Seasoned ketogenic diet followers know that steak is a staple. It’s packed with protein, fat, vitamins and minerals, which makes it both practical and healthy.
There are many cuts of beef, but my personal favorite is filet mignon. I make my keto filet with a simple marinade and pan-sear, then oven-cook them to tender and juicy perfection.
I shared my favorite filet recipe with the team at KetoLogic so they could share it with you. I hope you’ll love it as much as I do! ~Tim Tebow
If you make this recipe, be sure to post a photo on Instagram and tag @ketologic and #GoKetoWithTebow!
Why Try This Filet Recipe
It’s important to have a few recipes in your back pocket for entertaining guests. You know, foods you can make that everyone will love, no matter what diet they follow.
And your guests, whether they follow keto or not, will be excited about having filet mignon for dinner.
Plus, steak is one of the most nutrient-dense proteins. Salmon is a close second, but beef is easier to reheat (especially if you’re at work and share a microwave), and you can cook up large quantities during your meal prep each week to save time.
Steak also pairs well with other foods. If you’re serving it for lunch or dinner, steam or pan-fry your favorite low-carb vegetables as a side dish. It’ll take about the same amount of time to cook your filets.
Try this recipe with:
- Bacon-Wrapped Asparagus with Garlic Aioli
- Baked Keto Zucchini Fries
- Keto Greek Salad
- Low-Carb Kale Salad
Top 4 Benefits of Eating Steak
Here are some health benefits that make steak perfect for a low-carb diet.
1: Steak is Packed with Protein
The ketogenic diet is not a high-protein diet, but protein is still a crucial macronutrient, especially if you do any resistance training or weight lifting.
Steak contains 26g of protein per serving . Protein fills you up, repairs your muscles after workouts, and also keeps you satiated longer than carbs do . If you’re working out hard, science shows it’s good to eat protein several times a day, especially after a hard workout. Doing so stimulates post-exercise muscle repair, which may increase the results you get from your training .
2: Steak is a Rich Source of B Vitamins
B vitamins are very important for your health. Not only do they promote optimal body and brain function, but they also reduce your risk of chronic diseases like cancer . B-vitamin deficiency has been linked to higher levels of inflammation and stress .
Fortunately, though, beef is one of the richest sources of vitamin B that you can get .
3: Steak is a Great Source of Iron
Another micronutrient that’s essential for optimal health, iron assists with the transportation of oxygen throughout our body and the formation of DNA .
4: Steak is Simple and Versatile to Prepare
Don’t just make these filets when you’re entertaining.
Marinate a bunch of steak during your weekend meal prep, then eat it throughout the week. Unlike some protein sources, these store for several days, reheat easily, and can be eaten when you’re on-the-go. Plus, the marinade couldn’t be simpler to make — you probably have most of the ingredients on hand already.
- 2 (4-ounce) filet mignon steaks
- ¼ cup Dale’s Steak Seasoning sauce
- ½ cup Italian dressing (no sugar added)
- 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
- 2 tablespoons black pepper
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 tablespoon garlic, minced
- Fresh or dried herbs for flavor, such as rosemary, thyme, and oregano (optional)
- In a resealable plastic bag, mix together the Dale sauce, Italian dressing, Worcestershire sauce, minced garlic, and black pepper until combined thoroughly.
- Place your filets in the bag and coat all sides of the meat.
- Once coated, let the meat marinate for at least 15-20 minutes.
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F and warm up a cast-iron skillet on the stovetop.
- When the cast iron is heated, add one tablespoon of butter. Sear the filets in the pan until a slight crust forms. Since the filets are marinated, it will not form a traditional crust, but it should still be a dark golden brown color. Sear about a minute on each side.
- Once seared, add the remaining butter and herbs of choice and baste your steak by spooning the melted butter onto the filets.
- Place cast-iron skillet with the filets into the oven to finish cooking to your temperature of choice. 5 minutes for medium-rare, 10 minutes for medium.
- Prep Time: 20 minutes
- Cook Time: 15 minutes
- Yield: 2