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Sous Vide Filet Mignon: The ULTIMATE Steak Experience!

Sous Vide Filet Mignon

By Damon FaulknerPublished 2 months ago 5 min read
Sous Vide Filet Mignon

Sous Vide Filet Mignon: The Ultimate Steak Experience

Filet mignon is a cut of beef that is known for its tenderness and flavor, making it a popular choice for many steak lovers. When cooked using the sous vide method, it can be taken to the next level of perfection. In this blog post, we will explore why filet mignon is a great choice for sous vide, how to sous vide filet mignon, and what sides to serve with it.

What is Filet Mignon?

Filet mignon is a cut of beef taken from the small end of the tenderloin. It is a lean cut of meat that is known for its tenderness and delicate flavor. Filet mignon is often considered a luxury cut of beef and is typically a bit more expensive than other cuts. One of the reasons for its tenderness is that it comes from a part of the cow that doesn't get a lot of exercise, resulting in less muscle fibers.

When selecting filet mignon, look for cuts that are well-marbled and have a consistent color throughout. The color should be a deep red and the fat should be white. Avoid filet mignon that has a brown or gray color as this may indicate that it is not fresh.

Sous Vide Cooking 101

Sous vide cooking is a method of cooking where food is placed in a vacuum-sealed bag and cooked in a water bath at a precise temperature. The temperature is controlled by a sous vide machine, also known as an immersion circulator. The food is cooked evenly and precisely, resulting in a perfectly cooked dish every time.

When sous vide cooking, it is important to use a vacuum sealer to remove as much air as possible from the bag. This helps to prevent the bag from floating and ensures that the food is in contact with the water. It also helps to keep the food fresh and prevents freezer burn.

How to Sous Vide Filet Mignon

When sous vide cooking filet mignon, the recommended temperature is 130-135°F (54-57°C) for medium-rare, 135-140°F (57-60°C) for medium, and 140-145°F (60-63°C) for medium-well. The recommended cooking time is 1-2 hours, depending on the thickness of the filet mignon.

To sous vide filet mignon, start by seasoning the meat with salt and pepper. Next, place the filet mignon in a vacuum-sealed bag, making sure to remove as much air as possible. Set the sous vide machine to the desired temperature and place the bag in the water bath. Cook for 1-2 hours, depending on the thickness of the filet mignon.

Once the filet mignon is done cooking, remove it from the bag and pat it dry with a paper towel. For added flavor, you can also sear the filet mignon in a hot pan for about 1 minute on each side. This will create a crust on the outside of the filet mignon, which will add a nice texture and flavor.

Best Sides for Sous Vide Filet Mignon

When serving sous vide filet mignon, it is important to choose sides that complement the delicate flavor of the meat. Some great options include roasted vegetables, such as asparagus, broccoli, or Brussels sprouts. Grilled or sautéed mushrooms are also a great choice, as they add a nice earthy flavor.


Sous Vide Filet Mignon Recipe


2 filet mignon steaks, about 1 inch thick

Salt and pepper, to taste

2 tbsp butter

2 cloves of garlic, minced

2 sprigs of thyme


Season the filet mignon steaks generously with salt and pepper.

Place the steaks in a vacuum-sealed bag, along with the butter, garlic, and thyme. Seal the bag, making sure to remove as much air as possible.

Fill a large pot or sous vide container with water and attach the sous vide immersion circulator. Set the temperature to 130°F (54°C) for medium-rare or 140°F (60°C) for medium.

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Place the bag with the filet mignon into the water bath, making sure it is fully submerged.

Cook the filet mignon for 1-2 hours, depending on the desired doneness.

Remove the filet mignon from the bag, and pat dry with paper towels.

Heat a skillet or grill to high heat. Sear the filet mignon for about 1 minute on each side for a nice crust and added flavor.

Let the filet mignon rest for a few minutes before slicing and serving.

This recipe is a great starting point for sous vide filet mignon, but you can also get creative with the seasonings and add your favorite herbs and spices to the bag before sealing. You can also serve it with a sauce, such as a red wine or mushroom sauce.

Sous vide filet mignon is a perfect way to achieve a perfectly cooked steak every time. The precise temperature control allows you to cook the filet mignon to your desired level of doneness without any risk of overcooking. Serve it with your favorite sides, and enjoy a delicious and impressive meal.

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