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What is filet mignon?



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What is Filet Mignon?

Filet mignon is considered to be the emperor of steaks and is the best cut of beef you can purchase. It may be somewhat more expensive, but as always you get what you pay for. This tender cut of beef has a texture that will absolutely melt in your mouth.

The filet is cut from the whole tenderloin of the beef which is the most tender part of the cow. When you are using the whole tenderloin is it usually referred to as chateaubriand, but some call it tenderloin meat. Recipes for this filet steak are very delectable and everyone will enjoy the beef flavor.

This beef steak can be prepared in many different ways :

Here are a few of our recipes:

Sometimes, the recipes for this cut of beef uses marinades and can be grilled or broiled.

There are so many different types of marinade that will give your filet a unique and awesome flavor of it’s own. You can also find recipes for bacon wrapped filet mignon that is out of the ordinary because of the various spices that are used to flavor the mignon cut.

In your local grocery store, you will be able to find mignon cuts that are usually in 3 or 4 inch thickness.

These slices of tenderloin usually have already been seasoned and are marinating in the package. These all ready prepared for grilling or broiling cuts of beef can be quite expensive, but still not as pricy as the fancy restaurants.

You can also purchase the whole tenderloin and cut the filets in the size and ounces that you prefer and then use your own unique seasonings or marinades. Either way you decide to go, you will enjoy the best flavored and most tender cut of beef.

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