Treat Yourself

Grilled Filet Mignon

Article by Chef Shelly

Photography by Courtesy of Bella Bistro

Originally published in Arvada Lifestyle


6-8 ounces of filet mignon

Salt & pepper

6 garlic cloves, smashed

Fresh rosemary sprigs

Good quality balsamic (Such as Giuseppe Giusti)

Gorgonzola or blue cheese

Fresh cherries, pitted

Red onion sliced



Good quality extra virgin olive oil (EVOO)

Baguette bread

What makes a great grilled steak?

  • Meat coming to room temperature

  • Pre-heating the grill

  • Not over-cooking

  • Letting steaks rest for 5 minutes after grilling

  • Quality ingredients


Pre heat grill to 500°. Season steaks with salt and pepper. Rub with smashed garlic. Lay a sprig of rosemary and drizzle with olive oil. Let sit at room temperature 30 minutes before grilling.

Temperature Guide:

Rare 120-125° = 4 minutes per side

Med Rare 125-130° = 5 minutes per side

Medium 135-140° = 6-7 minutes per side

Medium Well 145-150° = 8 minutes per side

Place steak on a bed of arugula with cherries, wedge of cheese, pecans, and onion. Drizzle olive oil & balsamic. Add grilled baguette.

For more ideas and information, visit or call 720-883-6091.

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