Filet of Beef Sandwiches

These were difficult to photograph, but easy to make and eat.  The original recipe (from Barefoot Contessa Parties!) calls for a larger piece of beef tenderloin, and a blue cheese dressing.  We improvised with smaller tenderloin/filet steaks because my usual source for beef tenderloin, Costco, was not carrying the larger pieces the last time I was there.  The blue cheese, well, you know me and blue cheese.  Even if I liked blue cheese, though, I don’t think I would have loved it on this sandwich – there would have been too much going on with the beef and the arugula.  You’ll have to trust me that these tasted much, much better than they looked.  Even with a smaller piece of beef, we still had enough left over to make sandwiches for lunch for a couple of days.  Brown bagging it never tasted so good.

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6 responses to “Filet of Beef Sandwiches

  1. Ok These posts are alll great But one question How are you not going completely broke making all of these things? Did you guys all take out a Second on your houses? Ina in the Hamptons… she is AWESOME but I cannot even afford HALF of the ingredients for some of the stuff she makes.

    PS It helps with the WS Cow Head Bag if you carry the saw out to the field in the Pottery Barn Chain Saw Cozy ($37) so the other cows cannot see what you are up to. The Whimsical Provence-style print of this quilted chain saw cozy lulls them into thinking that youa re simply going to enjoy a little bread cheese and wine in the middle of the pasture… They will never see it coming…

  2. Those of us who weren’t born with a silver spoon in our mouths were raised with a gasoline-powered chainsaw in our hands. You would survive for 0.01 second in the wilderness with your imagination tethered to the nearest electrical outlet.

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