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Filet Mignon With Blueberry-Bourbon Barbecue Sauce

Filet Mignon With Blueberry-Bourbon Barbecue Sauce
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Blueberries, loaded with antioxidants, have a balance of sweet and sour, which makes them an excellent base for a rich, tangy barbecue sauce. Fresh thyme rubbed on the steak dovetails wonderfully with the blueberries. Serve with fresh tomato wedges.

Prep: 45 minutes | Total Time: 45 minutes
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons
    canola oil
  • 1/2 
    small red onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves
    garlic, chopped
  • jalapeño pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 1/4 cup
  • 1 cup
    fresh or frozen (not thawed) blueberries
  • 1/4 cup
  • 3 tablespoons
    cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon
    brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons
  •  Pinch of
    ground allspice
  • 1 tablespoon
    chopped fresh thyme
  • 1 tablespoon
    extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3/4 teaspoon
    kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon
    coarsely ground pepper
  • 1 pound
    filet mignon, 1 1/2 to 2 inches thick, trimmed and cut into 4 portions
  1. To prepare sauce: Heat oil in a small saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until tender and just starting to brown, 2 to 4 minutes. Add garlic and jalapeño and cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add bourbon, increase heat to high and bring to a boil; cook until most of the liquid has evaporated, 2 to 5 minutes. Stir in blueberries, ketchup, vinegar, brown sugar, molasses and allspice; return to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, until thickened, 15 to 20 minutes.
  2. Preheat grill to high.
  3. Combine thyme, oil, salt and pepper in a small bowl. Rub the mixture on all sides of steaks. Grill the steaks 3 to 5 minutes per side for medium-rare. Let the steaks rest for 5 minutes before serving with the sauce.


Nutritional Information

Makes: 4 servings
  • Calories364
  • Fat19 g
    • Saturated fat6 g
  • Cholesterol74 g
  • Carbohydrates16 g
    • Dietary fiber1 g
  • Protein22 g
  • Sodium424 g
* Nutritional Guidelines based on the USDA's MyPlate Standards.
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