Filet Mignon Never Tasted So Good!
So, you want to grill filet mignon on a George Foreman Grill. Absolutely, you can. They are the king of steaks and a good recipe will make them better.
These steaks are also known as beef tenderloin as they are the best cut of meat. They have very little fat but enough to make them tender and juicy. These steaks are generally the most expensive in restaurants but a lot cheaper at your local store.
Now, let’s make a delicious filet mignon steak in your home using your George Foreman Grill.
Beef Meat Grades
There are three primary beef grades and they are: Prime, Choice and Select. These three are generally sold in stores. There are lower grades than these but I would not consider them for filet mignon and for grilling. The lower grades are Standard, Commercial, Utility, Cutter and Canner.
Prime: Prime is the most expensive cut of the meat and you can expect to pay more for it. It has greater fat marbling and this grade’s beef is almost tender. Prime cuts of meat it is the best for grilling.
Choice: It the second best cut of meat and is less expensive than prime. It has a moderate level of fat marbling as compared to U.S Prime Beef. 50 percent of total graded beef is Choice. Choice cuts of meat will also grill well in your George Foreman.
Select: This is the next level below Choice grade meat. It has very low-fat content and in order to prevent it from drying, moist heat methods of cooking should be used to cook it such as steaming, braising, poaching, stewing etc. Do not use this grade of meat for grilling.
How Long To Cook Filet Mignon
We will now share how long to cook your filets at various thicknesses on the George Foreman Grill.
1.5-inch thickness: Rare 110 to 120 F for 3 minutes and Medium 130 to 140 F for 4 minutes.
1.75-inch thickness: Rare 110 to 120 F for 3.5 minutes and Medium 130 to 140 F 4.5 minutes.
2-inch thickness: Rare 110 to 120 F for 4 minutes and Medium 130 to 140 F for 5 minutes.
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Filet Mignon Meat Sizes
In the store you will find the sizes of filet mignon will vary from 1” to 2” in thickness and from 4oz to 8oz. Try to find filets that are between 1” to 1.5” in thickness and about 6 oz. If you can afford it, find the Prime grade cut of meat to grill as this will give you the best taste.
Filet Mignon Cooking Recipe
This is a great recipe from foremangrillrecipes.com which I will share with you. The recipe below is for filets that are 1.5” thick and weight 6 ounces.
The original recipe is taken from foremangrillrecipes.com and modifications made to my liking.
- 1 filet mignon steak (1.5” thick & 6 oz.)
- ½ teaspoon red wine vinegar
- ½ teaspoon olive oil (extra virgin works well too)
- ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
- ¼ teaspoon fresh ground pepper
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Note: If you are cooking 2 steaks, double the above recipe.
- Preheat George Foreman Grill with the lid closed. Place the drip tray in front of the grill. Use the highest temperature for cooking this steak.
- Butterfly cut the steak. This is a process of slicing it in half thickness wise, essentially making 2 steaks of approximately ¾” thick. When slicing do not go all the way through. At the end of the slice leave enough so that the steak holds together and opens up flat, like a butterfly.
- Combine all ingredients in a shallow dish and make sure the steak is well coated. You can pierce the steak with a fork a few times to help the ingredients to penetrate. Note: You can do this step ahead of time and let it sit in the fridge to marinate.
- When the grill is ready, place the steak on the grill and close the lid.
- Let the steak cook for 4 minutes then check it for desired doneness. Usually between 4-7 minutes will be rare, 6-9 minutes for medium-rare. Halfway through the cooking process, turn the steak by rotating it ¼ of a turn to get nice crisscross grill marks.
- Remove steak from grill and place it on a plate. Let it rest for 5 minutes before serving.
- Turn off the grill by pulling the plug or pressing the power button if your model has one.
- Serve with your favorite side dishes.
There you have a great recipe for cooking a filet mignon on your George Foreman Grill. Feel free to substitute your own recipe instead of the one presented in this article. The main point is to enjoy your grilled steak.
Look for Prime grade of meat as this will grill the best and offer a great tasting filet.
The sizes will vary in the store so be prepared to adjust the cooking times if yours is less in size or greater than the one we used in our recipe.
We shared the types of meat grades and filet sizes and cooking times to guide you in how long it takes to grill them on the Foreman Grill.
Enjoy your grilled filet mignon!
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