Thomas Rosenbaum is a seasoned mechanic who transitioned into the world of grilling after retirement. Renowned for his innovative and technically-driven grilling techniques, Thomas enjoys experimenting with various grilling and smoking equipment to achieve the perfect cook.
Ah, the George Foreman Grill, a trusty companion in the world of grilling. If you're wondering how to cook a beef fillet on this versatile grill, you've come to the right place. I'm here to guide you through the process step by step, ensuring that your beef fillet turns out perfectly juicy and delicious.
Before we dive into the cooking process, let's talk about preparation. To start, you'll want to make sure your beef fillet is at room temperature. This allows for more even cooking throughout the steak. Take your fillet out of the refrigerator and let it sit for about 30 minutes before grilling.
While your fillet is coming to room temperature, it's a good time to preheat your George Foreman Grill. Plug it in and let it heat up for about 5 minutes. This will ensure that the grill is nice and hot when you're ready to cook.
Now, it's time to season your beef fillet. You can keep it simple with just salt and pepper, or get creative with your favorite steak seasoning. Rub the seasoning onto both sides of the fillet, making sure to coat it evenly. This will enhance the flavor of the meat and give it a delicious crust.
Once your grill is preheated and your fillet is seasoned, it's time to get grilling! Open the grill and place the fillet on the hot grill plates. Close the grill and let the fillet cook for about 4-6 minutes, depending on the thickness of your steak. For a medium-rare fillet, aim for an internal temperature of around 130°F (54°C). If you prefer your steak more well-done, you can cook it a bit longer.
While the fillet is cooking, try to resist the temptation to constantly check on it. Opening the grill too often can cause heat loss and result in uneven cooking. Trust the process and let the grill work its magic.
Once your fillet reaches the desired internal temperature, carefully remove it from the grill using tongs or a spatula. Place it on a cutting board and let it rest for about 5 minutes. This allows the juices to redistribute throughout the meat, resulting in a more tender and flavorful steak.
After the resting period, it's time to slice and serve your perfectly cooked beef fillet. Use a sharp knife to cut the fillet into thick slices, and arrange them on a plate. You can serve it as is, or pair it with your favorite side dishes for a complete meal.
And there you have it, a delicious beef fillet cooked to perfection on your George Foreman Grill. With a little preparation and patience, you can enjoy a restaurant-quality steak right in the comfort of your own home. So fire up that grill and get ready to impress your taste buds!