Pan-Seared Filet Mignon

Pan-Seared Filet MignonRecipe
Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Mindi Shapiro Levine
Prepare this simple, but outstanding seared beef tenderloin recipe for guests.


Makes 4 servings

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 10 Minutes
Cook: 14 Minutes
Stand: 5 Minutes


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


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.