How Long to Cook Filet Mignon
How long to cook filet mignon will depend on how well done you like it. Filet mignon is an expensive cut of steak, so it's important to use a timer while cooking it. It can go from the perfect temperature to overcooked in just a few minutes if you're not paying attention!
To cook filet mignon, start by searing them in a cast-iron skillet on the stove over medium-high heat. Cook the steaks for 2 to 4 minutes on each side, then put the pan into a 425-degree oven and finish cooking to your preferred level of doneness:
- Rare: 5 minutes (internal temperature should be 125 degrees Fahrenheit)
- Medium-rare: 5-6 minutes (internal temperature should be 130 degrees Fahrenheit)
- Medium: 6-7 minutes (internal temperature should be 135 degrees Fahrenheit)
- Medium-well: 8-9 minutes (internal temperature should be 145 degrees Fahrenheit)