Spicy Filet Mignon Recipe
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Spicy Filet Mignon Recipe

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I adapted this recipe from a seasoning I saw for blackened catfish. Because these steaks have a lot of kick, I make a more mellow side dish, like buttered potatoes or grilled fresh vegetables. —Vera Kobiako, Jupiter, Florida
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 2 tablespoons paprika
  • 2 teaspoons onion salt
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons dried basil
  • 1 to 1-1/2 teaspoons cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 6 beef tenderloin steaks (1-1/2 inches thick and 8 ounces each)


  1. Combine the seasonings; rub over steaks. Grill, covered, over indirect medium heat for 9-11 minutes on each side or until meat reaches desired doneness (for medium-rare, a meat thermometer should read 145°; medium, 160°; well-done, 170°). Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Spicy Filet Mignon in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2003, p60

Full-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied red wine such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot or Syrah.

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ironboy33379 User ID: 8546984 233265
Reviewed Sep. 22, 2015

"I love it"

AdrianneKathleen User ID: 7810435 61282
Reviewed Oct. 9, 2014

"Great recipe! I've already mixed up more of this rub to keep on hand for other steaks. Yummm!"

lisab753 User ID: 1328859 68311
Reviewed May. 12, 2009

"Has a nice kick, but not over the top burn your mouth. I have used top sirloin as well as venison steaks, both with great results. Also serve this steak with the Asparagus Mornay and use the sauce for both asparagus and steak.....yummy!"

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