Air Fryer Filet Mignon Frozen or Fresh Recipe | Sip Bite Go
Want to make air fryer filet mignon steaks in under 30 minutes? Cook ‘em from frozen or fresh with this air fryer steak recipe. You’ll get the best temperature for filet mignon in the air fryer, how to cook filet from frozen, and how to wrap filet in bacon, too! Let’s air fry!
1 ½ tbsp rosemaryfresh chopped (substitute basil or oregano)
2cloves garlic minced
1tbsp lemon juice
½tbsp lemon zest
½ tsp salt skipif using salted butter
¼ tsp black pepper
To wrap in bacon (optional)
For serving air fryer filet mignons
2tbsp blue cheese crumbles
1tsp parsleyfresh chopped
Prep filet mignon for air frying. Preheat the air fryer to 400° F for 5 minutes. Pat steaks dry with paper towels. Mix together filet mignon dry rub ingredients in a small bowl. Season all sides and edges of filet mignon steaks with salt or dry rub seasoning. If you’re going to wrap the air fryer filet mignon in bacon, you’ll want to add it at this time. See notes at the end of this recipe for details.
Cook filet mignon in air fryer. Spray the air fryer basket with nonstick olive oil or coconut oil spray. Add filet mignon in air fryer baskets so they have at least 2 inches of space around all edges. Cook for 8 minutes.
Make the compound butter (optional) while the steaks cook. See notes at the end of this recipe for details.
Finish air frying filet mignon. After they are done cooking on the first side, flip over air fried filet mignon and cook for an additional 3-5 minutes at 400° F until your preferred temperature has been reached.
Rest filet mignon after air frying. Transfer steaks to a cutting board and rest for 5-10 minutes, cover with foil if desired. Add 1/2 tbsp of compound butter to steaks why they rest so the juices melt into the steak.
Serve air fryer filet mignon. Add additional compound butter if desired, blue cheese crumbles, and fresh parsley.
To make the compound butter
Add all the compound butter ingredients to a bowl and use a fork to smoosh them together until combined. Alternatively, pulse all ingredients together with a food processor.
Use immediately, or form a log by rolling butter in plastic wrap or parchment paper and refrigerating until it’s time to serve air fryer filet mignon steaks. Leftover compound butter is delicious on potatoes, dinner rolls, and corn on the cob.
NOTESInstructions for air frying frozen filet mignonCook filet mignon from frozen in the air fryer following the recipe instructions above. After the steak cooks in the air fryer the second time, it probably won’t be at your desired level of doneness. So flip the steaks and cook them an additional 3-7 minutes, depending on the size of your steaks, until the beef is cooked to your desired level of doneness.How to make air fryer filet mignon wrapped in baconTo cook bacon wrapped filet mignon use the same exact time and temperature as cooking regular air fry filet mignon. Add bacon to filet mignon at the beginning of the air frying process. There are two ways to do this... 1. Wrap the bacon around the circumference of the steak, so the top and bottom of the steak are exposed. 2. Completely cover the steak in bacon. Either way will add a lot of flavor to the steaks.Cooking air fryer filet mignon at 400° F or 450° FTo account for cooking filet mignons at a higher temperature, only cook for 5 minutes on the first side, then flip and cook for an additional 5-7 minutes, or until beef has reached your preferred level of doneness.Filet mignon temperature chart:
Rare steak (125-130°F) is still red inside.
Medium rare steak (130-140°F) is red to pink inside. (as seen in Sip Bite Go demo)
Medium steak (140-150°F) is mostly pink.
Medium well steak (150-160°F) has just a slight bit of pink inside.
Well cooked steak (160°F) has no red or pink inside.