Pan-Seared Filet Mignon

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by KathyP53

I actually prefer the taste of perfectly pan-seared beef over grilled. This is easy and always delicious.

Top Review by Blue Plate Special

I like 'em better in the pan too! However, you may have even better luck if you reduce the stovetop searing to 3 minutes each side, transfer them to a baking sheet and finish them by roasting in the oven at 450 4-6 minutes for rare/6-8 for medium-rare.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Sprinkle fillets with salt and pepper on both sides. Rub seasoning into meat with your fingers.
  2. Melt butter with olive oil in a large cast iron skillet over medium heat. Add filets and cook 5-7 minutes on each side.
  3. Remove from heat, cover filets with foil and allow to stand for 5 minutes before serving.

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