Cast Iron Skillet Fillet Mignon

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by Heather N.

The perfect fillet!

Top Review by JulieMiao

Followed exactly and my 1" filet came out perfectly medium-rare and tasted great. No need to pull out a thermometer. I don't usually pour wine in at the final stage, but this worked :)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Generously salt, pepper filets, add garlic powder. Refrigerate until 30 minutes before cooking. Allow filets to come to room temperature, about 30 minutes, before cooking. This is an important step!
  2. Place enough EVOO in cast iron skillet to sear 2 steaks. Heat oil to HIGH.
  3. Place steaks in oil and sear on both sides on HIGH for 2 minutes each side.
  4. Once seared, add 2T butter, minced garlic and thyme to pan.
  5. Transfer skillet to oven preheated to 450 degrees. Cook, without turning for 3 minutes, or until rare/ med-rare (130 – 140 degrees).
  6. Remove skillet from oven, return to stove top on medium heat. Add more butter, thyme, garlic and some red wine. Just enough time to baste.
  7. Place on plate and allow to rest 5 minutes.

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