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.
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.
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.
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.*