Recipe Grilled Filet Mignon

You can easily have the best steaks at your special dinner tonight if you learn how to grill filet mignon to perfection in just ten minutes.

The best way to grill filet mignon is the easiest way, and with these step-by-step photo instructions, you can add a special touch to your backyard barbecue.

I prefer the grill, but searing in a cast iron skillet and finishing in the oven can produce results that are comparable to grilling. I think filet is the best cut of meat for special occasions.

How to Cook Filet Mignon on the Grill

Easy Grilled Filet Mignon Recipe 🔗

Easy, yet impressive, this grilled filet mignon recipe is game-changer!! Follow my tips to get perfectly cooked steaks every time!

Prep: 60min

Total: 70min

Serving Size: 1 serving

Nutrition Facts: calories 684 kcal, Carbohydrate 1 g, Protein 41 g, Fat 57 g, Saturated Fat 26 g, Cholesterol 159 mg, Sodium 1274 mg, Fiber 1 g, Sugar 1 g, unSaturated Fat 24 g, servingSize 1 serving


  • 2 (6-8oz) filet mignon steaks (Note 1)
  • 1 teaspoon coarse kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil (Note 2)
  • Horseradish mayo sauce (for serving)


  1. Bring the steaks out of the fridge at least 30 minutes prior to cooking or up to an hour.
  2. If you have an hour before cooking, go ahead and season the steaks with salt and pepper. If not, salt and pepper right before putting on the grill.
  3. Preheat your grill over medium high heat for at least 15 minutes. The ideal temperature for grilling filet mignon is 450-500°F.
  4. After cleaning the grates and right before putting the steaks on, brush on oil with folded paper towel over the grates.
  5. Place the steaks on the grill and close the lid. Cook for about 5 minutes. If you want nice diamond grill marks, rotate the steak about 90° after about 3 minutes.
  6. Then flip the steak on other side and cook for another 5 minutes or so, or until desired doneness.
  7. Use a meat thermometer to check the internal temperature. For medium rare finish, remove the steaks when they reach 125-130°F internal temp.
  8. Transfer the cooked steaks onto a platter, cover with foil and rest for at least 5 minutes, preferably 10 minutes, before serving. This step is crucial for juicy steak, so don't skip it!
  9. Serve with horseradish mayo sauce for dipping.


What is the best way to grill filet mignon?

For the filets, season both sides liberally with salt, pepper, and fresh rosemary. Heat the grill to high. Place the filets face down and cook for 5 minutes or 4 minutes per side for rare. Remove from the grill and place on a plate.

How long do you cook filet mignon on the grill?

For a 1-inch cut, grill the filet mignon for 10 to 12 minutes for medium-rare (145°F) or for 12 to 15 minutes for medium (160°F). For a 112-inch cut, grill the filet mignon for 15 to 19 minutes for medium-rare (145°F) or for 18 to 23 minutes for medium (160°F). Transfer the meat to a platter.

Should you marinate filet mignon before grilling?

But for traditional grilling cuts like flank steak or hanger steak, a marinade can transform an otherwise chewy cut into an absolute delicacy. Prime cuts like filet mignon or rib eye would not benefit from marinating, especially premium aged beef that is already delectably flavorful and tender.

How do you cook filet mignon on a gas grill?

Using tongs, hold the filets on their sides, rotating them occasionally to sear all sides of the filets. Place the filets on the grill over direct heat. Allow to sear for 4-5 minutes until a rich, golden-brown crust forms. Flip the filets over to the other side to sear for another 4-5 minutes.

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