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Outback Steakhouse Victoria's Crowned Filet

By Todd Wilbur

Score: 5.00. Votes: 1
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Tonight, don't settle for steaks that are served straight off the grill. Instead, blow everyone away when you serve up grilled beef tenderloin filets that have been "crowned" with buttery horseradish breadcrumbs. This presentation looks and tastes great, but the best part: it's really freakin' easy. The crust is prepared ahead of time by combining the ingredients and forming the mixture into crust "pucks" that are chilled until firm. Then, when the steaks come off the grill, you top each one with a crust, and broil until bubbling. Now, sit back and watch as your feeders flip when they take the first bite. That's right, tonight you rule.

Source: Top Secret Restaurant Recipes 3 by Todd Wilbur.

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Horseradish Crumb Crust
  • 1/4 cup butter (salted), softened
  • 3 tablespoons plain breadcrumbs (such as Progresso brand)
  • 1 tablespoon prepared horseradish
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarse ground black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • Pinch salt
  • Pinch dried thyme
  • Four 9-ounce beef tenderloin filets
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    • Restaurant/Brand
      Outback Steakhouse
    • Instructions

      1. Prepare the crumb crust by combining all the ingredients in a medium bowl. Stir well.

      2. Divide mixture into 4 equal portions and form this into slightly oval-shaped patties that are approximately 2 1/2x3-inches across on wax paper. Chill these crumb patties in your refrigerator until firm.

      3. When you are ready to prepare the filets, preheat your grill to high heat. Also, preheat your oven broiler.

      4. Season the filets (see "Tidbits" below) and cook them on the preheated grill until just shy of your desired doneness. Arrange the filets on a baking sheet, and top each one with a disk of crumb crust. Pop these filets under the broiler until the crust is bubbling, but not brown, and serve. 

      Serves 4 as an entree.
      Tidbits: To season the filets you can use salt and pepper or your favorite steak seasoning. If you want a taste that's closer to the steaks served at Outback, try our Top Secret Steak Rub! It's a blend of spices that clones the flavor of the steaks at the chain.

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Jerry Ramirez
Nov 1, 2011, 22:00

This is my wife's favorite item on the menu at Outback so we were eager to try this recipe. It was easy and spot on! Wife loved it! We'll save some money making this at home.

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