter at least a few hours before you plan on serving.
Step 2

Add the chopped flat-leaf parsley, chopped chives, minced garlic, lemon juice, lemon zest, paprika, freshly ground black pepper and red pepper flakes. Beat until well combined. 

Cowboy Butter with Filet Mignon Recipe: Add the chopped flat-leaf parsley, chopped chives, minced garlic, lemon juice, lemon zest, paprika, freshly ground black pepper and red pepper flakes.
Step 3

Transfer the butter mixture to the center of a piece of plastic wrap and spread the butter into a log shape. Lift one side of the plastic wrap and cover the cowboy butter. Gently squeeze to form a log. Roll the log to completely seal the cowboy butter. Twist the ends until very tight to compact the butter into a tight log. Refrigerate until firm, about 2-3 hours.  

Cowboy Butter with Filet Mignon Recipe: Transfer the butter mixture to the center of a piece of plastic wrap and spread the butter into a log shape.
Step 4

Prepare the steaks by rubbing them with olive oil and seasoning them with salt and pepper. 

Cowboy Butter with Filet Mignon Recipe: Prepare the steaks by rubbing them with olive oil and seasoning them with salt and pepper.
Step 5

Heat a cast iron or heavy pan to medium high heat. Place the filet mignon on the pan and cook for 4-6 minutes on each side or until the internal temperature reaches between 125-130°F, for medium rare. 

Cowboy Butter with Filet Mignon Recipe: Heat a cast iron or heavy pan to medium high heat.
Step 6

Remove the steaks from the grill and top with a thick slice of cowboy butter. Let the steaks rest for 5 minutes. Serve with a salad and mashed potatoes or your favorite sides. Enjoy!

Cowboy Butter with Filet Mignon Recipe: Remove the steaks from the grill and top with a thick slice of cowboy butter.

Notes:

  1. Any type of butter works well here, but try and source the best quality butter for the best-tasting cowboy butter.
  2. We recommend making the cowboy butter a day in advance for a more flavorful cowboy butter. The extra time gives the flavors to meld.

Nutrition Per Serving
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CALORIES
499
FAT
52.7 g
PROTEIN
6.7 g
CARBS
2.3 g
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Carmela G.

Carmela

Cozymeal Team Member

05 Apr 2024

A flavorful recipe for Cowboy Butter with Filet Mignon. Surely a hit for everyone who can taste it.

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