Easy Grilled Filet Mignon

Easy grilled filet mignon recipe

​The Spruce Eats / Victoria Heydt

  • Total: 19 mins
  • Prep: 7 mins
  • Cook: 12 mins
  • Servings: 4 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
307 Calories
21g Fat
1g Carbs
28g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 307
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 21g 27%
Saturated Fat 9g 44%
Cholesterol 109mg 36%
Sodium 1220mg 53%
Total Carbohydrate 1g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Protein 28g
Calcium 28mg 2%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

If you're new to grilling steaks or a fan of simplicity, then this recipe is for you. Filet mignon is a delicious, tender cut of beef that really benefits from the grill. Serve with a side of twice baked potatoes and grilled vegetables.  


  • 2 teaspoons sea salt (or coarse salt)
  • 2 teaspoons coarse ground black pepper
  • 4 filet mignon (about 1 3/4-inch thick)
  • 1 tablespoon grapeseed oil (or avocado oil)

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Ingredients for filet mignon
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  2. Preheat grill to high heat.

    Heat grill
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  3. Combine salt and black pepper and rub onto both sides of steak.

    Combine salt and black pepper
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  4. Oil the grill grates using a high smoke point oil like grapeseed or avocado oil.

    Oil grill grates
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  5. Place the steak onto the grill.

    Place steak on grill
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  6. Cook steaks 5 to 6 minutes per side or until it reaches preferred doneness.

    Cook steaks
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  7. Remove from grill and let steaks rest for 5 minutes.

    Remove from grill
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  8. Plate with your favorite sides and enjoy!

    Easy grilled filet mignon
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  • Top the steaks with sautéed onions, mushrooms, or your favorite sauce reductions.