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two perfectly cooked prime filets on a quarter sheet pan with tongs and a traeger smoker in the background
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Filet Mignon on the Traeger Grill

A dry aged and spiced filet cooked medium to medium rare on a Traeger Grill.
Prep Time1 d
Cook Time16 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: beef tenderloin, traeger grill
Servings: 2
Calories: 308kcal


  • Traeger Grill
  • sheet pan with wire rack
  • Lodge cast iron skillet


  • 2 6-8 ounce beef tenderloin steaks
  • 2 tsps salt
  • 2 tsps vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 2 tsps unsalted butter


Dry Aging the Filets

  • Prepare the filets 4-24 hours in advance.
  • Place a wire rack on a baking sheet.
  • Season filets with salt on all sides and place them on the wire rack. Season to taste, not too heavy. About 1 teaspoon per steak.
  • Place the baking sheet in the refrigerator uncovered. This allows the salt to penetrate the meat below the surface and dry the outside. This will create a nice crust when cooking the steak.

Cooking the Filets

  • Preheat the Traeger Grill to 425F. Place a cast iron pan inside the grill.
  • Remove the filets from the refrigerator.
  • Drizzle each steak with vegetable oil and rub all over for an even coating.
  • Season the filets with fresh black pepper, smoked paprika, and garlic powder.
  • Once the Traeger has reached 425F, place each steak on the preheated cast iron and close the lid. Cook the filets for 6-7 minutes.
  • After 7 minutes, flip the steaks. Be sure to place the steaks on other sides of the grill pan for maximum heat. Cook for another 6-7 minutes.
  • Check the temperature of the filets with a meat thermometer by testing the center of the filet. For rare steak, the filet should reach an internal temperature of 125F and for a medium steak 140F.
  • Turn the Traeger off and top each steak with a teaspoon of butter.
  • Remove the filets to a plate and cover with aluminum foil. Let the steaks rest for 5 minutes before cutting.
  • Slice, serve, and enjoy.


Calories: 308kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 48g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 2328mg | Potassium: 42mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 208IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 1mg