Perfect Filet Mignon on The Cooktop

By Linda Spiker
Filet Mignon ‘grilled’ on the cooktop for a crispy outside and finished in the oven for a perfectly tender inside.
  • Course: Entrée


  • Butter
  • chopped chives
  • filet mignon
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • ghee or olive oil
  • Sea salt


  1. Remove steaks from refrigerator and allow to rest on counter for a half hour. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F and move oven rack to center position.
  2. Place a oven safe grill pan on cooktop. Turn heat to high and allow pan to heat for two-three minutes.
  3. While pan heats, sprinkle both sides of filet mignon with salt and pepper.
  4. Turn heat down to medium/high, add ghee or olive oil to hot pan.
  5. Carefully add steaks to grill pan. You should hear a loud pshhhh sound.
  6. Cook steak until a brown crust is established (about five minutes). Use tongs to turn steaks. Sear second side and then place pan in oven.
  7. Oven cook time: for rare - 5 minutes, for medium rare – 6-7 minutes,
  8. Remove pan from oven, place ½ a tablespoon of butter on each steak and allow steaks to ‘rest’ for five minutes. Garnish with chives and serve.