Yesterday I purchased a couple of filets and I really wanted to grill them.  However mother nature said no, and dropped about an inch of rain on us.  So I decided it was time to break out the broiler.  Besides toasting bread, I have never used my broiler.  Cooking a steak in the broiler is simple and super tasty.  Crank the broiler up to high and cook like you would with a grill.  The only difference is that the top cooks instead of the bottom.  Plus, you give up on those precious grill marks.  But when it is raining, it is the perfect solution.

Blue Cheese Filet

Topped with a little Gorgonzola this steak is awesome!!!

Blue Cheese Filets

  • 2 Filet Mignon
  • 1/4 cup blue cheese – I like the milder Gorgonzola for this
  • salt
  • pepper

Turn your broiler on to high.  If you have an electric oven, move the rack all the way to the top.  If you have a gas oven, well get ready to hang out near the floor.

Season the filets with salt and pepper and place them on a broiler pan.  If you do not have a broiler pan, place a cooling rack onto a cookie sheet.  I never received a broiler pan 🙁

Seasoned Filet on Homemade Broiler Pan
Seasoned Filet on Homemade Broiler Pan

Place the pan in the oven so that the meat is about 2-3 inches from the heat.  Cook like you would on a grill.  Cook on one side for 3-5 minutes depending on doneness.  Flip and cook the other side for the same amount of time.

Inside the Broiler
Inside the Broiler

When the steaks are almost done, remove the pan from the oven.  Flip the meat one last time and cover with blue cheese.  Place it back in the oven for 30 seconds to a minute or until the the cheese melts and starts to brown.

Cover in Cheese
Cover in Cheese

Remove the Filets from the oven and let rest for 3-5 minutes before serving.

Rex is an avid griller, barbecuer and bacon enthusiast. He is the Pitmaster for the Rex BBQ competition team. Rex was also featured on the TV show American Grilled. If you have any questions or wish to have Rex decode your favorite dish, click on the ASK REX link in the menu above.


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