Almost everyone knows Filet Mignon to be one of the most popular (and coveted) cuts of beef. Here’s why: Filet, cut from the Tenderloin, is the most tender steak, and also one of the most rare. An entire 1,200 lb steer or heifer only contains around six pounds of Tenderloin! Like all our beef, our Filets are dry aged for at least 14 days, creating a one-of-a-kind steak that stands out from the rest. Raised on pasture with no antibiotics and no hormones, this is beef you can feel great about.
The entire muscle from which the Filet are cuts known as the Tenderloin, which is cut from the lower back of the beef. This muscle has it easy, making for fine muscle fibers and a soft, tender cut. The entire muscle is known as the Tenderloin, whereas steaks cut from the same area are served as Filet Mignon. Filet also appears opposite the Strip in both Porterhouse and T-Bone steaks.
This cut does not have much protective fat, so you want to cook the Filet quickly over high heat. The idea is to get a nice sear on the outside, while keeping the internal temperature to a juicy 130°F (medium rare). Be careful not to overcook this wonderfully tender cut, the lack of fat could leave you with a tough meal. Finally, let your filet rest before enjoying and enjoy with a nice bearnaise sauce. It is a technically difficult sauce to make but soooooo worth it.
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