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Filet Mignon Cast Iron

Filet Mignon Cast Iron Recipe – Surprise your loved ones this Valentine’s Day with an incredibly flavorful and juicy bacon wrapped filet mignon. Seasoned to perfection, seared, and finished in the  oven, this simple and elegant dinner is sure to impress!

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Filet Mignon Cast Iron

If you’re looking for the best filet mignon cast iron skillet recipe, you happen to have found the one my husband and I love to make for Valentine’s Day! It’s definitely a special occasion recipe, and perfect for small group gatherings, celebrations like anniversaries or birthdays, or just because you want to impress your guests!

We start by searing the bacon wrapped filet mignon to achieve a beautifully seasoned crust on the outside, then we use the same cast-iron skillet to transfer it to the oven to bake. The result is a flavorful, juicy, and melt-in-your-mouth tender steak that is sure to wow your crowd.

Why This Recipe Works

  • Easy and impressive – Impressive cast iron filet mignon may sound fancy (it is) but it’s super easy to make. I walk you through the simple steps and soon enough, you’ll be a pro.
  • A special occasion meal – Sometimes it is worth the splurge and a bit of effort to ensure your loved ones have a special meal. This is one of my favorites that I know you’ll love too!
  • Pairs with many side dishes – We love ours served with mashed potatoes and Caesar salad, but you could easily add whatever sides you and your loved ones enjoy. You could go with baked potato, loaded potato, smashed potatoes, rice, pasta, grilled veggies, you name it!
Ingredients

Ingredients for Filet Mignon Cast Iron Skillet Recipe

  • Filet mignon – this cut of beef is not cheap, since you can only get a small portion cut from each animal. It’s tender, lean, and mild in flavor. It is a piece of the tenderloin from the thinner end of the tenderloin, so it is cut into a round medallion shape.
  • Bacon – I use 4 slices because this recipe calls for 4 filet mignons, but use as many as you need to wrap however many steaks you’ll be making.
  • Montreal Steak Spice – My favorite seasoning! I love it so much that I’ve come up with a homemade Montreal steak spice blend that I always keep on hand.
  • Avocado oil – For searing
  • Butter – Plus more for serving. Feel free to use a compound butter for serving, if desired.
  • Chives – For garnish.
seasoned filet mignon with bacon wrapped around it.

How to Cook Filet Mignon in Cast Iron Skillet

Step 1: The first thing you’re going to do is take the steak out of the fridge and let it rest on the counter for about 20-30 minutes. This is to bring it to room temperature. You never want to add cold steak to a hot pan. Not only will it stick, but it won’t sear properly.

Step 2: While it’s resting, preheat the oven to 450 degrees F.

Step 3: Season the meat on all sides with the Montreal steak spice and wrap each medallion with a strip of bacon around the outside. Secure the ends with a toothpick.

Step 4: Heat the cast iron skillet over medium-high heat for about 3-5 minutes until it is hot. Add the oil and melt the butter.

Step 5: Add the steaks to the skillet. You should hear a sizzle once it hits the pan. Sear them for 2-3 minutes and then flip them to sear the other side for another 2-3 minutes.

Step 6: Carefully place the entire skillet into the preheated oven to cook for 7 minutes. Use a meat thermometer to test the internal temperature. I like it between 125-130 degrees F.

Step 7: When it is done to your liking, remove the skillet from the oven and transfer the filet mignon to a cutting board. Let them rest for 10 minutes to allow the juices to redistribute and settle.

Step 8: While the meat rests, add thin slices of butter overtop, allow it to melt, and garnish with chives. Serve with mashed potatoes and Caesar salad and enjoy!

Filet Mignon Cast Iron

How Long to Cook Filet Mignon in the Oven

The most accurate way to achieve your desired results is always to use a meat thermometer since there are variables that can alter the outcome.

These can include the size of your filet mignon, the thickness, and how much it weighs. You’ll also need to consider whether or not they were brought out to room temperature and what temperature they are when they go into the oven.

For this cut of meat, you want to enjoy it around medium-rare (130-135 degrees). If it’s overcooked it becomes dry and tough to chew.

If your oven is set to 450, you’ll want to keep it in for about 6-7 minutes to achieve medium rare. Don’t forget, the internal heat will continue to rise about 5 degrees as it sits.

Use your thermometer for accurate readings for:

Rare – 125 degrees

Medium rare – 135 degrees

Medium – 145 degrees

Medium well – 155 degrees

Well done – 160 degrees

Remember to remove them about 5 degrees less than your desired end temperature.

valentines day dinner idea

What to Serve with Filet Mignon

This type of elegant dish deserves some elegant sides! Thank goodness they’re all easy to make.

Here are a few suggestions:

Filet Mignon Cast Iron

Recipe Tips

  • Wrap the bacon around the medallion and use twine to hold it together instead of toothpicks, if you have the string.
  • As you know, I love Montreal steak spice, but you can choose to use your own seasoning. Salt and pepper is always a good choice, but you can also play up the herbs like rosemary.
  • Serve with a sauce if you’d like. A cream sauce, blue cheese sauce, mushroom sauce or just basting it in herb-infused butter is also nice.
  • If you’re not serving it with any sauce, enjoy it with some compound butter, which melts over top anyway!
  • Don’t forget to sear the bacon too! It’s not a must, but if you prefer your bacon with a bit of extra crispiness, you’re going to want to either sear it while you’re searing the steak, or pre cook it just a bit before wrapping.
Filet Mignon Cast Iron

Filet Mignon Cast Iron

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Filet Mignon Cast Iron Recipe – Seasoned to perfection, seared, and finished in the  oven, this simple and elegant dinner is sure to impress!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Course Main Coarse
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings
Calories 614 kcal

Equipment

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • Let filet mignon rest on the counter at room temperature for 20-30 min. Preheat the oven to 450F. Season steak on all sides and wrap bacon around it, securing the ends with a toothpick.
    bacon wrapped filet mignon
  • Heat cast iron skillet over medium/high heat for 3-5 min. Add oil and butter. Once melted add steak and sear for 2-3 min. Flip and sear on the other side for 2-3 minutes.
    Filet Mignon Cast Iron Skillet Recipe
  • Transfer the skillet into the oven for 7 minutes. After, remove from the oven, let rest for 10 min on a cutting board or in the skillet. Garnish with thin slices of butter and chives. Serve with mashed potatoes and Caesar salad. Enjoy!
    Filet Mignon Cast Iron

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Nutrition

Calories: 614kcalCarbohydrates: 0.3gProtein: 34gFat: 52gSaturated Fat: 20gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 23gTrans Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 141mgSodium: 251mgPotassium: 566mgFiber: 0.04gSugar: 0.03gVitamin A: 161IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 15mgIron: 4mg
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