Steak au Poivre

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A simple rich sauce using whipping cream and broth, makes this peppery steak recipe perfect for special occasions or entertaining.

Steak au Poivre
Photo: Blaine Moats
Total Time:
30 mins
Servings:
4

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

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Makes 4 servings

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

370 Calories
25g Fat
2g Carbs
25g Protein
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.

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