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Grilled Filet Mignon

Packed with flavor, grilled filet mignon cooks as quickly as 15 minutes, making it a fancy treat you can fire up any day of the week.

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Cooking for 4 people


  • 4 thick-cut filets
  • coarse salt to taste
  • freshly ground pepper to taste

1 Food Prep

First, remove your filets from the refrigerator and let them reach room temperature — this should take around 30 minutes. Finally, liberally apply coarse salt and freshly ground pepper on both sides of your filets.

2 Grill Prep

Fuel: We recommend Kingsford® Original Charcoal Briquets.

Method: Two-Zone Method

Temp: 550 – 650°F (High Heat)

3 The Cook

  • Fully open all vents on your grill.
  • When you’re at temp, put cooking oil on a folded paper towel. Grab the oiled paper towel with long-handled tongs and oil the grate thoroughly.

  • Place your filets directly above the coals and sear for 2 to 3 minutes per side. To ensure perfect grill marks, resist the urge to move the steak while cooking. Close the lid to prevent flare-ups.

  • Once your filets are seared, move them to the cooler side of the grate and close the lid.

  • Using a digital instant-read meat thermometer, check the internal temperature of your steaks while they’re still on the grill. When your filets are 5º below your ideal internal temperature, pull them from the grill, and cover them loosely with aluminum foil.

  • Allow them to rest for 5 minutes to allow the temperature to continue rising to your ideal internal temperature. Serve as is or top your filet mignon with your favorite garlic and herb butter.

For safe meat preparation, reference the USDA website.

6 Reviews
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simple filet with salt and pepper marinade togethe Filet steak 3 inch thick simple salt and pepper medium over the grill don't get no better.
Date published: 2023-08-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Expensive but so good! So it may not be a recipe I can make daily but if I could I would! So tender, of course its a filet it better be! But whenever I can afford to get the meat thus is the recipe I'm gonna use!
Date published: 2023-07-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Filet Mignot This works. A great wat to cook a perfect Filet Mignon.
Date published: 2023-07-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quick Dinner Filet Mignon is my favorite cut and this recipe is simple and quick.
Date published: 2023-06-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent! Good to know. Very informative. Need to have more of these.
Date published: 2023-05-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worked great Nice instructions and if you follow them and write 32 characters you can have the first post
Date published: 2022-07-17
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