Pan-Seared Filet Mignon

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

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  • Sprinkle fillets with salt and pepper on both sides. Rub seasoning into meat with your fingers.
  • Melt butter with olive oil in a large cast iron skillet over medium heat. Add filets and cook 5-7 minutes on each side.
  • Remove from heat, cover filets with foil and allow to stand for 5 minutes before serving.
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"I actually prefer the taste of perfectly pan-seared beef over grilled. This is easy and always delicious."
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  1. Maito
    Though I think we do prefer the grill, these definitely came out delicious. We cooked them 5 minutes per side for medium and then let them rest and they came out perfect.
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  2. Dylan S.
    I rarely have filet mignon and have never cooked it so I wanted to make sure I didn't ruin it. This was a great and simple recipe. I also used a meat tenderizer/infuser which made the steak perfectly tender. Overall it turned out great.
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  3. Chegangal
    This recipe was a hit for my sweetheart. I am a chegan (cheating vegan) who eats seafood. He is a major carnivore. I followed the recipe adjusting the fats for one 8 ounce filet, used a small regular skillet, and tossed in some fresh mushrooms around the filet while braising. I also added some garlic to the rub. I cooked it for five minutes on each side, then removed from cooktop and covered it for five minutes. It was a perfect medium rare, and the presentation with the mushrooms was lovely! GREAT, EASY RECIPE! Thank you!
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  4. Chris 5
    Loved it, but this garlic lover had to tweak it. When you flip the steak, add some chopped garlic. When its done (be careful not to burn the garlic) plate the steak, scraping out the garlic/butter mixture over the top of the steak.<br/><br/>Great! Not sure if its better than grilled, because I love me a good grilled steak. But really close when I'm too lazy or impatient to fire up the charcoal.
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  5. LovesCookingHatesDi
    What a great recipe! Just because, I did what Blue Plate Special suggested and finished in the oven. I was unsure what to do with the butter/oil so I dumped it in the baking pan and finished roasting the steaks in it. The steaks were extremely tender. The steak flavor in the butter/oil was so tasty, I sauteed sliced mushrooms in it. AWESOME!! My 5 yr. old kept complimenting me, and my husband and I licked our plates. Thanks for sharing this recipe, KathyP53!
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