Grilled Filet Mignon is easy to make with these simple steps. The results are a juicy, flavorful filet mignon that is grilled to perfection.

Filet Mignon on a plate with a bake potato and salad
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Filet Mignon is usually an expensive cut of meat that leaves your taste buds wanting more. It is one of my favorite grilled beef recipes and with these easy steps you will be making it more often.

Check out these other delicious steak recipes that I know you will love – Cast Iron Steak and Best Steak Kabobs.

What is a Filet Mignon?

Filet Mignon is a cut of meat that is taken from the smaller section of the beef tenderloin. It is a tender cut of meat and is usually an expensive cut. This steak if made correctly melts in your mouth and a favorite to get at a restaurant.

For the best filet mignon recipe follow these easy steps to Grill Filet Mignon at home. It will save you time and money and you can enjoy the perfect filet mignon at home.

Ingredients

Ingredients needed - beef filets, salt, pepper, garlic powder, oil

Scroll to the bottom for the full recipe and ingredients in the recipe card.

Variations Ideas

We love these flavorful steaks, but you can also use these steps to make a ribeye steak, porterhouse or a sirloin steak.

Add your favorite seasoning and top with a herb butter for a delicious variation.

How to Grill Filet Mignon

  • Step 1 – Heat the Grill – Preheat the gas grill over high heat (approximately 500 degrees F). You want the grill to be hot to get a good sear on the steaks. You can also cook on a charcoal grills.
  • Step 2 – Prepare Steaks – Make sure that the steaks are dry and are at room temperature. 
  • Step 3 – Season the Steaks – Combine the garlic powder, salt and black pepper together in a small bowl. Then season the steaks with the seasoning mixture.
Season the steaks on the cutting board
  • Step 4 – Oil the Grill Grates – Rub the grill grates with the oil .  
  • Step 5 – Grill Steaks – Place the steaks on the grill. Let them cook for approximately 5 minutes with the lid closed and do not move them to get a good sear on the steaks.
  • Step 6 – Lift Filet Mignon Steaks – Then use tongs to gently lift and flip the steak. If the steaks are still sticking to the grill, this means that they need more time and they are not ready to flip yet.
  • Step 7 – Flip the Steaks – Flip the steaks onto a separate section of the grill. Then cook the steaks for 5 more minutes to sear the opposite side of the steaks. This cook time is generally ideal for medium-rare steaks. 
  • Step 8 – Reduce Temperature – Then reduce the temperature on the grill to medium heat. Cook the steak until they are done to your preference. 
  • Step 9 – Check Steak Temperature – Use an instant read meat thermometer to check the steak internal temp. The recipe notes have the internal temperature for each steak preference listed.
  • Step 10 – Rest, Serve and Enjoy – Remove the steak and let the steak rest for 10 minutes and then they are ready to serve warm and then enjoy. Add a garlic butter topping for added flavor.

How Long Should I Grill a Filet Mignon

When grilling filet mignon it is important to stay close by the grill. Heat the grill to a hot temperature to give the steaks a nice sear.

After seasoning the steak, place the steak on the grill and grill for about 5 minutes per side. Reduce the temperature on the grill until the desired temperature.

How to Know when Filet Mignon is done

The best way to test for doneness is by inserting an instant read thermometer into the thickest part of the steak. Do this through the side, not the top of the steak.

Steak Doneness: 

  • Rare – 120F, cool to warm red center
  • Medium Rare – 130F, Warm red center
  • Cook Medium – 140F, Hot pink center
  • Medium Well – 150F, Mostly brown center
  • Well Done – 160F, full brown in color

From start to finish, it will take about 30 minutes to prepare and grill your Filet Mignon. We recommend to allow steaks to rest about 10 minutes before serving.

This locks in the juice and keeps the steak moist.

Filet Mignon on a plate with a bake potato and salad

How to Season Filet Mignon

When we making Filet Mignon, we keep our seasonings very simple since a filet has amazing flavor. But feel free to use one of these marinades as other options.

  • Lawry’s Seasoned Salt – We love Lawry’s Seasoned Salt and use it for many different things. The herbs and spices adds to your meal you’re inspired by. This season is delicious added to your favorite steak recipe.
  • Italian Dressing and Soy Sauce Marinade You only need two ingredients to make this marinade. It gives the steak so much flavor even if you only have about 30 minutes to marinade.
  • Texas Roadhouse Steak SeasoningThe Texas Roadhouse seasoning recipe was so easy to make and had simple ingredients. The best part is that I had all the ingredients to make the seasoning and now my kids want me to make them steak instead of going out.

What to Serve with Filet Mignon

Filet Mignon is a special occasion tender cut of beef. We love to serve with these easy side dishes to complete the meal.

  • Air Fry Cauliflower – Cauliflower is a delicious side dish that is easy to make. Making it in the air fryer cooks the cauliflower perfectly with simple seasoning.
  • Grilled Zucchini While you are grilling your Filet Mignon, add some zucchini for an easy side dish.
  • Grilled Sweet PotatoesI love to serve the Grilled Filet Mignon with a side of potatoes. These sweet potatoes are my favorite and the grill gives it so much flavor.
Filet Mignon on a plate with a bake potato and salad

Frequently Asked Questions

How to Store Leftovers Filet Mignon

If you have leftover Filet Mignon, place in an airtight container. Place in the refrigerator and it will stay good for about 4 days. We usually heat in the microwave, but you can also heat in the oven.

How to Cook Filet Mignon in a Skillet

If you prefer to cook your filet mignon indoors, it is just as easy and taste delicious. Simply follow the steps by seasoning and preparing you skillet. We recommend using a cast iron skillet or a grill pan to cook the filet mignon indoors.
The cast iron skillet is oven safe and gives the same texture as if your cooked your filet mignon on the grill. Oil the cast iron skillet and heat the skillet to medium high heat. Place the steak and cook until your desired temperature.

Do you Grill Filet Mignon with lid open or close?

Yes, you will start by closing the lid on the grill when you begin grilling. You want the grill to be at medium high heat to give the steak a nice sear. Keep the lid close for about 5 minutes or depending on your steaks thickness.
After this minutes, then lift the lid and flip the steak. Then close the lid again and allow the other side to cook for about 5 more minutes.
You will continue to cook the steak on low heat until the steak is cooked to your desired temperature.

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Grilled Filet Mignon

5 from 11 votes
Learn How to Grill Filet Mignon with these easy steps. The results are a juicy, flavorful filet mignon that is grilled to perfection.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Let Rest 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Cuisine American
Course Main Course
Calories 531

Ingredients

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Instructions

  • Preheat the grill over high heat (approximately 500 degrees F). You want the grill to be hot to get a good sear on the steaks.
  • Make sure that the steaks are dry and are at room temperature.
  • Combine the garlic powder, salt and pepper together in a small bowl. Then season the steaks with the seasoning mixture.
  • Rub the grill grates with the oil .
  • Place the steaks on the grill. Let them cook for approximately 5 minutes with the lid closed and do not move them to get a good sear on the steaks.
  • Then use tongs to gently lift and flip the steak. If the steaks are still sticking to the grill, this means that they need more time and they are not ready to flip yet.
  • Flip the steaks onto a separate section of the grill. Then cook the steaks for 5 more minutes to sear the opposite side of the steaks. This cook time is generally ideal for medium-rare steaks.
  • Then reduce the temperature on the grill to medium heat. Cook the steak until they are done to your preference.
  • Use an instant read meat thermometer to check the steak temperature. The recipe notes have the internal temperature for each steak preference listed.
  • Let the steak rest for 10 minutes and then they are ready to serve warm and then enjoy!

Recipe Notes

The best way to test for doneness is by inserting an instant read thermometer into the thickest part of the steak. Do this through the side, not the top of the steak.
Steak Doneness: 
Rare – 120F, cool to warm red center
Medium Rare – 130F, Warm red center
Medium – 140F, Hot pink center
Medium Well – 150F, Mostly brown center
Well Done – 160F, full brown in color

Nutrition Facts

Calories 531kcal, Carbohydrates 1g, Protein 31g, Fat 44g, Saturated Fat 16g, Polyunsaturated Fat 3g, Monounsaturated Fat 20g, Trans Fat 0.03g, Cholesterol 119mg, Sodium 1828mg, Potassium 533mg, Fiber 0.2g, Sugar 0.02g, Vitamin A 3IU, Vitamin C 0.01mg, Calcium 16mg, Iron 4mg

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