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Beef Tenderloin Filet Skewers with Dubliner Cheese Sauce

I love a challenge…Emily from Ultra Epicure challenged me to a Kerrygold throwdown! I love Emily I met her at Food Blog Forum Atlanta last year. She sat in front of me and we had fun chatting about our blogs. I love that she loves dogs too…doglovers in my book are awesome people! (By the way, have you checked out Food Blog Forum Orlando yet?)

Okay if you know me personally or follow me on twitter, you know that I love love Kerrygold cheese and butter and my favorite is their Dubliner cheese. I can eat it plain or in an omelette, on salads, whatever…I love it!

I have been wanting to make a cheese sauce to go with steak so when Emily challenged me, it just pushed me to go ahead and try this. I was going to do it with whole steaks but my husband saw an ad for a restaurant that had filet pieces on skewers with tomatoes and wanted to try this.

Grilled Beef Tenderloin Filet Skewers with Dubliner Cheese Sauce from thelittlekitchen.netAnd since we’re in Florida and are very fortunate to be able to grill almost year-round, I said alright let’s do it. It turned out so good…I don’t have a lot of luck grilling whole tenderloin filet steaks. I usually overcook them on the grill. So cutting them into 1 1/2 to 2 inch pieces really sped up the cooking time and then add the rich Dubliner cheese sauce…divine! This meal is going to go into our regular rotation (for when we can splurge a little and get tenderloin filets, of course).

Be sure to check out Emily’s post. She made Roasted Asparagus Salad and a Kerrygold Roast Chicken!

The sauce is really easy to make with dubliner cheese, heavy cream, salted butter, salt and pepper.

And how about a salad topped with Dubliner cheese to go with the skewers? I made a very simple salad dressing with olive oil, lemon juice, dijon mustard, salt and pepper and topped with dubliner cheese (I grated the cheese with a vegetable peeler). I love simple salads with just lettuce, tomato, boiled eggs and cheese. The cheese lends a little sweetness to the dressing that has lemon juice and djion mustard.

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Beef Tenderloin Filet Skewers with Dubliner Cheese Sauce Recipe & Simple Salad with Dubliner Cheese

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 pounds of filet of beef tenderloin
  • 1 container of cherry tomatoes
  • bacon slices cut into thirds, optional
  • salt and pepper
  • 4.5 oz of shredded Dubliner cheese
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 Tbsp of salted butter

Salad

  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp dijon mustard
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • Your favorite greens (I used romaine hearts and baby spinach)
  • Tomatoes cut into wedges
  • boiled eggs, cut into wedges
  • grated Dubliner cheese, I used a vegetable peeler

Directions:

  1. Allow the beef to sit outside of the refrigerator for about 20-30 minutes. Rinse the beef and pat dry with paper towels. Cut into 1 1/2 to 2 inch pieces. Put onto metal skewers (if wrapping with bacon, wrap them first) alternating between beef and tomatoes.
  2. Heat heavy cream and butter on low to medium heat for about 5-8 minutes. Remove from heat and add a little bit of salt.
  3. Heat gas grill on high heat for at least 10 minutes. Turn down to about medium heat and oil the grates using a paper towel and tongs. Grill the skewers for about 3-4 minutes on each side. And then grill again on each side for about 1-2 minutes. (This depends on how thick you cut them as well as how you like the meat, ours came out at a perfect medium.)
  4. Remove from grill and allow the beef to rest under a piece of loosely tented foil for at least 5 minutes.
  5. Return cream to low heat and add Dubliner cheese to the heavy cream. Stir to incorporate and allow the cheese to melt faster. When it's completely melted, add pepper to taste and leave on warm.
  6. Serve beef with cheese drizzled on top over rice.

Salad
Whisk olive oil, lemon juice and mustard together. Add salt and pepper to taste. Drizzle over salad and add Dubliner cheese.


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Seriously, this sauce is amazing. It’s not too rich and it’s sweetness and butteriness brings the tenderness of the beef to another level.

It’s so good, I can’t wait to make this dish again! I did wrap some of the filet pieces in bacon at my husband’s suggestion. I don’t eat pork so those were all for him. He loved this meal too and can’t wait for me to make it again. You can’t go wrong with grilled tomatoes either, you could even add this to your salad if you wanted to.

Disclosure: I did win some Kerrygold cheese and have worked with them in the past. This post is not sponsored.

36 Responses to “Beef Tenderloin Filet Skewers with Dubliner Cheese Sauce”

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    Rachel -- Following In My Shoes — March 8, 2011 @ 11:51 am

    We’re able to grill most of the year as well — and this looks soooooooooo good. I’ve never heard of Kerrygold products, though. I’ll see if I can find some.

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    Little BGCG — March 8, 2011 @ 12:53 pm

    I’ll have to show this to my BF he was just looking for a beef tips recipe that was different! That sauce sounds like it’s right up my alley!

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    blueviolet @ A Nut in a Nutshell — March 8, 2011 @ 2:08 pm

    Oh my word, that looks like heaven!

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    Lisa @ KarmaPerDiem — March 8, 2011 @ 4:12 pm

    Oh yum. I hate that I can’t get Kerrygold products locally…. Waaa!

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    Gina — March 8, 2011 @ 4:19 pm

    O.M.G… Sounds amazing! Going to HAVE to try this!

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    Emily — March 8, 2011 @ 4:30 pm

    I’m so glad we did this, it was such fun! I’m thinking your cheese sauce would make just about anything taste good =)

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    • JulieD replied: March 8th, 2011 @ 4:51 pm

      Me too, Emily! It was a great idea! I was even thinking of having the cheese sauce on fettuccine. What do you think? :D

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      • Emily replied: March 8th, 2011 @ 4:55 pm

        Oooh fettuccine with Dubliner cream sauce, that sounds like heaven on a plate!

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    Janessa T. — March 8, 2011 @ 6:29 pm

    Yummm, that looks wonderful!!

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    Courtney — March 8, 2011 @ 8:41 pm

    Julie, this looks absolutely fabulous! Thanks for sharing :-) Love Kerrygold.

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    monique — March 8, 2011 @ 9:55 pm

    Yum! You’re so creative!

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    Q — March 9, 2011 @ 7:09 am

    mmmmhhhh! Looks good! Hubby is all about any kind of cream or cheese sauce and the grilled skewers are something I’d definitely like…wonder if this would also work if we broiled in the oven? Still got winter temps over here even though it looks nice and sunny out.

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    glk — March 9, 2011 @ 8:55 am

    Love your recipes. You should also post on http://www.tasteimonials.com They do not deny any pictures of food. To Tasteimonials, its about the food and recipe. Give it a shot. Its free.

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    Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking — March 9, 2011 @ 1:14 pm

    Julie, these skewers look mouthwatering! What a wonderful combination of flavors and a nice excuse to fire up my grill! Thanks for sharing. You have a beautiful blog and I’m looking forward to exploring your recipes. :)

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    Stefani — March 9, 2011 @ 1:24 pm

    After reading this recipe, I am officially hungry. I think I will be making a lunch a little early today. I am bookmarking your recipe so I can try it too!

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    Crystal @ Simply Being Mommy — March 9, 2011 @ 8:35 pm

    Dang girl, that really looks delicious!

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    Wanda M — March 10, 2011 @ 7:59 am

    I’ve never heard of Dubliner Cheese. I checked it out on Kerrygold’s website and it sounds like it has an amazing flavor. I am definately gonna try this with the skewers, what a great twist! Thanks! :)

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    Christopher Sorel — March 10, 2011 @ 8:00 am

    anything with kerrygold dubliner is great. You are lucky to have a free supply

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    Shahira — March 10, 2011 @ 2:47 pm

    I love beef so I really want to try this dish! It looks really good. :)

    -Shahira

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    Carolyn H. — March 10, 2011 @ 9:59 pm

    I love Dubliner cheese. So awesome and you can get it for so cheap at Costco. Gotta add this to the list of things to try :)

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    • JulieD replied: March 10th, 2011 @ 10:10 pm

      Hey, Carolyn!

      I’m obsessed with Dubliner cheese. I love that I can get it at a good price at Sam’s. Let me know how it goes if you try this!

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    Danyell — March 11, 2011 @ 4:15 am

    I am going to make this exact dinner. It looks so good and I think I can pull it off.

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    • JulieD replied: March 17th, 2011 @ 11:55 pm

      Thank you so much! I hope you enjoy it!

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    trishden — March 12, 2011 @ 6:35 pm

    Oh my goodness this looks so delicious. You are making me hungry! I will have to look for a sale on the filet of beef tenderloin then this will be my first spring, sick of cabin fever recipe. Thanks!

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    Nabeel's Cosmos — March 14, 2011 @ 9:47 pm

    When there’s rice included with meat, it’s always amazing. This reminds me a lot of this lamb kabab dish that I eat at this middle eastern place.

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    Sam — March 16, 2011 @ 9:21 am

    This looks delicious. I am not a great cook. I wonder if I could do this.

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    • JulieD replied: March 17th, 2011 @ 11:54 pm

      Sam,

      It’s really simple…I think you can do it!

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    Karen — March 16, 2011 @ 10:36 am

    Hi~This looks amazing!! I just put it in my favorites folder to try this week :)
    You said in your post, you don’t eat “pork”, so these were all for your husband…isn’t this beef?

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    • JulieD replied: March 17th, 2011 @ 11:53 pm

      Hi Karen,

      Thanks! I hope you like it! I’m sorry for the confusion, in an earlier picture I show that I wrapped some of the pieces in bacon before putting them on the skewer for my husband. Hope that helps!

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    Jillian — March 16, 2011 @ 7:12 pm

    This looks DELICIOUS! I’ve never tried Dubliner cheese but think I might have to now :)

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    • JulieD replied: March 17th, 2011 @ 11:54 pm

      Oh you definitely should! It’s my favorite Kerrygold cheese!

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    Brandy — March 27, 2011 @ 1:29 pm

    What a delicious meal! Thanks for the recipe and of course pictures!

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