What Is the Typical Cooking Time for Filet Mignon?

What Is the Typical Cooking Time for Filet Mignon?

What Is the Typical Cooking Time for Filet Mignon?

Filet mignon that is 1-inch thick should be cooked between 2 minutes per side and 8 minutes per side, depending on the chef's preferences. It should always be cooked on medium heat. It takes 2-2.5 minutes for rare, 5-6 minutes for medium rare and 6-8 minutes for well done.

If the filet mignon is 1-1/2 inches thick, it takes a little longer. These cooking times are per side as it is flipped once on the pan. For rare, cook it 3.5-4 minutes on medium heat on each side. Medium rare is 4-5 minutes, medium is 5-7.5 minutes, medium well is 7.5-9.5 minutes and well done is 9.5-11 minutes per side. Most people don't cook it past medium rare since it can become dry and lose its flavor.