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Perfect Filet Mignon

Perfect Filet Mignon Recipe
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Filet mignon is known for its tenderness but must be prepared and grilled properly to maintain it’s perfect, melt-in-your-mouth texture and not get tough during the process. Start with good quality cuts of meat and follow these few simple steps to make the perfect grilled filet mignon.

    30 min - 45 min
    10 min
    55 min


  • 2 filets, about 1 ½ - 2 inches thick
  • Salt & pepper, to taste
  • Olive oil, for oiling the grate


  1. Rest filets at room temperature for 30-45 minutes. This will allow a more even, thorough cooking on this thick cut of beef.
  2. Preheat your grill to 450 while the filets are resting, about 15-20 minutes. Searing the meat before cooking internally will prevent overcooking.
  3. Carefully add olive oil to your grill rack as it comes up to temperature, which will keep the filets from sticking.
  4. Season your steaks with salt and pepper. Keeping it simple with the seasoning lets the flavor of this great cut of meat shine through.
  5. Place filets on the grill and close the lid. For medium-rare, grill 5 minutes on the first side, then flip and rotate, grilling 5 more minutes on the other side. Do not puncture the meat while grilling, use a grill-safe spatula.
  6. Remove and let rest 5 minutes, with a lightly placed foil tent. The meat will rise a few more degrees while it continues to cook internally. The final temperature for medium-rare steak should be 130-135. Serve plain or with sauce of your choice.

Want to try grilling a completely different cut of steak? Check out our Grilled Flank Steak Recipe for another great cut of beef, prepared in a very different way.