Red Chile Crusted Filet Mignon with Ancho Chile Mushroom Sauce

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Filet mignon steaks are crusted with chiles, pan fried then topped with a chile, mushroom and onion sauce.
Recipe By: Alexandra Weeks
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  • Serves 2


  • Ancho Chile Mushroom Sauce:
    • 2 tbsp olive oil
    • 1/2 medium red onion, finely diced
    • 1 tablespoon finely chopped garlic
    • 2 cups red wine
    • 1/2 lb shiitake mushrooms, stems removed and caps sliced 1/4 inch thick
    • 1/2 lb cremini mushrooms, stems removed and caps sliced 1/4 inch thick
    • 1/2 lb portobello mushroom stems removed and caps slice 1/4 inch thick
    • 3 cups chicken stock
    • 2 oz of ancho paste **
    • 2 tbsp chipotle paste
    • 2 tbsp honey salt and freshly ground pepepper
  • Red Chile Crusted Steak:
    • 2 tbsp new mexico red chile paste
    • 1/4 tsp chile de arbol powder
    • 1/2 tsp pasilla paste
    • 1 tbsp cracked black peppercorn
    • 1 tbsp brown sugar
    • kosher salt
    • 2 tbsp oil
    • 2 steaks filet mignon


Ancho Chile Mushroom Sauce
Heat the oil m a large saucepan over medium high heat, add the onion and garlic and cook for 3 minutes. Raise the heat to high, add the wine and cook until dry. Reduce the heat to medium, add the mushrooms, cook until lightly browned and soft, and add the stock. Raise the heat to high and bring the mixture to a boil. Reduce the beat to medium and simmer for 15 minutes. Wisk in the ancho and chipotle paste and cook for 5 minutes more. Add the honey and salt and pepper to taste.

Red Chile Crusted Steak
Combine all the ingredients together in a medium bowl. Brush a large sauté pan or grill pan with oil and heat over high heat until almost smoking. Dredge each steak on 1 side in the pepper mixture and cook, pepper side down for 1 minute, or until brown and crisp. Turn the meat over, reduce the heat to medium, and cook for 3 to 4 minutes more, until done to your liking. Serve with the Ancho Chile Mushroom Sauce.

Chile Pastes
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Additional Notes

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