We took the comforting flavors of French onion soup and turned them into an easy bistro-style steak dinner. Tender filet mignon gets smothered with sweet caramelized onions and topped by a crispy, Swiss cheese-covered crostini. Serve with green beans and smashed potatoes with buttermilk and chives. Source: EatingWell Magazine, November/December 2010

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Ingredients

Directions

  • Sprinkle steaks with dried onion, 1/8 teaspoon salt and pepper. Heat 1 1/2 teaspoons oil in a medium skillet over medium-high heat. Add the steaks and reduce the heat to medium. Cook, turning once, until desired doneness, 3 to 6 minutes per side for medium-rare. Transfer the steaks to a plate and tent with foil.

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  • Position a rack in upper third of oven. Preheat broiler.

  • Add the remaining 1 1/2 teaspoons oil to the pan. Add onion and sherry, cover and cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until the onion is tender and golden brown and the liquid has evaporated, 6 to 8 minutes. Sprinkle flour over the onion and stir to coat. Add broth, thyme and the remaining 1/8 teaspoon salt; cook until bubbling and thickened, about 1 minute more.

  • Remove from the heat and return the steaks and any accumulated juice to the pan. Pile up some of the onions on top of the steaks. Top each steak with a slice of baguette and some cheese. Transfer the pan to the oven and broil until the cheese is melted and bubbling, about 2 minutes. Serve the steaks with the onions and sauce.

Tips

Note: Sherry is a type of fortified wine originally from southern Spain. “Cooking sherry” sold in many supermarkets can be high in sodium. Instead, get dry sherry that's sold with other fortified wines at your wine or liquor store.

Nutrition Facts

358 calories; 17.1 g total fat; 5.3 g saturated fat; 82 mg cholesterol; 510 mg sodium. 554 mg potassium; 20.4 g carbohydrates; 2.5 g fiber; 9 g sugar; 29.4 g protein; 138 IU vitamin a iu; 9 mg vitamin c; 50 mcg folate; 156 mg calcium; 3 mg iron; 38 mg magnesium;

Reviews (13)

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  • 5 star values: 9
  • 4 star values: 4
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Rating: 4 stars
09/12/2017
An absolute awesome dish 4.5 stars but you cannot do half's. A different cheese maybe and a bit more spices but definately a winner. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
02/15/2017
Added mushrooms with onions... Fabulous dinner!!!! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
01/17/2017
Tasted awesome just not a huge fan of thyme to began with but still really good and my boyfriend loved it!! He even ate why I couldn't finish haha! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/15/2015
Great Date Night Meal In I loved the tender filet and the great flavor of the sauce and the cheese bread (I used provolone instead of swiss just because I;m not a fan of swiss). My husband and I are already planning this meal again to share with others! Pros: Lots of flavor and easy to do Read More
Rating: 4 stars
12/31/2013
Great date night dinner for two! Boyfriend and I cooked this together for a stay in date night. It was quick easy and delicious! Pros: Beef was so tender and the flavour was incredible! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
12/29/2013
This was steak recipe was fabulous My husband really liked this recipe said this one was a keeper Pros: Easy to make Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/31/2013
Husband loved it for anniversary Not only did the food taste good but it looked good too. Pros: easy and delicious Cons: had some trouble with the batter on the onions Read More
Rating: 4 stars
02/05/2013
We've made this with ground chuck as a cheaper version and it was delicious. Chopped parsley mixed with the meat dredged the patties in flour and seasoning then fried in olive oil until brown. Then put in the onion soup mix to finish cooking. A much cheaper alternative to filet mignon and very tasty! Pros: Really Good Read More
Rating: 5 stars
02/05/2013
Delicious Filet My family LOVES this recipe! I've made it numerous times using both beef and venison. Quick enough for an un-hurried weeknight meal but fancy enough for company. We served it with a side salad and mashed potatoes. Also was out of the called for cheese and substituted mozzarella just as equally delicious!! Pros: Easy to make while cooking your sides. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
12/03/2011
Its a keeper!!!!... we allways did our filet mignon on the grill..not anymore!! We won't recommend this recipe... we want to keep it OUR secret!! Pros: Very tasty easy to prepare make sure you have a bottle of wine to tag along Cons: cut the salt in half because of high sodium Read More
Rating: 5 stars
12/01/2011
Good stuff! Cooked green beans for the side... this was an awesome meal. The Swiss cheese really set off the bread... and the onions were sweet. Juicy filet. Would totally cook again! Pros: Easy not a lot of work; tastes great and doesn't take hours to prepare. Cons: Wish I had splurged and had bigger portions but sticking to the recipe was less calories. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2011
perfection Absolutely perfect. The onions were so sweet and the dish as a whole really did remind us of onion soup. The crouton on top was such a great idea - swiss cheese YUM!! Would not change a thing. Pros: easy delicious can't believe it's "diet" food. Cons: none Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2011
Special Occasion Meal I picked this recipe out for a valentine's day celebration and to my surprise before I had a chance to prepare it my boyfriend did all the work. It was fantastic. Tastes exactly like French onion soup but with the extra protein and flavor added by the steak. This will be a keeper recipe for romantic dinners.:) Read More