The World's Greatest Filet Mignon

What if I told you that I could teach you to cook the most unbelievable, tender, mouth-watering steak that you have ever had in your life?

What if I told you that you could make a steak that would cost $48 or more at a restaurant for approximately $12 to $15 whilst in the comfort of your own home?

Do you think this this something that you might be interested in?

I will assume your answer will be an affirmative. Terrific. Now let me amaze you!

The element of creating this dish that is going to blow your mind is the fact that this recipe is going to take you less than 15 minutes to prepare.

You are going to pay a fraction of what it would cost to order this at a restaurant. You are going to be able to show off to your loved one and to all of your friends that you can cook just like any top restaurant chef around. After you eat this steak, I promise you every steak you order out will fail in comparison to this masterpiece.

What you will need:

  1. 1 piece of grass fed beef tenderloin
  2. Himalayan sea salt (I personally use truffle salt)
  3. Ground black pepper
  4. Olive oil
  5. Grass fed butter
  6. Fresh herbs (your choice, you can get creative)


  1. Preheat oven to 410 degrees.
  2. Liberally coat the beef with salt and pepper, on all sides.
  3.  Use either a cast iron pan or you can use any pan without a rubber handle.
  4. Get pan hot (cook on high) and when you see it smoke, liberally add olive oil to the pan.
  5. Once you see the olive oil begin to form small bubbles, place the steak in the pan and it will make a sizzling noise - cook for 4 minutes.
  6. Turn the steak over and put directly in the oven for an additional 4 minutes.
  7. After roasting in the oven for 4 minutes at 410 degrees, take out and let the steak rest for the last 4 minutes. (Remember, the rule is 4, 4, 4,)
  8. While the steak is resting, put a tablespoon of grass fed butter (or ghee) on top of the meat and let the butter melt through. On top of the butter, place your choice of assorted herbs.
  9. Once the steak has rested for 4 minutes, serve immediately as the steak will cook on standing.

*If you want the steak medium, leave the steak in the oven for an additional 3 minutes.

*If you want the steak well done, leave in the oven for a total of 8 minutes, with no resting time.

Why is steak (grass fed beef) good for you?

Not all steak is created equal. It is important to be mindful and conscious when buying beef, chicken and fish. There are many toxins in the food we eat, including what we feed our livestock. When choosing red meat, it is important to get grass fed, but more specifically grass finished beef. Preferably, I like to eat bison, or wild buffalo, because they are always grass fed. In my opinion, bison is even tastier, and it is not gamey and chewy as the critics proclaim.

Most of the meat that we find in our local supermarkets happen to be farm raised and fed a diet of grains, sugar, and even a mass amount of skittles. The meat is filled with hormones and antibiotics. When you buy most store bought meat, you are essentially eating poison.

That is one reasons why people say eating hamburgers is so terrible and bad for you. It is not that eating meat is bad for you, it is that eating meat poisoned with toxins and antibiotics is what actually is harming you.

Roughly 80 percent of antibiotics sold in the United States go to livestock, such as cows, so there is a reason to have a major concern with antibiotics being in the meat. Cows that aren’t grass-fed live on diets of grain and are typically given hormones to artificially increase their weight and hence yield more meat. With grass-fed cows, weight gain is not as high because they eat a healthier, lower-calorie diet. 

An animal’s diet has a profound influence on the nutrient content and the genetic makeup of its products.

When a cow is fed a grass fed, and especially a grass finished diet, beef actually becomes a superfood. With less grains and sugars in their diet, the cows are much leaner, which gives them a lower caloric value, it has many more omega-3’s, which reduces your risk of cancer and it reduces your risk of heart disease, it has a much higher value of vitamin E and it contains the super fat, conjugated linoleic acid (CLA).

CLA has 11 terrific health benefits:

  1. CLA helps with weight-loss and fat-burning.
    • According to a 2009 report published in The Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry, it’s believed that CLA reduces adiposity (fat) because of its impact on:
      • Energy metabolism
      • Abiogenesis
      • Inflammation
      • Lipid metabolism
      • Apoptosis
  2. Regulates blood sugar and helps improve insulin function
  3. Improves immune function and helps fight cancer
  4. Helps build muscle and strength
  5. It has bone building benefits
  6. Improves digestion
  7. Reduces food sensitivities and asthma
  8. Treats rheumatoid arthritis
  9. Reverses atherosclerosis
  10. It has bone building benefits
  11. It reduces the risk of heart disease and cancer

Do I need to twist your arm any further? Is my case settled that grass fed beef is, in fact, good for you?

If your answer is yes, then go to the store and buy a nice piece of meat and spoil yourself and a loved one with this recipe (Trader Joe’s has a package of 2 filet mignons for around $13 dollars).

Eating healthy is not boring or lame. If you do it right, the process is actually exciting and your taste buds will be forever grateful.

Side dishes in photo:

  • Pan seared fiddleheads with grass fed butter, a whole lemon, and 4 cloves of garlic.

  • Cauliflower puree with grass fed butter, garlic and basil.

  • White sweet potato with ghee and Himalayan salt.

  • Mexican avocado with olive oil and truffle salt.