Perfectly Grilled Filet Mignon
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Serves: 2-4
  • 16 Ounces filet mignon (2 8 ounce steaks), cut 1.5-2" thick
  • 2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil, plus additional for basting
  • 1 teaspoon granulated garlic powder
  • 2 pinches ground thyme leaves
  • Kosher salt and fresh ground peppercorn, to taste
  1. In small bowl combine olive oil & herbs/seasonings. Rub liberal amount of mixture over all portions of the steaks, cover in resealable container & rest at room temperature for 1 hour.
  2. Pre-heat grill to it's highest setting, targeting for temperatures between 600-700F.
  3. Remove steaks from marinade & lay meat upon grill's hottest grates, over direct heat. With grill lid open, sear for 4-5 minutes per side, turning only once & basting with oil intermittently.
  4. Move steaks over indirect heat, close grill lid, & cook to medium rare-medium. Removing the steaks from the grill between 130-135○F. Lightly brush with olive oil & tent with tin foil for 3-5 minutes, allowing the meat to reabsorb it's juices & arrive at serving temperature.
  5. Season to taste & prepare to plate upon flatbread.
Recipe by "A Bachelor and His Grill" at