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Filet Mignon in Cast Iron

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Filet Mignon in a cast iron pan with blue cheese butter is a delicious way to upgrade your steak. The cast iron pan creates a crispy crust on the filet, and the blue cheese butter adds a rich, melt-in-your-mouth flavor.

Filet Mignon in cast iron

There is no better meal then a cooking steak for dinner and Filet Mignon is the best cut of meat that is always tender and juicy this is a little bit pricier cut of meat but it’s well worth it for a special occassion.

Filet mignon on a plate

Filet Mignon with Blue Cheese Butter

If you want to make a gourmet meal dinner with little effort and big results then making this filet with a baked potato or even some garlic and rosmary mashed potatoes, and some asparagus will definantly make someone feel loved and very special they will think you spent all day in the kitchen.

Ingredients for Filet Mignon in cast iron

ingredients for filet mignon

Step by Step Directions for Filet Mignon in Cast Iron pan

Step 1 Salt and Pepper steak

Step 1

Season the filets on both sides with salt and pepper.

step 2 Fry in cast iron skillet

Step 2

Heat a cast iron pan over high heat until lightly smoking.

Add the olive oil to the pan and the filets.

step 3 flip over filet

Step 3

Sear the filets on both sides for 4 minutes, or until it has achieved a nice crust. 

Step 4 Add blue cheese butter

Step 4

Top each filet with a slice of the blue cheese butter and broil on high for 2-3 minutes or until the butter and blue cheese has melted.

Step 5 melted butter

Step 5

Let the cooked filet mignon steak rest for 5 minutes before serving. (Internal temperature should be 130-135 degrees fahrenheit for medium rare, check notes for cooking times for other donenesses)

Serve with more melted blue cheese butter on the side and enjoy!

Filet mignon with blue cheese butter on plate

Time and Temperture for cooking the perfect filet mignon

For rare: Sear 3 minutes per side. Internal Temperature of 120-125 degrees F

For medium: Sear both sides for 5 minutes. Internal Temperature of 140-145 degrees F

For Medium Well: Sear Both sides for 6 minutes. Internal Temperature of 150 degrees F

For well done: Sear both sides on medium high heat for 8 minutes, internal temperature of 165-170 degrees F

filet mignon in a cast iron with blue cheese butter

Frequently Asked Questions about Filet Mignon

What Part of the Cow is Filet Mignon?

The filet comes from the beef tenderloin area of the cow. cow part filet mignon

Why Is Filet Mignon so Tender?

The filet mignon is so tender because it’s a non-weigh-bearing muscle. The nonuse makes keeps the meat from getting tough.

Where to Buy the Best Filet Mignon?

I got mine from ChicagoSteaksCompany, but you can get it from any butcher shop and some groceries stores.

Can I skip the compound butter?

Yes, You do not need the blue cheese butter on your steak, but it adds a ton of flavor.

How to Store Filet Mignon

I’m not sure what leftover steak is it is always gone the same day. You can store in an air-tight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.

How to Reheat

You can reheat in a cast iron skillet with more blue cheese butter over a medium heat for 2-3 minutes.

filet on a fork with blue cheese butter

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Filet mignon in blue cheese butter cast iron
Filet mignon with blue cheese butter on plate

Filet Mignon in Cast Iron

Yield: 2
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Filet Mignon in a cast iron pan with blue cheese butter is a delicious way to upgrade your steak. The cast iron pan creates a crispy crust on the filet, and the blue cheese butter adds a rich, melt-in-your-mouth flavor.

Ingredients

  • 2 6oz Filet Mignons, at room Temperature
  • Salt and Pepper to Taste
  • 1 Tbsp Olive Oil

Instructions

  1. Season the filets on both sides with salt and pepper.Step 1 Salt and Pepper steak
  2. Heat a cast iron pan over high heat until lightly smoking.
  3. Add the olive oil to the pan and the filets.step 2 Fry in cast iron skillet
  4. Sear the filets on both sides for 4 minutes, or until it has achieved a nice crust. step 3 flip over filet
  5. Top each filet with a slice of the blue cheese butter and broil on high for 2-3 minutes or until the butter and blue cheese has melted. Step 4 Add blue cheese butter
  6. Let the meat rest for 5 minutes before serving. (Internal temperature should be 130-135 degrees fahrenheit for medium rare, check notes for cooking times for other donenesses)Step 5 melted butter
  7. Serve with more melted blue cheese butter on the side and enjoy!

Notes

For rare: Sear both sides for 3 minutes. Internal Temperature of 120-125 degrees F

For medium: Sear both sides for 5 minutes. Internal Temperature of 140-145 degrees F

For Medium Well: Sear Both sides for 6 minutes. Internal Temperature of 150 degrees F

For well done: Sear both sides on medium high heat for 8 minutes, internal temperature of 165-170 degrees F

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 514Total Fat: 36gSaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 19gCholesterol: 165mgSodium: 240mgCarbohydrates: 0gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 45g

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