Tomorrow (Thursday, August 13th) is National Filet Mignon Day. “Filet Mignon” is French for “cute” or “dainty” filet and traditionally applies to a filet of beef.

Filet Mignon is cut from the smaller, choice end of a tenderloin. For that reason, it is typically the most expensive cut of beef. One of the more popular ways to prepare a filet mignon is by wrapping bacon around it. This is because filets are typically lean; adding the fat of bacon during the cooking process infuses extra flavor to this delicious meal.

Filets are typically cut into one inch or two-inch heights, and available in either four- or eight-ounce sizes.

Although a filet is cut from the tenderloin, it is available in different cuts. The most popular cut is the prime cut, available from any type of cattle. The Angus cut comes from vegetarian fed cattle and is considered one of the best types of beef available.

At Quaker Valley Foods, we sell a wide variety of beef, including tenderloin that you can cut into delicious filet mignons. Look below at the pictures of different ways filets can be prepared, then click on an image to find a recipe. After you have decided on the recipe you want to try, get in touch with your Quaker Valley Foods’ sales rep today!

Filet Mignon with Garlic Herb Butter (


Bacon-Wrapped Filet Mignon (


How to Cook Filet Mignon 2 ways (