Taken from the small end of beef tenderloin the filet mignon is frequently called the king of steaks. Tender, easy to slice, with a melt-in-your-mouth quality the filet mignon is frequently the first choice for pure beef lovers. Recipes abound for filet mignon because it easily absorbs flavors mixed through spices and sauce. We recommend taking it straight by simply cooking filet mignon with fire. That lets nothing but the beef goodness shine through.