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Every once in a while, Stew Leonard’s has filet mignon on sale for $9.99 … and we always take advantage of it!  Their filet is excellent and this recipe was “rock your world” good!


  • 2 medium-sized filets, about a half pound each
  • 1 cup ground coffee beans (we used decaf – any type works)
  • 3 tablespoons kosher salt
  • 3 tablespoons ground black pepper
  • 2 medium-sized shallots, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons salted butter


Wash and pat dry the meat.  Make sure the meat is well-dried!  This is an important step.

Sprinkle the filet top & bottom with the coffee, salt, and pepper.  Gently rub into the filet and let sit for about 1/2 hour or so.

Grill the filet for about 3-4 minutes on high heat a side (top & bottom).

While the meat is cooking on the grill, put the butter and chopped shallots in a sauté pan and let cook on LOW heat – like, the lowest possible setting.  This will allow the shallots to get really caramelized in the butter and not let the shallots get browned or burnt.  Let these cook for about 4 – 5 minutes and do not let get brown.

Enjoy this delicious meal with a Guinness stout – it makes a great pair!


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