Air Fryer Filet Mignon makes the perfect filet every time! Seasoned with just olive oil, salt, pepper, and topped with blue cheese butter.
Because we love a juicy steak, filet mignon is our favorite meal. We used to save it for a special occasion, but cooking filets in the air fryer is so easy. Since this is easily our favorite steak recipe, we can easily have it as a regular weeknight dinner.
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What you need to make Filet Mignon in Air Fryer
I use my Cosori Air Fryer to make these filets. Because we like to keep steak simple, as it should be, we only use a few ingredients. Besides the air fryer, the other ingredients you will need are:
- Two filet mignon, each piece of meat, 4 to 6 oz. each
- Olive oil
- ½ tsp salt
- ½ tsp black pepper
- Optional: Blue Cheese Butter, Garlic Herb Butter, or Garlic Butter.
Of course, a delicious topping to the perfect steak is a small pat of blue cheese butter. To make your own, combine blue cheese crumbles with about ¼ cup of melted unsalted butter. Then, top your cooked steak with a small scoop.
How to Air Fry Filet Mignon
To prepare the filets, pat steaks dry, then coat the steaks with oil on the top and bottom of each piece. Then, season with salt and pepper, according to your preferences.
Next, once they are ready, transfer steaks to the air fryer basket. Then, cook steak using air fryer, at 380 degrees Fahrenheit for 10 to 12 minutes, turning steaks over halfway through cooking. The exact cook time will depend on how well you like your steak.
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Because we wanted medium steak, we cooked them for 6 minutes on each side. Be sure to use a meat thermometer to confirm the internal temperature. (See temperature guide below)
Once cooked, for an extra tender steak, let steak rest for about 5-10 minutes before eating.
HOW CAN I TELL IF MY STEAK IS COOKED PROPERLY IN THE AIR FRYER?
According to the FDA, when cooking steak, the proper temperatures for steak doneness, are:
- Rare- 125 degrees F
- Medium Rare- 135 degrees F
- Medium- 145 degrees F
- Medium Well- 155 degrees F
- Well Done- 160 degrees F
Because the surest and safest way to determine doneness, is to confirm internal temperature, I highly recommend you use a meat thermometer.
My cooking time of 6 minutes on each side was perfect for a medium to medium well doneness.
What is considered a serving of steak?
Although each of my filets was about 6 ounces steak, the recommended serving is 3 ounces.
Why is Filet considered one of the best beef cuts?
Ribeye and Filet are the best cuts of steak. The filet comes from the part of the cow that doesn't get used often, so it's not tough. Which is why a really good filet can be cut with a fork.
What is the best doneness for air fryer filet mignon?
Medium Filet Mignon to Medium Rare are the suggested best ways to this steak.
What else can I use to season the steak?
We like to keep dinner simple, which is why we only season steaks with salt and pepper, and then top with blue cheese butter. However, for extra flavor, you can add a pinch of red pepper flakes, pressed clove garlic, garlic salt, garlic powder, or with your favorite steak seasoning.
Can I wrap my filets with bacon?
Yes. Wrap slices of bacon around each filet, just secure with a toothpick before air frying. Then cook steak to your liking.
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Air Fryer Filet Mignon
- Air Fryer
- Meat Thermometer
- 2 filet mignon about 4-6 ounces each
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- ½ tsp salt
- ½ tsp pepper
OPTIONAL: Blue Cheese Butter, Garlic Herb Butter, or Garlic Butter
- To prepare the filets, pat steaks dry, then coat the steaks with oil on the top and bottom of each piece.
- Then, season with salt and pepper, according to your preferences.
- Transfer steaks to the air fryer basket. Air fry at at 380 degrees F for 10 to 12 minutes. Flip steaks halfway through cooking.
- Use meat thermometer to confirm preferred doneness. Once cooked, for extra tender steak, let steak rest for about 5-10 minutes before eating.
*Nutritional information is a calculated guesstimate. Please note that this can change with different brands and modifications you may make to the recipe. For the most accurate information, use a nutritional calculator with the exact brands and measurements you're using with each recipe.