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Filet Mignon Seared with Charcoal Vortex

Grilled Filet Mignon with Charcoal Vortex

  • Author: Crafted Cook
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 20
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Charcoal Grill
  • Cuisine: American


Filet mignon is hands down one of my favorite cuts of meat to grill. This recipe and video show how to use the Vortex (in)direct heat shield to get high temperatures (over 500 degrees) for searing your filet. 



Filet Mignon

  • 8 oz filet mignon
  • Fresh ground coarse salt
  • Fresh ground pepper
  • Olive oil

For the reduction:

  • 3 sprigs of rosemary
  • 1/2 cup of butter
  • 3 minced cloves of garlic
  • 3 leaves of fresh basil


Set filet mignon out thirty minutes prior to grilling to reach room temperature.

Coat with olive oil and fresh ground salt and pepper.

With a full chimney of charcoal, pour ready coals into the Vortex heat shield with narrow end up for direct heat. Allow grill temp to rise over 500 degrees.

Place filets directly over Vortex and sear both sides for 1 min each. 

Remove from direct heat and set around the outer edge of the grate. Let cook until internal temperature reaches 20 degrees below your desired final cooked temperature.

Place butter, garlic, basil, and rosemary into the cast-iron skillet, and as the butter melts place filets in the skillet. Spoon reduction over filets continuing to mix and cook down.

Once filets reach your desired final cooked temperature, these were cooked to medium at 150 degrees, remove and let rest for 5 minutes.


  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 644
  • Sugar: 0.1 g
  • Sodium: 2454.8 mg
  • Fat: 46.2 g
  • Saturated Fat: 11.8 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 6.8 g
  • Protein: 51.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 156.2 mg

Keywords: Filet Mignon, charcoal grill filet, filet in skillet, vortex, charcoal vortex