Top 9 Filet Mignon Recipes

The Filet Mignon is the tenderest cut of beef you can throw on the grill. It also is one of the leanest, so the biggest challenge is to keep it from drying out. The secret is to let it come to room temperature before it starts cooking and then cook it hot and fast. This is the perfect "romantic" steak and is perfect for those intimate, special occasions. Make sure the grill is as hot as it will go and I recommend cooking it to little more than medium rare. 

When buying a Filet Mignon, start by talking to the butcher. I recommend a filet that is cut into a cube. This gives it size surfaces that can all hit the grill for a quick, hot sear. This is the secret to that crusty surface that will give this steak the texture it deserves. Each side should get about one minute of intense heat, and that should give you the perfect meal. 

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    Cumin and Black Pepper Crusted Filet Mignon

    Cumin and Black Pepper Crusted Filet Mignon
    Cumin and Black Pepper Crusted Filet Mignon. mphillips007/Getty Images

    This is by far one of the most flavorful ways to prepare filet mignon.  While you can use cumin powder for the recipe, toasting the cumin seeds adds a deeply delicious touch to the final product. Serve these steaks with grilled or sauteed vegetables and rice or quinoa pilaf

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    Filet Mignon with Peppercorn-Thyme Butter

    Filet Mignon with Peppercorn-Thyme Butter
    Filet Mignon with Peppercorn-Thyme Butter. Bill Davies SA/Getty Images

    This is the perfect steak for special occasions, particularly romantic ones.  These filets are grilled to perfection then topped with a simple but delicious peppercorn-thyme compound butter.  

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    Bacon Wrapped Filet Mignon

    Bacon Wrapped Filet Mignon on the Grill
    Bacon Wrapped Filet Mignon on the Grill. Kevin Chelko/Getty Images

    This is one of the easiest ways to add delicious flavor to a steak. While filet mignon rarely needs help in the flavor department, bacon just seems to make it better. If you can find a pre-wrapped steak, then that is a plus, however, wrapping the steak yourself will give you the option of what type of bacon to use. I recommend thick cut or black pepper bacon for this dish.

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    Easy Grilled Filet Mignon

    Easy Grilled Filet Mignon
    Easy Grilled Filet Mignon. FerhatMatt/Getty Images

    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.    

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    Filet Mignon with Gorgonzola

    Filet Mignon with Gorgonzola
    Filet Mignon with Gorgonzola. THEPALMER/Getty Images

    A simple, yet flavorful way to prepare the perfect filet mignon. The gorgonzola adds a salty bite to the steak resulting in the perfect combination of flavors. Serve with a side of mashed or twice baked potatoes. 

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    Chili and Brown Sugar Rubbed Filet Mignon

    Chili and Brown Sugar Rubbed Filet Mignon
    Chili and Brown Sugar Rubbed Filet Mignon. Regarding BBQ Inc.

    This is a fast easy way to grill a tender, tasty filet mignon. The simple, yet flavorful rub enhances the steak's flavor giving it a rich beefiness, with a hint of sweet from the brown sugar.

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    Filet Mignon with Ginger and Red Wine

    Filet Mignon with Ginger and Red Wine
    Filet Mignon with Ginger and Red Wine. Regarding BBQ Inc.

    The combination of red wine and soy sauce works beautifully together to flavor these steaks.  While you can't go wrong with filet mignon, this sauce helps to amp it up just a little bit.  If you'd like a serving sauce for the steaks, simply triple the marinade ingredients (of course, you be the judge with the red pepper flakes). Simmer 2/3 of the mixture in a saucepan for 5-6 minutes and serve on ​the steak once it comes off the grill.

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    Herb-Crusted Filet Mignon

    Herb Crusted Filet Mignon
    Herb Crusted Filet Mignon. Regarding BBQ, Inc.

    What can be better than filet mignon? It's both delicious and tender. This recipe calls for dried herbs though you can substitute with fresh herbs instead. If you are going to do so, double the amount that the recipe requires. 

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    Grilled Filet Mignon with Bearnaise Sauce

    Grilled Filet Mignon with Bernaise Sauce
    Grilled Filet Mignon with Bernaise Sauce. kcline/Getty Images

    While this recipe will take some time to prepare, it is well worth it. You can prepare the ​bearnaise sauce shortly before the steaks go on the grill. Just make sure to keep it warm until it's time to serve. This delectable dish is perfect for special occasions.