Coffee, Chili, and Cumin-Rubbed Filet Mignon Recipe

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Veronica Austin Modified: March 23, 2022
Coffee, Chili, and Cumin-Rubbed Filet Mignon Recipe

How To Make Coffee, Chili, and Cumin-Rubbed Filet Mignon

Savory and juicy filet mignon is cooked with a unique crust that combines spices and coffee, giving it a unique flavor that blends spicy and smoky flavors.

Preparation: 25 minutes
Cooking: 25 minutes
Total: 50 minutes



  • 3tbspcumin seeds,or 2 tbsp of ground cumin
  • 2tbspfinely ground coffee
  • 2tspground chilies
  • 1tbsppaprika
  • 1tbspkosher salt
  • 2tspblack pepper,cracked
  • 2lbsfilet mignon,beef tenderloin


  1. In a small sauté pan, toast cumin over low heat, swirling pan until fragrant. Transfer to a paper towel to cool.

  2. In a mortar or a spice grinder, grind until smooth.

  3. In a small bowl, combine cumin, coffee, chilies, paprika, salt, and pepper; pour onto a large plate. About 1 hour before roasting, roll the filet in spices.

  4. Set aside at room temperature. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

  5. Roast beef 25 minutes for medium rare, or until center registers 125 degrees F on a meat thermometer. Transfer to a platter.

  6. Tent loosely with foil; let rest 10 minutes. Slice before serving.


  • Calories: 588.87kcal
  • Fat: 41.83g
  • Saturated Fat: 16.49g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 18.03g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.84g
  • Carbohydrates: 5.04g
  • Fiber: 1.47g
  • Sugar: 0.33g
  • Protein: 46.35g
  • Cholesterol: 192.78mg
  • Sodium: 551.23mg
  • Calcium: 111.41mg
  • Potassium: 882.13mg
  • Iron: 6.81mg
  • Vitamin A: 45.66µg
  • Vitamin C: 0.85mg
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