Smoke, sear, savor! This reverse sear method for Smoked Filet Mignon is a flavor masterpiece. Tender, juicy, and kissed with smoke – it’s steak nirvana. 

The filet mignon costs approximately $59.76 to make. The recipe makes six servings, each costing about $9.96. 

Steak on a white plate cut into pieces so you can see the interior.

What You’ll Love About Traeger Filet Mignon

  • Simplicity: The best thing about this recipe is how concise and easy to follow it is. Even if it is your first time smoking meat, you will be able to make this recipe successfully.
  • Smoky Flavor: My recipe combines classic steak preparation techniques with the addition of the smoking process for a gourmet experience at home. With this recipe, you will impress your family and friends and leave them raving about your culinary skills. 
  • Cooked to Perfection: Refer to the temperature chart in the FAQ section and recipe card as a foolproof way to achieve your desired doneness, leaving you with juicy and tender steaks. This takes the guesswork out of cooking and will guarantee success every time.
  • Unique Cooking Method: After smoking the filet mignon steaks, the final sear will send your taste buds to a whole new level. The smoke flavor and distinct flavor of the individual steaks are unforgettable and will be the star of the show.  

Smoked Filet Mignon Ingredients and Estimated Cost

Per Serving Cost: $9.96

Recipe Cost: $59.76

  • 6 (6 oz) filet mignon – $56.16
  • 1 cup butter – $3.36
  • 2 sprigs fresh rosemary – $0.24

NOTE: The recipe prices are calculated by using grocery store websites. The recipe cost is calculated by the amounts needed for the recipe. The actual cost of the recipe will vary depending on what ingredients you already have. I updated the pricing for this recipe in February 2024.

All of the ingredients needed to make this recipe.

How To Smoke Filet Mignon

***For complete recipe instructions, see the recipe card below.

  1. Liberally season all sides of the meat with kosher salt and black pepper and allow the meat to rest at room temperature as you preheat the smoker to 250°F.
  2. Place meat directly onto the smoker grate. 
  3. Smoke until the internal temperature of the meat is 10°F from the desired target temperature. (See FAQs for more info on internal temperatures.)
  4. Place a cast iron skillet onto a very hot grill or on a stove set to high and let it reach temperature. Add butter to the skillet and let it get bubbly. Add fresh rosemary. Transfer the filet mignon to the preheated skillet, 
  5. Sear the filets for 2-3 minutes per side.
  6. Rest the filet for 10 minutes before slicing and serving.

A picture collage showing how to make this recipe.

Smoked Filet Mignon Recipe Variations

  • Note that I use a wood pellet grill for most of this process. More specifically, this recipe assumes you have a Traeger smoker/grill. I recommend no particular pellet type for this recipe except something stronger like hickory or mesquite. However, feel free to use your favorite!

Smoked Filet Mignon: Storage & Serving Tips

SERVE: Like many smoker recipes, you’ll want to let your meat sit for about 10 minutes before serving it. It still has some cooking to do as it rests!

STORE: Three days is about the max for leftover smoked filet mignon to stay fresh in the fridge. Use an airtight container, as always.

FREEZE: Wrap the meat in aluminum foil, then put it in a freezer bag. (This prevents freezer burn.) The meat will stay fresh for three months or so.

How to reheat filet mignon:

You can use the microwave to reheat your cooked filet mignon, but I wouldn’t recommend it, as the microwave tends to dry out the meat. Instead, I’d reheat it on the stovetop after it thaws from the freezer. (An easy way to do this is by searing it a few minutes on each side.)

The finished smoked filet mignon in a cast iron skillet.

Smoked Filet Mignon: FAQs

What is filet mignon?

This cut of beef is part of the tenderloin, an area near the kidneys. It’s very mild and tender, making it perfect to combine with your favorite seasonings and sauces if you so choose. (Of course, it’s excellent with just salt and pepper, too!) Additionally, it soaks up that earthy, smokey flavor a smoker grill can provide.

What temperature should I look for if I want my meat rare, medium-well, etc?

Cook your meat until it reaches within 10 degrees F of these temperatures internally:

●      Rare = 120°F

●      Medium-Rare = 130°F

●      Medium = 140°F

●      Medium-Well = 150°F

●      Well Done = 160°F

The best way to check the temperature is with a meat thermometer. For the best results, insert the thermometer probe into the thickest part of the meat. Note that you’re looking for a specific temperature, not a total cooking time.

How long does it take to make smoked filet mignon?

The estimated cooking time for the filets shouldn’t take you longer than an hour or so. 

A smoked filet mignon on a white plate with garlic bread.

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A filet mignon cut into so you can see the juicy, pink interior.
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Smoked Filet Mignon (Reverse Sear Method)

Author Jillian – a Food Folks and Fun original!
Recipe Cost $ $59.76
Serving Cost $ $9.96
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
6 people
You’ll use the reverse sear method in this recipe to make an out-of-this-world smoked filet mignon on your Traeger grill (or any other smoker)! It’s an easy recipe for a particularly delicious carnivore dinner.

Equipment

  • Smoker grill
  • Meat Thermometer
  • baking sheet
  • skillet

Ingredients
 
 

Instructions

PREP FILETS:

  • Liberally season all sides of the Filet Mignon with salt and pepper.
  • Allow to rest on the kitchen counter as you preheat the smoker to 250°F.

SMOKE FILETS:

  • Place meat directly onto grates and smoke until the internal temperature is 10°F from the desired doneness temperature. (See the chart in the notes.)

SEAR FILETS:

  • Place a cast iron skillet onto a 550°F grill or on a stove set to high and let it reach temperature.
  • Add butter to the skillet and let it get bubbly. Add fresh Rosemary.
  • Transfer the Filet Mignon to the preheated skillet and sear for 2-3 minutes per side.

REST AND SERVE:

  • Rest the filets for 10 minutes before serving.

Notes

Desired Doneness
● Rare = 120°F
● Medium-Rare = 130°F
● Medium = 140°F
● Medium-Well = 150°F
● Well Done = 160°F

Nutrition

Serving: 1filet | Calories: 737kcal | Carbohydrates: 0.05g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 68g | Saturated Fat: 35g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 24g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 200mg | Sodium: 327mg | Potassium: 526mg | Fiber: 0.01g | Sugar: 0.02g | Vitamin A: 946IU | Vitamin C: 0.02mg | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 4mg

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