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Sunday, November 15, 2009

Horseradish-Crusted Filet Mignon

Growing up we only had our steaks one way- marinated in soy sauce and grilled. While this is probably my favorite way still, I have since ventured out and had my steaks prepared many different ways. Ryan and I decided to combine old with the new this time. We still marinated our steaks in soy sauce but we added a horseradish crust. The result was delicious!!

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6 tbs salted butter, room temperature
3 to 4 tbs grated fresh horseradish or prepared white horseradish
1/2 c panko (japanese bread crumbs)

Cream butter. Once butter is light and fluffy, add horseradish and season to taste with salt and pepper. Add breadcrumbs and mix until they have incorporated. Use hands to shape butter and breadcrumb mixture into flat disks the diameter of your filets. Place on plate, cover with plastic, refrigerate at least one hour.

Preheat broiler or oven to highest temperature. Place oven rack on the top third of oven. Over medium-high, heat a large, heavy ovenproof frying pan. Season the filets with salt and pepper. Sear filets until dark golden, 2 to 3 minutes on the first side. Turn over and sear other side. Cook another 3 to 4 minutes for medium rare. Place horseradish breadcrumb topping over each filet and place in broiler until the crust becomes golden.

You can wrap the filets with one piece of bacon, securing the ends with a wooden toothpick. Before searing the filets, sear the bacon by standing the wrapped filets on their sides until the bacon just begins to brown and become crispy, about 30 seconds per side.

Baked Beans

Okay, I have had several different types of baked beans over the years but my mom's recipe is still the best I have ever had. Whenever I bring them to any event, I am always asked for the recipe. They are really versatile as they make a great side dish to an Easter meal as well as at a bbq!

Baked Beans
By Terri Schaeffer

Can of Campbells Pork and Beans (It needs to be Campbells, it is not as good with other brands)
4-6 pieces of bacon
1/2 c white onion
1/2 c ketchup
1/2 c firmly packed brown sugar
1/4 tsp chilli powder (add to taste)
1 tsp ground mustard

Fry bacon in skillet-remove bacon but leave drippings in pan. Saute onion on low until clear. Crumble bacon back in skillet, add beans. Add ketchup, brown sugar, and chilli powder. Bake in 350 degree oven for 1 hour.
I then usually place in crockpot to warm until bbq or meal. They are so good!