Filet mignon steaks come from the beef tenderloin–the long muscle that runs along the middle of the steer’s back. Because of its position it does very little work and is an extremely tender piece of meat. A full beef tenderloin will weigh anywhere from six to eight pounds and, cut into steaks, it will yield 10-12 1-½” filet mignon steaks.
Because the filet mignon is so tender and delicious (and there’s so little of it on the cow) it is generally the most expensive cut of beef. You may be a little worried that your grilling skills are not up to the task of taking on this fantastic piece of beef, but don’t worry: with a little bit of work, anyone can grill a mouthwatering filet mignon.
THE FILET MIGNON, PURE AND SIMPLE
Although filet mignons are among the most expensive and tender piece of beef, their flavor is subtler than a cut such as the ribeye. That’s because the filet has much less fat, which is where a richer like the ribeye gets its flavor. That doesn't mean the filet mignon doesn't have flavor though, it's just a different type of flavor. It's a more delicate and subtle flavor, and in Mr. Steak's mind it's a steak to savor and relish.
Mr. Steak's USDA prime filet mignons feature the top 2-3% of beef in the country. They are the same filets that are served at many of the nation's finest restaurants and steakhouses. Give them a try the next time you're craving an epically tender and flavorful filet mignon!