Pan-Roasted Beef Shoulder Tenders Au Poivre


The cream sauce makes these pork chops deliciously rich. For an extra-flavorful spin, try the rosemary and wine variation.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Stand Time:
20 mins
Roast Time:
8 mins
Total Time:
58 mins


  • 2 - 3 beef shoulder petit tenders (about 1 1/2 lb. total) or one 1 1/2-lb. beef center-cut tenderloin roast, trimmed

  • 2 tablespoon cracked black pepper

  • 1 ½ teaspoon kosher salt

  • 2 tablespoon vegetable oil

  • 3 tablespoon butter

  • ¼ cup finely chopped shallots

  • cup Cognac or other brandy

  • 1 cup heavy cream


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Sprinkle meat with pepper and salt, pressing gently to adhere. Let stand at room temperature 20 minutes.

  2. In an extra-large ovengoing skillet heat oil over medium-high heat. Add meat; cook 8 minutes or until well browned on all sides. Transfer skillet to oven. Roast 8 to 10 minutes for medium-rare (135°F).* Remove meat from skillet and cover loosely with foil. Drain off fat.

  3. For pan sauce, in skillet melt butter over medium heat. Add shallots; cook 3 minutes, stirring to scrape up crusty brown bits. Remove skillet from heat. Carefully add Cognac. Return to heat. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, until reduced by about half. Add cream. Return to boiling; reduce heat. Boil gently, uncovered, 3 to 5 minutes or until slightly thickened, stirring frequently. Slice meat and serve with pan sauce.

Rosemary-Roasted Beef Shoulder Tenders

Prepare as directed, except reduce cracked pepper to 2 tsp. and add 2 Tbsp. snipped fresh rosemary to pepper mixture. Use dry red wine in place of the Cognac.


If using a center-cut tenderloin roast, increase roasting time to 35 minutes for medium-rare (135°F).

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

643 Calories
48g Fat
5g Carbs
37g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 643
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 48g 62%
Saturated Fat 24g 120%
Cholesterol 188mg 63%
Sodium 605mg 26%
Total Carbohydrate 5g 2%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 37g
Vitamin C 1.2mg 6%
Calcium 68mg 5%
Iron 3.8mg 21%
Potassium 691mg 15%
Fatty acids, total trans 1g
Folate, total 18.6mcg
Vitamin B-12 6.9mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.9mg

*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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