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How to Grill a Filet Mignon


The filet mignon is a tender, decadent steak cut – the ultimate in steak luxury. There are a variety of ways to cook a filet mignon, but one of our favorites is grilling. It’s simple to grill a perfect filet mignon in just five steps for an incredible steak dinner at your next backyard barbecue. Follow these instructions from our executive chef team to cook a juicy and incredibly tender filet mignon on your gas or charcoal grill every time.

Selecting the Best Filet Mignon to Grill

Start with the best filet mignon for the best steak experience. Omaha Steaks filet mignon are hand-selected for quality, aged to perfection for at least 28 days for a more tender steak, and expertly trimmed by our master butchers. Our steak delivery process ensures they are flash frozen at peak freshness and delivered frozen to your door for an exceptional steak. Guaranteed.

How to Grill a Filet Mignon

1. Thaw Steak Completely

Start by completely defrosting your steak. You can use the quick-thaw cold water method or defrost overnight in the refrigerator. Visit our complete guide for thawing steak for more information.

2. Season Filet Mignon or Dry Brine

Pat dry and season liberally with coarse salt and fresh black pepper or Omaha Steaks seasoning. If you have time, we recommend a simple dry brine for an even more tender and juicy steak experience. Bring the steak to room temperature before grilling.

How to Grill a Filet Mignon

3. Preheat the Grill to Medium-high

Preheat your gas or charcoal grill to medium-high heat. Oil grill grates immediately before grilling. We recommend using tongs and rubbing your grates with a paper towel soaked in oil to ensure your steak doesn’t stick.

4. Grill Filet Mignon on Medium-high Using Steak Cooking Chart or Omaha Steaks App

How long do you grill a filet mignon? We’ve perfected our cooking charts and Omaha Steaks app with a built-in cooking timer. To use our app, simply enter the steak cut and size, desired doneness and start the cooking timer. You will be alerted when it’s time to flip and when your steak is done. Use a meat thermometer to check your steak is cooked to your desired doneness using our temperature chart guide.

5. Rest Steak 5-10 Minutes

It’s tempting to slice into your steak right away, but it’s worth the wait. Let your grilled steak rest 5-10 minutes after cooking to allow the juices to redistribute for an incredibly tender and juicy filet mignon.

The mild flavor of filet mignon makes it a perfect companion for rich toppings. Try a wine-based sauce, a compound butter or our garlic herb butcher’s butter recipe. Don’t forget a complementary steakhouse side dish and a decadent dessert for the perfect gourmet filet mignon dinner at home. Enjoy!

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