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Recipe – Cast-iron seared filet of beef with Irish cheddar grits

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Cast-iron seared filet of beef with Irish cheddar grits


2 main entrée filet mignons
2 cups Irish cheddar cheese, shredded
2 cups grits
¼ lb. butter
4 cups whole milk
salt & pepper


For Filets:

  1. Graciously season both sides of filets with salt & pepper
  2. Add filets to pre-heated med/high cast iron skillet
  3. Sear each side of filets about 4 minutes each for medium rare
  4. Pull meat off heat and let rest for at least 3-4 minutes

For Grits:

  1. Bring milk and butter to a vigorous simmer
  2. Stir in grits
  3. Stir often until grits are soft, around 20 minutes
  4. Add shredded Irish cheddar, salt & pepper
  5. Grits should be smooth and creamy