I really had that craving for steak but in my ongoing effort to eat everything I am making sure I do not eat too much of anything. The solution was to make filet mignon sliders. I bought two filet mignons (to make eight sliders for four people) and a bag of mini buns. I cut the steaks in half horizontally and then in half vertically so I ended up with eight small “steaks”. I seasoned the meat really well with salt, black pepper and white pepper. I seared them over really high heat so the steak got a nice golden crust but was still MR inside. I griddled the buns in the same pan. I layered the buns with the steak, a thin slice of comte cheese, caramelized onions, mustard and a slice of perfectly ripe farmers’ market heirloom tomato.
One bite and I got that full rich, tender steak experience I was craving. The toasted bun added the perfect amount of crunch to the tender steak. Caramelized onions are one of those silver bullet ingredients that make everything better. They tasted like a sweet onion mayo on the burger. There is no better way to get decadence for a buck than to caramelize onions! I slowly cooked a combination of red onions, shallots and yellow onions the day before. It took about an hour on really low heat to make the onions believe they were candy. Now I have them in my cold pantry for the week! The nutty, salty cheese was the perfect foil to the sweetness of the onions. My craving is satisfied. Enjoy!
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