Crab-Stuffed Filet Mignon with Whiskey Peppercorn Sauce

Crab-Stuffed Filet Mignon with Whiskey Peppercorn Sauce


"Delicious Filet Mignon stuffed with succulent crab, wrapped in bacon and topped with whiskey-peppercorn sauce. Time consuming, but just as good, if not better than any high-end restaurant recipe."

Ingredients 1 h 30 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 748 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 748 kcal
  • 37%
  • Fat:
  • 57.3 g
  • 88%
  • Carbs:
  • 6.7g
  • 2%
  • Protein:
  • 41.4 g
  • 83%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 215 mg
  • 72%
  • Sodium:
  • 1175 mg
  • 47%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Make Crab Stuffing: Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a large skillet. Saute onion, green onion, garlic, celery, and green pepper until tender. Stir in shrimp stock, crab meat, bread crumbs, and Cajun seasoning. Remove from heat, and set aside.
  2. Prepare Peppercorn Sauce: In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine beef broth and cracked black pepper. Simmer until reduced to 1 cup, stirring frequently. Add1 ounce whiskey and 1 cup cream. Continue simmering until reduced to 1 cup. Remove from heat, and set aside.
  3. Prepare Steaks: Slice a pocket into the side of each steak, and stuff generously with crab stuffing. Wrap bacon around side, and secure with toothpicks. Season to taste with salt and pepper; set aside. Heat olive oil in a large cast iron skillet over medium heat. Saute garlic and shallot for 1 minute. Stir in mushrooms, and saute until tender. Remove mushroom mixture, and set aside.
  4. Place steaks in skillet, and cook to desired doneness. Remove from skillet, and keep warm. Deglaze skillet with 1 ounce whiskey. Reduce heat, and stir in peppercorn sauce and Dijon mustard. Add mushroom mixture, and reduce sauce until thickened. Remove toothpicks and bacon from steaks, and arrange steaks on a plate. Top with sauce.
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  • I often partially cook my filets in the pan, and finish them on the grill. This recipe works well with roasted red potatoes and a nice glass of wine.
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This was an absolutely stunning recipe! Melt in your mouth delicious filet mignon with a cream sauce worthy of this excellent cut of meat. The crab stuffing was wonderful, not too over powering at all. I noticed a lot of complaints about prep time and had a few suggestions. Start by chopping all the ingredients first (the garlic etc) and have that all laid out and ready to go. For measuring the whiskey, it's convenient to use a medicine measurement. You know, like the ones that come on Pepto Bismol bottles. I measured all tsp and tblsp along with ounces in that one cup and it worked out great. I would definitely start the sauce first. You don't need to mess with it and it can bubble along and reduse itself while you prepare the other parts. Cook the bacon for a couple mins in between paper towels in the microwave to minimize mess and effort. Next and while the bacon cooks, start the stuffing and then get the steaks cooked. Once those are done, your sauce will be ready for the final touches. Working in that order, this recipe took less than 40mins start to finish. 5 Stars and thank you so much for sharing!


After reading many of the reviews, I made the following adjustments, made the crab stuffing (doubled) and the sauce the night before because it is time comsuming to waiting for it to reduce. Also, I like my bacon more crisping than soft so I precooked it to the soft-cooked stage before wrapping the filets. You might have to use two strips to wrap a filet if you do this because they have shrinked. The flavor is divine and if you do your prepwork ahead of time, it's worth the effort to put it on the table for company.


I'm giving this recipe 2 stars (for time), flavor deserves 5. BEWARE! It takes much longer than 1 1/2 hours to make. Start it about 3 hours before you plan on serving (2 1/2 if you plan on making nothing to go with it). Also, not a budget friendly recipe. Forget about using shrimp stock. This is an ingredient that you cannot buy at your local grocery store. The crab stuffing was the easiest part of recipe. It was very tasty and would advise doubling the mixture if you wish to have "genorously stuffed" mignons. The peppercorn sauce smells so good while cooking, but takes forever to simmer down. By the way, if anyone is unsure what constitutes "heavy cream", I asked several people (including dairy manager) & nobody knew for sure. Some said "whipping cream" and others claimed "half and half". I found out for sure that it's "whipping cream"! All in all, very tasty. Not quite sure it was worth the effort. Since I was the cook, thrill of eating was gone by the time I was able to sit down. The people I fed it to, loved it. I was over it! LOL! I served it with fried asparagus, baked red taters & crusty Freedom (french) rolls. Will not make again unless a VERY special occasion (extremely hot date, in-laws, etc...) All said, it really is a 5 star recipe (if you have the time).