Who does not enjoy a good steak dinner consisting of a beautifully cooked filet mignon that is medium rare. But unfortunately, filet mignon is high in calories and laded with fat. Given in this article is the calorie count of this delicious dish.
Since filet mignon is prepared in different ways with different ingredients used for cooking it, the calories in it will also vary widely. One of the most popular ways of cooking it is by wrapping it in bacon or prosciutto and then pan frying it. Cooking filet mignon in this way makes it more flavorsome but the calorie and fat content increases considerably.
The values given in the table is for filet mignon that is simply grilled with salt and black pepper. For pan fried steak with sauces and reductions, the calories will be much higher. Given below is another chart for calories in filet mignon when served with different sauces.
|Type of Filet Mignon||Calories|
|Filet Mignon with Cabernet Sauce||358|
|Filet Mignon with Peppercorn Mustard Sauce||279|
|Filet Mignon with Sherry-Mushroom Sauce||219|
|Filet Mignon with Port and Mustard Sauce||217|
|Peppercorn-Crusted Filet Mignon with Port Jus||257|
|Balsamic-Glazed Filet Mignon||205|
All the steaks mentioned above are approximately 4 oz. in weight. As you have seen from the table above, addition of sauces increases the calories of filet mignon. Grilling filet mignon in a grill is one of the best ways to cook it, since it keeps the meat tender and the calories low. Filet mignon is a great source of protein, vitamin B12, zinc, and vitamin B6. Knowing how to cook and reduce its calories can help you to cook a delicious and healthy steak dinner for your family and friends.