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Grilled Filet Mignon

A Filet Mignon is one of the best cuts of beef out there. They have great texture but sometimes lack flavor. I am going to show you in this video how we do Filets every now and then to really add some flavor.

This recipe brought to us by Mark Williams and Swine Life BBQ.


  • Filet Mignon to your liking
  • Your Favorite Steak Seasoning
  • A couple of onions
  • Garlic Cloves
  • Rosemary
  • A little (A lot) of butter


First off we picked up two beautiful Filets from our local grocery store. We trimmed them as little as possible but they had a good amount of silver skin and fat that needed to be removed. Once they were trimmed, I brushed a light coat of Moore’s Marinade to help the rub stick. I seasoned them with a good amount of black pepper and a medium coat of Beef rub. The Beef rub and black pepper go great together and really bring out the flavor.

We are going to let this steaks rest on the counter for about an hour to let the rubs work there magic. I used a cooling rack to keep the steaks out of the seasoning and seems to help get a more consistent crust and color on these filets.

While the steaks are resting, I am going to get the Silverbac fired up. You can cook these steaks on any grill you have with great results. I just want to show that just because you have a pellet doesn’t mean you can’t cook a great steak. Of course, I will be using in this recipe just to help with the grill marks and searing. I set the Silverbac at 485 and I know that the grates will be well above 600.

While the grill is coming up, I am going to make the onion sauce. I took two sweet onions and removed the steam and the outer layer. I then made a small pocket in the onion where I removed the stem. I place a single beef bouillon cube and a pad of butter in each. I then put the onions, several cloves of garlic, rosemary, and several pads of butter in a small dutch oven with the lid on. I will get this in the over at 400 for about an hour. You can do the same in a small foil pack or any container you would like. You want to cook the onions down until they are really tender. Should take about an hour.

Now its time to get these filets cooked. This cook is as simple as it gets. I just went with the 2 minutes twist, 2 minutes flip, 2 minutes twist and check for doness. I took these filets to about 122 for a good medium rare finish. Its always a good idea to let them rest for a few minutes if you can. I add a small pad of butter to melt over them and slow down the cook process.

While the steak are resting I worked on the onion sauce. Everything should be good and tender in the dutch oven. This makes it easy to incorporate and create a great sauce. I used a potato masher and worked the sauce to a good even consistency.

You can serve the sauce on the side or over the steaks. The filets turn out great and the sauce just adds even more flavor!

Your Go-To Recipe for Filet Mignon on the Grill

People pay a lot to have filet mignon prepared by top chefs in restaurants around the country. As a pitmaster, you deserve to know how to grill filet mignon that will put all others to shame. On your next romantic night in, impress your date with this mouth-watering filet.

What sets our filet mignon recipe for your wood pellet smoker grill apart? From the technique to the seasoning, we ensure every step gets you closer to a tasty result with the tenderness only possible in a filet mignon.

Can You Substitute Other Meats for Filet Mignon?

You may be excited to make some grilled filet mignon. But what happens if you are not impressed with the meat cuts available at your favorite butcher? In that case, you can still use this recipe to create tantalizing BBQ steak!

Some great substitutes for filet mignon include any kind of filet, such as a sirloin filet. Basically, you want a tender cut of meat. Ask someone in the meat department to make recommendations. You can even prepare our recipe for filet mignon on the grill with poultry. Just make sure you follow food safety protocol and vary your temperatures and times accordingly.

What Goes Well With a Buttery BBQ Filet Mignon?

We would be remiss if we did not mention baked potatoes as a partner for filet mignon. Other dishes that pair nicely with our grilled filet mignon recipe include fresh salads, lobster tails, rice, lighter casseroles and delicious cooked veggies like broccoli.

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