Beef tenderloin cut into steaks on a cutting board.

How To Cut Filet Mignon Steaks

  • Author: Christine Pittman
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 10 servings 1x
  • Category: Entree
  • Method: Preparation
  • Cuisine: French


Cutting fillet mignon steaks from a beef tenderloin roast is easier to do than you’d think, and it will save you money too!


  • 1 (5 lb.) beef tenderloin, trimmed (see above)


  1. The trimmed tenderloin has two tapered ends. Locate where the tapering begins at one end, and cut the tapered part off. Repeat with the other end. The tapered ends can be cut into petite steaks.
  2. Working with the center portion, cut into 1 and 1/2 inch steaks.
  3. Freeze, refrigerate, or cook the steaks.
  4. To cook, season first and then sear in a very hot skillet with a little bit of oil for 3 minutes per side for medium.