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Pan Seared Filet Mignon

Prep Time45 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Course: dinner
Keyword: beef, filet, filet mignon
Servings: 2
Author: Greg Fleischaker


  • cast iron skillet


  • 2 6 oz beef filet mignon one for each person
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tbsp high temp cooking oil


  • Remove filets from fridge and season to taste with salt and pepper, let come to room temperature
  • Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees
  • About 15-20 minutes before cooking filets, place cast iron skillet into oven
  • Remove hot pan from oven, place on burner over medium high heat, add some cooking oil, I typically use a little avocado oil plus butter
  • Once butter has melted, place steaks into sizzling hot pan and let sit for 7-8 minute, until it develops a nice brown crust
  • Turn steaks over and place pan into oven, using a glove or towel, for another approx. 7 or so minutes
  • For medium rare Filet Mignon, remove steaks from oven when internal temperature reaches about 120 degrees, they will rise a few more degrees after taking them out of the oven