I used this method on a couple of filets last night and it turned out well. I think next time though I'd give it a few bastes and pop in the oven to finish. I needed to be free to get other things done. BTW have you ever dusted your beef with cumin? I love cumin on beef. Had it in a dish in AZ. 2 years ago and have been seasoning beef with it a lot ever since. So good.