What Is Filet Mignon?
Filet mignon is a tender and expensive cut of beef. Due to the small amount of filet mignon able to be butchered from each animal it is generally the most scarcest cut of meat. It is considered one of the best steaks because of its melt-in-your-mouth texture. Because it is such a prime cut of meat, it can be very costly to order when out at a restaurant. Additionally, this is a steak that you really want to cook perfectly to bring out the most of its flavor. That’s why I cannot wait to share my sous vide filet mignon recipe with you!
The filet is a cut of beef from the tenderloin, which runs down the back of a beef cow taken from a muscle that does not get much exercise. This keeps the meat tender.
Why use a Sous Vide for your Filet?
If you are going to spend all that money on a filet, don’t you want to make sure it is cooked properly? Using a sous vide makes it virtually impossible to overcook your food. Trust me on this one!
- Sous Vide Machine – our favorite right now is the Anova or the Joule.
- Container – not necessary, but nice to have for bigger cuts of meat. We recommend the Lipavi as it is large and sturdy. You can also use a pot
- Cast Iron Skillet – I believe cast irons are the best way to get an even, controlled sear on the meat. My personal favorite combination of value and performance is the Lodge
Sous Vide Filet Mignon
- 1 Filet Mignon Steak
- 1 tspn Kosher Salt
- 1/2 tspn Fresh Black Pepper
- Cold Pressed Extra Virgin Olive Oil, or Ghee
- Use the Sous Vide to heat a large pot or Sous Vide container (you can find our favorites Here) until it registers 130 Degrees for medium rare.
- Place the meat in a large BPA free freezer bag, or use your favorite vacuum sealer and bag the meat that way. If using a freezer bag, lower the bag into a bowl of water and press out the excess air before sealing.
- Add the bag into the pot and cook at 130 for 1-2 hours.
- Preheat a cast iron skillet and lightly brush with olive oil or ghee. Take the roast out of the bag and make sure to pat dry with paper towels. Season the meat generously with salt and pepper if desired. Sear until golden brown, roughly 1 minute per side.
- Let the steak rest for about 10 minutes, slice it against the grain, and enjoy!
You are going to love this Sous Vide Filet Mignon recipe. If you want to learn more about the best Sous Vide machines, please head over to our buying guide 21 Best Sous Vide Machines (Reviews Updated 2021)
Additionally, for more recipe ideas be sure to check out our 10 Best Sous Vide Cookbooks (Reviews Updated 2021)