Pan fried beef steak

Pan seared filet mignon with lingonberry sauce

Pan seared filet mignon with lingonberry sauce is easy to prepare at home. It is enough to choose and prepare the meat correctly, remember the approximate cooking time for each type of roasting, and everything will definitely work out. And in addition to juicy meat, a berry sauce is perfect.
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Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Cuisine European
Servings 2 people
Calories 16 kcal


  • 1 teaspoon
  • 1 cupcake mold
  • 1 grater
  • 1 frying pan
  • 1 cooking brush
  • 1 foil


  • 2 pcs beef steak
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 pinch pepper ground
  • 1 tsp vegetable oil
  • ½ cup cranberries frozen
  • 1 pinch sugar
  • 1 pinch cinnamon ground
  • 1 pinch nutmeg
  • 1 tsp rice vinegar
  • 1 cup water
  • ½ tsp cornstarch
  • 1 clove garlic


  • Prepare everything you need. It is advisable to use fresh beef steaks, not frozen ones. Here the thickness is 3 centimeters, so they can be cooked in a pan. Thicker ones should be fried either on the grill or in the oven.
    Necessary ingredients for cooking pan fried beef steak
  • Before starting work, be sure to take the meat out of the refrigerator in advance so that it has time to fully warm up to room temperature. This will take 1-1.5 hours. Place it on a paper or cloth towel. Also blot the top, there should not be a drop of liquid left anywhere.
    2 pcs beef
  • Brush with vegetable oil using a culinary brush.
    Smearing meat with vegetable oil
  • Heat the pan until a white smoke starts to rise above its surface. Place the steaks with the oiled side down. Fry for 2 minutes over high heat. During this time, brush the top side with oil.
    1 tsp vegetable oil
    Roasting meat in a hot frying pan
  • Turn over and hold for the same amount of time. It is best to use tongs to flip, as they do not damage the meat fibers. If you see that the meat starts to dry out, add a little more oil.
    Roasting meat in a hot frying pan
  • Now reduce the heat to medium and fry for another 2 minutes on each side. And on low heat, hold for the same amount of time. As a result, the meat will cook for 6 minutes on each side, in general, it will take 12 minutes to fry the steaks. In this version, the meat will be pink inside, but not raw, and there will be a clear separation into fibers. For medium roasting, add another 1-2 minutes on low heat, for fully cooked – the same on each side. Transfer the steaks to a plate, cover with foil, and let them ‘rest’ for 7-10 minutes. This is a very important moment, as during this time the steak reaches the desired readiness, and the meat juices are redistributed inside.
    Meat under foil
  • For the sauce, add cranberries to the pan where the meat was fried, frozen ones do not need to be thawed. Pour in a little rice vinegar. This will deglaze the roastings, which will become one of the components of the sauce and improve its taste.
    ½ cup cranberries, 1 tsp rice vinegar
    Cranberries, rice vinegar
  • Pour in water and let it boil for 5 minutes. Add finely chopped garlic.
    1 cup water, 1 clove garlic
  • Grate nutmeg.
    1 pinch nutmeg
  • Mash the berries with a spoon, add salt, sugar, and cinnamon.
    1 pinch salt, 1 pinch sugar, 1 pinch cinnamon
    Salt, sugar, cinnamon
  • Add cornstarch.
    ½ tsp cornstarch
    Corn starch
  • Quickly stir to prevent lumps from forming. Cook the cranberry sauce until thickened. Taste, you may need to add something else to your liking.
    Mixing lingonberry sauce
  • Remove the steaks from the foil, season with salt and freshly ground pepper. You can serve them whole or cut into pieces, pour the prepared sauce over them.
    1 pinch pepper
    Pan fried beef steak


Calories: 16kcalCarbohydrates: 2gProtein: 0.3gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0.3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.3gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.2gTrans Fat: 0.01gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 195mgPotassium: 16mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 5IUVitamin C: 0.2mgCalcium: 9mgIron: 0.1mg
Keyword beef, meat




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