Learn how to cook filet mignon in a cast iron skillet and then transfer it into the oven for a crusty sear and juicy, perfectly cooked and tender meat.

  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Persons: 4
  • Difficulty: Easy

  • Ingredients
  • 2 6-oz. filet mignon about 2 inches thick
  • 1 Tbsp. avocado oil or olive oil
  • Salt to taste
  • Coarse ground pepper to taste
  1. Instructions
  2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Add cast-iron 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.*
  6. Serve filet mignon steaks with garlic herb butter or caramelized onions and enjoy!