Molasses-Glazed Filets Mignons with Cracked Black Pepper

Molasses-Glazed Filets Mignons with Cracked Black Pepper



  • 4 filet mignons
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon gingerroot, finely grated
  • ¼ cup dark rum
  • 1 cup dark molasses
  • 3 cups orange juice, freshly squeezed
  • 3 tablespoons cracked black pepper
  • Kosher salt, as desired


  1. Preheat a gas or charcoal grill to medium.
  2. Meanwhile, heat 2 tablespoons oil in a small saucepan over medium-high heat until almost smoking, and cook the onions until soft, about 4 to 5 minutes. Add the garlic and gingerroot, and cook an additional 2 minutes.
  3. Add the rum, and reduce until completely dry.
  4. Add the molasses, orange juice and pepper. Season with salt, as desired, and cook until reduced to 1 cup, about 15 to 20 minutes. Let cool at room temperature.
  5. Brush the beef with remaining olive oil, and season with salt, as desired. Grill mignons 4 minutes until seared on one side. Turn over, and baste with the Molasses Glaze. Continue grilling for 3 minutes. Turn over, baste, and continue grilling until the filets mignons reach 135°F on an internal meat thermometer for medium-rare doneness.
  6. Let rest 10 minutes, and serve.