Filet Mignon is by far the most tender cut steak. It's among (if not the) most expensive cut of steak. So let's make sure that we cook that sucker perfect every time. It can be intimidating to cook Filet Mignon. Who wants to risk turning a $20/lbs piece of steak perfection into a smoldering pile of ash. But fear not, we have you covered. We've collected everything you need to know about cooking Filet Mignon. Weather you want to cook your filet in a pan, on the grill, or in the oven, we have the tips you'll need to make sure it comes out perfect every time. And not just cooking tips, we've also collected our favorite filet mignon recipes, sauces, flavors and side dishes. So whether you cooking for a special occasion, for a group party, or perhaps best of all, just for yourself, you'll perfect your filet mignon right here.

How to Make Bacon Wrapped Filet Mignon

While I’m a fan of wrapping just about anything in bacon (a shoe wrapped in bacon would probably taste great), bacon wrapped filet mignon is a particularly good match. Filet is cut from the beef tenderloin, which is a very tender cut of meat, but also very lean. In fact, it’s only slightly fattier...

How to Buy Filet Mignon

So….you’ve decided to cook up a juicy, tender, flavorful Filet Mignon. Obviously, the first thing you need to do make your way to your favorite purveyor of this most tender of steaks, and plunk down what is likely to be a fair amount of your hard-earned money. Filet Mignon is not a cheap cut. Most...

How to Cook Beef Tenderloin

To cook the perfect beef tenderloin, it helps to know a bit about the cut of meat itself. The tenderloin is a long, cylinder shaped muscle that runs along the spine (one on each side) of the cow. It’s the muscle that Filet Mignon are cut from. Because of its location (far from the legs), is does...

How Long do you Cook Filet Mignon

Perhaps the most common steak question I get is “How long should I cook Filet Mignon?” The short, but likely inaccurate answer, is “about 10-12 minutes”. However, the real answer, is a bit more complicated. The question is not a simple one…nor does it have a simple answer. In reality, how long you...

How to Grill a Perfect Filet Mignon

Filet Mignon is often considered the greatest steak cut of them all. It’s unmatched in tenderness. Has a somewhat mild flavor, compared to other cuts, and when cooked right, it nearly guaranteed to please. I’ll frequently cook my filet in the oven, but once it gets warm enough, it’s time to bring...

How to Cook Filet Mignon in the Oven

Filet mignon, or “dainty fillet” is among the most coveted cuts from the cow due its lovely, tender texture and subtle flavor. Despite the title of our dish, filet mignon should not be fully cooked in the oven. I first sear the steak on the stove top, then transfer to the oven to finish. This...
Filet Mignon with Rosemary Butter

Filet Mignon with Rosemary Butter

In this recipe video, I show you how to cook a Filet Mignon - one of my all time favorite cuts of meat. The filet, is a very tender cut, that works with all kinds of sauces, and of course some very nice red wines. Along with this filet, I show you how to make a very simple, but very tasty...

Filet Mignon with Peppercorn Sauce

In this recipe video, I show you one of my all time favorites - a Filet Mignon with Peppercorn Sauce. I'll show you how to sear off the filet on the stove top, which is one of the best ways to cook this particular cut. You can then use the pan drippings, along with some cognac, cream, stock...
Filet Mignon with Tarragon Butter Recipe

Filet Mignon with Tarragon Butter

In this recipe video, I make a Filet Mignon, which is one of my favorite cuts of steak. Filet is the most tender cut, but some complain that it lacks the flavor of some of the other cuts. I actually agree with that...but frankly don't think it's a problem at all, because there are ways...
Pepper Steak Recipe

Pepper Steak

In this recipe video, I show you how to make a pepper steak…or steak au poivre. This recipe is a classic in steak houses, and French bistros around the world. The coarsely ground black pepper adds a great spice and flavor to the juicy red meat. Here, I make both a Filet Mignon and New York...

How to Pan Roast Steaks

I love a grilled steak. Getting the beautiful smoky char on the outside of the meat adds a great flavor and texture, but the grill is not your only steak option. Too many of my friends don’t think about cooking a steak “indoors”, but really there’s no reason they shouldn’t. In fact, pan roasting a...

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