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Filet Mignon

Katerina | Diethood
Perfect Filet Mignon cooked two different ways - pan seared and finished in the oven, or grilled!
Servings : 2
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 45 mins


  • 2 (about 6-ounces each) filet mignon steaks
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon coarse salt or sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper


Oven Method
  • Preheat oven to 400˚F.
  • Let steaks rest at room temperature for 30 minutes.
  • Rub steaks with olive oil.
  • Combine salt and pepper in a small mixing bowl.
  • Rub steaks all over with the salt and pepper mixture.
  • Set a cast iron skillet over high heat and wait for the pan to get hot.
  • When the skillet is hot, add the steaks to the skillet and cook for 3 minutes; flip over and continue to cook for 2 more minutes.
  • Transfer skillet to the oven and cook for 4 more minutes, or until internal temperature registers at 125˚F for medium-rare, or 130˚F for medium.
  • Remove from oven; transfer steaks to a cutting board and let steaks rest for at least 5 minutes before cutting. DO NOT cut right away - the steaks will continue to cook while they rest.
  • Serve.
To Grill
  • Preheat grill to HIGH heat.
  • Oil your grill grates with avocado oil, vegetable oil, or any other high smoke point oil. Don’t use olive oil.
  • Place the prepared steaks on the preheated grill. (NOTE: Remember to let the steaks sit at room temperature for 30 minutes before cooking - also, season the steaks with salt and pepper.)
  • Cook the steaks for 5 minutes per side, or until internal temperature registers at 125˚F for medium-rare, or 130˚F for medium.
  • Remove from Grill and let rest 5 minutes before cutting.




Calories: 486 kcal | Carbohydrates: 1 g | Protein: 31 g | Fat: 39 g | Saturated Fat: 16 g | Cholesterol: 119 mg | Sodium: 1246 mg | Potassium: 517 mg | Fiber: 1 g | Sugar: 1 g | Calcium: 12 mg | Iron: 4 mg | Net Carbs: 0 g

Nutritional info is an estimate and provided as courtesy. Values may vary according to the ingredients and tools used. Please use your preferred nutritional calculator for more detailed info.

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
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