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Filet Mignon with Fresh Herb and Garlic Rub

Filet Mignon with Fresh Herb and Garlic Rub
Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Cindy Barr

4 servings (serving size: 1 steak)

Filet mignon is extra delicious with a rub of herbs and garlic. Serve this quick-fix recipe with roasted red potato wedges and steamed broccoli florets.


  • 2 teaspoons bottled minced garlic
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons minced fresh basil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons minced fresh thyme
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons minced fresh rosemary
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 4 (4-ounce) beef tenderloin steaks, trimmed (1 inch thick)
  • Cooking spray

Nutrition Information

  • calories 189
  • caloriesfromfat 42 %
  • fat 8.8 g
  • satfat 3.2 g
  • monofat 3.2 g
  • polyfat 0.3 g
  • protein 24.1 g
  • carbohydrate 0.8 g
  • fiber 0.2 g
  • cholesterol 71 mg
  • iron 3.1 mg
  • sodium 349 mg
  • calcium 9 mg

How to Make It

  1. Combine first 6 ingredients in a small bowl; rub evenly over steaks.

    Cutting Steaks
  2. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add steaks to the pan, and cook for 4 minutes on each side or until desired degree of doneness.

Cook's Notes

Place florets in a microwave-safe bowl with a little water. Cover with wax paper and microwave at HIGH three minutes or until crisp tender.