Recipes and Cooking Steak au Poivre 4.5 (21) A simple rich sauce using whipping cream and broth, makes this peppery steak recipe perfect for special occasions or entertaining. By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Published on August 15, 1996 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Blaine Moats Total Time: 30 mins Servings: 4 Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 1 tablespoon cracked black pepper 4 beef tenderloin steaks or 2 beef top loin steaks, cut 1 inch thick (1 pound) 2 tablespoon butter or margarine ¼ cup brandy or beef broth ¼ cup beef broth ½ cup whipping cream 2 teaspoon Dijon-style mustard Directions Use your fingers to press the pepper onto both sides of the steaks. If using top loin steaks, cut each steak in half crosswise. In a large skillet cook steaks in hot butter over medium heat to desired doneness, turning once. For tenderloin steaks, allow 10 to 13 minutes for medium rare (145 degrees F) to medium (160 degrees F). For top loin steaks, allow 12 to 15 minutes for medium rare to medium. Transfer steaks to a serving platter, reserving the drippings in the skillet. Keep warm. Remove skillet from burner and allow to stand 1 minute. For sauce, combine brandy and beef broth (or all beef broth); carefully stir into drippings in skillet, scraping up crusty browned bits. Stir in whipping cream and mustard. Bring to boiling. Boil gently, uncovered, over medium heat for 5 to 6 minutes or until mixture is reduced to 1/2 cup, stirring occasionally. Spoon sauce over steaks to serve. Makes 4 servings Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 370 Calories 25g Fat 2g Carbs 25g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 4 Calories 370 % Daily Value * Total Fat 25g 32% Saturated Fat 13g 65% Cholesterol 114mg 38% Sodium 192mg 8% Total Carbohydrate 2g 1% Total Sugars 1g Protein 25g Vitamin C 0.6mg 3% Calcium 40.4mg 3% Iron 3.6mg 20% Potassium 403mg 9% Folate, total 8.1mcg Vitamin B-12 2.7mcg Vitamin B-6 0.3mg *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.