Grilled Filet Mignon

Recipe posted in: Flex Meals & Snacks, Lunches & Dinners, Main Courses
grilled filet mignon

There’s something truly magical about a perfectly grilled steak. The simplicity of its preparation belies the complexity of flavors it brings to the table, making it a favorite among food enthusiasts and health-conscious eaters alike. This recipe for grilling filet mignon is an ode to that very magic.

Grilling Filet Mignon: Picture Perfect Simplicity

Imagine this – a beautifully marbled steak, its exterior seared to perfection, encasing a tender, juicy interior. And what’s more? All you need are two ingredients: salt and pepper. Yes, you heard that right! The beauty of grilling filet mignon lies in its ability to shine with minimal seasoning, allowing the quality of the meat to take center stage.

Spices, Herbs and Marinades

But wait, there’s more! You can spice up your filet mignon with spices, herbs and marinades if you’d like.

For those adventurous souls who love experimenting with flavors, why not try adding a hint of rosemary or thyme? Or perhaps a dash of smoked paprika or garlic for a subtle kick?

You could also make a homemade marinade for an extra juicy and tasty steak. Choose from different types of vinegar, oil and seasonings to create the perfect custom blend of flavors for you. The possibilities are endless, and the result is always delicious.

Check out the Nutrisystem Grocery Guide for inspiration and serving sizes!

Pairing with the Perfect Side

Now, let’s talk sides. Pairing your filet mignon with the right side dish can elevate your dining experience to new heights. A fresh, tangy salad, or maybe some grilled vegetables lightly tossed in olive oil and herbs, can provide a refreshing contrast to the richness of the steak.

Or if you prefer something heartier, why not try some roasted sweet potatoes or a creamy cauliflower mash? These combinations not only balance out your meal but also add a variety of textures and flavors that make every bite exciting. Explore the side dish recipes on the Leaf for inspiration!

Grilled Goodness Awaits

So, what are you waiting for? Grab that apron, fire up the grill, and get ready to embark on a culinary adventure that promises nothing short of perfection. Because with this grilled filet mignon recipe, every bite is a celebration of simplicity, elegance, and of course, deliciousness. Happy grilling!

On a Nutrisystem plan? Log each serving in your NuMi app journal as two PowerFuels.

Servings: 2

Calories per Serving: 420

On Nutrisystem, Count As: 2 PowerFuels


  • 2 (6 oz.) lean filet mignon (or sirloin steaks)
  • Dash of salt and pepper
  • Optional: spices, herbs, marinade, etc.


  1. Preheat grill and grease grill grates with cooking spray.
  2. Let filets rest at room temperature for at least 30 minutes.
  3. Season both sides of the filets with black pepper and a dash of salt.
  4. Grill filets with the lid closed. (Timing for 2-inch-thick steaks: Rare - 4 minutes per side; Medium-rare - 5 minutes per side; Medium - 6-7 minutes per side; Medium-well - 8+ minutes per side)
  5. Remove filets from the grill. Let them rest for 10 minutes before serving.
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