August 14th, 2015

Filet Mignon Rub Recipe

Filet Mignon

Ever wonder how to season a steak?

Honestly, whatever flavors YOU like are the ones you should use.

But sometimes we need some guidance. That’s when I turn to recipes. When they’ve been created by a chef I know they’re gonna be good.

I’m getting in the spirit of National Filet Mignon Day (all month long) and making sure we eat our fair share of filets.

Here is a filet rub recipe I like to use:

Spice Rubbed Filet Mignon

4 (5 oz.) Filet Mignons

For the Spice
1 tbsp. sweet paprika
1/2 tsp. ground cumin
1 tsp. chili powder
1/2 tsp. chipotle chile powder
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. pepper
1/2 tsp. cocoa powder

For the Sauce
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 tbsp. vinegar
1 tbsp. yellow mustard
1 cup tomato sauce

Directions: Combine all of the spice ingredients in a mortar and pestle or in a spice grinder and mix until evenly combined. Rub the mixture evenly into all sides of the filet and let rest for at least a half of an hour. In a heavy bottomed pan over high heat, sear the filets until done, about four minutes per side for medium. Add the brown sugar, vinegar, mustard and tomato sauce and reduce until thickened.

Servings: 4

It’s spicy and delicious and especially created for a filet mignon.

Delicious! Wanna try it?

August 10th, 2015

How to Celebrate National Filet Mignon Day

Filet Mignon

It’s coming up, friends. That holiday we all wait for.

No, it’s not a day off work. The post office is still open. And all government offices will be functioning.

But it’s special to me. And I think it’s special to you, too.

It’s National Filet Mignon Day!

So, how does one celebrate National Filet Mignon Day, you ask?

Well, I’m glad you asked?

Here is a list of ways I’ve compiled for your reading pleasure. Feel free to add your own.

  1. Place a filet-themed wreath on your door, then grill up some filet mignons in the backyard.
  2. Send an Evite to all your friends and family and ask them to join you to . . . grill up some filet mignons in the backyard.
  3. Decorate your home with little pictures of steak (you can use all types of steak if you want) but then . . . grill up some filet mignons in the backyard.
  4. Gather the children for a moment of silence to reflect upon the beauty of a filet, then . . . grill up some filet mignons in the backyard.

Do you see a theme here? It always ends up the same – with you grilling up some filets!

Everybody wins!

How will YOU celebrate National Filet Mignon Day?


August 3rd, 2015

Filet Mignon Month


Over at the Kansas City Steak Company, August is Filet Mignon Month.

The filet is their most popular of all the steaks they offer.

And you can imagine why.

Filet Mignon is delicate and tender and buttery smooth. So smooth you can cut it with a fork.

That notion is wildly popular with both men and women alike.

Who can resist that tender taste?

I can easily get on board with celebrating this beautiful cut of steak all August long. Can you?


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Hi! My name is Dena P., and I love steak. In fact, I’ve been on a quest for the perfect steak for a few years now.

I love experimenting with food and I like to get my family, friends and neighbors involved. They add a lot to my cooking experience by helping me perfect techniques and sharing recipes.

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