Recipes for Grilled Filet Mignon That'll Leave You Spellbound!

Try out some absolutely delicious and truly flavorsome grilled filet mignon recipes mentioned in the following article.
The term filet mignon means cute fillet in French. It is basically a steak cut, which is perhaps the most popular and coveted of all red meat cuts, especially, if the meat in question happens to be beef. As much as we love our regular steak binges, most of us are not very clear about what it is, other than the fact that it comes from bovine quadrupeds. A steak is a cut of beef and not a dish or recipe.

A typical steak is a cut of beef which is characterized by the meat being cut perpendicular to the bovine's muscle fibers. This is believed to enhance the tenderness of the meat. Filet mignon is a cut sourced from the tenderloin (the psoas major muscle which lies before the lumbar vertebral transverse). It is typically sourced from either a steer or a heifer. You will find grilling it really simple as the meat is extremely tender and gets cooked very fast.

Basic Recipe

Ingredients
  • Steak, 1 lb.
  • Onions, ½ cup (chopped)
  • Garlic Cloves, 3 (finely sliced)
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil, 1 cup
  • Cooking Wine, ¼ cup
  • Worcestershire Sauce, ¼ cup
  • Salt, as per taste
  • Pepper, as per taste
  • Seasoning Mix, as per taste
Preparation
  • Start by preparing the marinade. Mix onion, garlic, Worcestershire sauce, wine, olive oil, salt, pepper, and seasoning mix together in a bowl. Add the meat to this mixture.
  • Allow it to rest in this mixture for about 20-25 minutes and place the entire bowl inside the refrigerator for this time span.
  • Heat the grill to a medium-high level and then place the well marinated steak over it. Make sure the onions are positioned on top of the meat.
  • Cook it on the grill, till it becomes sufficiently tendered.
  • Serve it with jacket potatoes, grilled vegetables topped with balsamic or brown sauce, and a glass of red wine.
Bacon Wrapped Recipe

Ingredients
  • Steak, 1 lb.
  • Bacon, 6 slices
  • Olive Oil, ⅓ cup
  • Salt, as per taste
  • Pepper, as per taste
Preparation
  • Preheat your oven to 475° F.
  • Brush a thin coat of olive oil along the grill and heat it on a high temperature.
  • Sprinkle salt and pepper on both sides of the meat and surround the outer edges with a couple of bacon layers. Attach the strips together with toothpicks soaked in water.
  • Place this bacon wrapped meat on the hot grill and sear both sides for 2 minutes each.
  • Put the pan inside the preheated oven.
  • Cook for about 10 minutes or till the internal temperature of the oven comes down to 130° F.
  • Serve this dish with baked potatoes and grilled tomatoes.