Is Fillet Mignon and Beef Tenderloin the same thing?by Kathy Bullerman on Feb. 10, 2012, under Beef, Main Dish
The answer is Yes – well almost Yes. Fillet Mignon is is the piece of steak cut from the beef tenderloin.
Filet Mignon is the most expensive cut of steak on the market. I like to ask the butcher to cut it in 1 1/2 pieces and then wrap a thick piece of bacon around it.
The best way to prepare the fillet is to get your grill really hot and sear it on both sides and don’t overcook it!
The reason the fillet is so tender is that it comes from the part of the steer (around the spine), that muscle never gets any exercise. Each steer only can produce 6#’s of tenderloin!
The reason I am posting this is because Bashas’ has beef tenderloin on sale today, Sat. and Sun. for $5.99/# and the butchers will remove the silver skin and cut the tenderloin into fillets for you! All you have to do is wrap it in some bacon and grill it!