Filet mignon is a tender, delicious cut of beef. Grilled just right, it's a quick and easy dinner for any night of the week. Here's a simple recipe that's guaranteed to yield delicious results 🔥.
2 teaspoons kosher salt
2 teaspoons coarsely ground black pepper
4 3-ounce filets mignon steaks, each about 1 3/4 inches thick
1 tablespoon grapeseed oil, or avocado oil
Gather the ingredients.
Preheat the grill to high heat.
Combine the salt and black pepper in a bowl and rub onto both sides of the steaks.
Oil the grill grates using a high smoke point oil (like grapeseed or avocado oil) by adding 1 tablespoon oil into a folded paper towel, and using a pair of tongs, rub the oiled towel over the grates.
Place the steaks on the grill.
Cook the steaks 5 to 6 minutes per side or until they almost reach the preferred doneness, up to 9 minutes per side for well done. (The meat will continue to cook as it rests.)
Remove from the grill and let the steaks rest for 5 minutes under foil.
Plate with your favourite sides and a sauce or butter and enjoy!
👉 Tips on How to Cook a Filet Mignon Just Right
Make sure you bring the meat to room temperature before it hits the grill. This ensures the steak cooks evenly.
The best way to test for doneness is to use a meat thermometer, inserting it into the thickest part of the steak as you are approaching the end of the cooking time.
The meat will continue to cook as it rests, so it's best to remove it from the grill under the desired temperature.
If the outside of your steak is getting too dark before the inside is done, move it to the side of the grill where the temperature is lower and cook for a few minutes more, checking its progress every so often.
Recipe adapted from The Spruce Eats.