The Perfect Filet Mignon Roast

The perfect Filet Mignon Roast is crusty on the outside, but also moist, juicy and tender on the inside and seasoned to perfection! The meat is so unbelievably moist, it's like butter!

We gave this roast its full flavor by adding prosciutto, onions and seasonings.  But the secret to making a perfect roast is keeping water at the bottom of the pan while roasting in the oven. This helps keep the roast super moist while cooking.  It's also the reason why it's so tender. 
Not everyone prefers poultry, turkey or even a glazed ham for the holidays.  Our family LOVES this Filet Mignon roast on special occasions and it's a nice alternative. Serve this roast as your main course with your favorite side dishes.

And, don't forget the wine! Definitely a red, we like to pair it with a Chianti. 
Enjoy this fantastic feast! 

The Perfect Filet Mignon Roast
  • 6 pounds of Filet Mignon Roast
  • 3 whole onions -sliced
  • 7 to 10 slices of prosciutto
  • 4 cups of water
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. salt 
  • 1 tsp. black pepper
  • extra-virgin olive oil

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 
In a large roasting pan with rack, lay the slices of the prosciutto on the bottom of rack horizontally, overlapping slices.
Place the Filet Mignon roast on top of  prosciutto.
Season the meat with salt,  pepper and garlic powder generously.

Scatter sliced onions on top. 
Pour about 4 cups of water in the bottom of roasting pan, just below the meat but not touching. Drizzle olive oil over meat.

Cook for 20 minutes per pound, about 2 hours.  Rotate the roast every half hour.
Remove from rack, and place onto cutting board, allow the roast to sit for 5 to 7 minutes before carving.

Carve into 1-inch slices.  Remove the string, and transfer slices onto a serving platter.
Serve immediately.
Serve with our vegetable sides like garlic mashed potatoes and sweet baby peas with onions and capers.  Enjoy!

Serves 6 to 8
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