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A filet mignon steak that has been cooked to medium-rare on a white plate with a knife and broccoli.
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Filet Mignon Recipe

Cook the perfect Filet Mignon with a juicy and tender middle, and a super crusty sear, with these easy step-by-step instructions!  You'll start by searing the steak in a hot cast-iron skillet and then transfer is to the oven to get it to your preferred temperature.

Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Calories 365 kcal
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Ingredients

  • 2 6-oz. filet mignon about 2 inches thick
  • 1 Tbsp. avocado oil or olive oil
  • Salt to taste
  • Coarse ground pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Salt and pepper filets liberally on both sides.  (This helps them get a crusty sear!)  Let filets sit at room temperature for 30 minutes before cooking.

  3. Once oven is heated to temperature add oil to a cast iron skillet over medium-high heat. Wait until oil is sizzling to add filets. Cook steaks for 2 ½ minutes per side without moving. Sear the remaining sides for 1 minute total.

  4. Add skillet with steaks to the preheated oven and cook for 4-5 minutes. Using a meat thermometer measure the temperature of the steaks in the thickest portion to determine doneness.*

  5. Serve filet mignon steaks with garlic herb butter or caramelized onions and enjoy!

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

  • For a medium-rare steak, pull it out when the temperature reads 125 degrees.
  • For a medium steak, remove them when the temperature reads 130 degrees. (The filet will continue to cook slightly once removed from the oven.)
Nutrition Facts
Filet Mignon Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 365 Calories from Fat 198
% Daily Value*
Fat 22g34%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 108mg36%
Sodium 93mg4%
Potassium 602mg17%
Protein 37g74%
Calcium 37mg4%
Iron 2.7mg15%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.