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Pan-Seared Filet Mignon

Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Mindi Shapiro Levine
Prep time 10 mins
Cook time 14 mins
Stand time 5 mins
Yield Makes 4 servings
Prepare this simple, but outstanding seared beef tenderloin recipe for guests.

Ingredients

  • 4 (6-oz.) beef tenderloin fillets
  • 1 teaspoon freshly cracked pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

How to Make It

  1. Sprinkle fillets with pepper and salt.

  2. Melt butter with olive oil in a large stainless steel or cast-iron skillet over medium heat. Add fillets, and cook 5 to 7 minutes on each side or to desired degree of doneness. Let stand 5 minutes.