Filet Mignons With Pepper Cream Sauce


These luscious steaks' peppery bite is tamed with a velvety cream sauce.

close up view of a sliced Filet Mignons With Pepper Cream Sauce on a platter
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
4 servings


  • ¼ cup coarsely crushed black peppercorns

  • 4 (6 ounce) 1 1/2 inch thick filet mignon steaks

  • salt to taste

  • 1 tablespoon butter

  • 1 teaspoon olive oil

  • cup beef broth

  • 1 cup heavy cream


  1. Place the peppercorns into a shallow bowl. Sprinkle the beef tenderloin filets with salt on both sides, and coat both sides with crushed peppercorns.

  2. Melt the butter with the olive oil over high heat in a heavy skillet (not nonstick) until the foam disappears from the butter. Gently place the steaks in the pan, and cook until they start to become firm and are reddish-pink and juicy in the center, about 3 1/2 minutes per side. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read 130 degrees F (54 degrees C). Remove the steaks to platter, and cover tightly with foil.

  3. Pour the beef broth into the skillet, and use a whisk to stir the broth and scrape up any dissolved brown flavor bits from the skillet. Whisk in the cream, and simmer the sauce until it's reduced and thickened, 6 to 7 minutes. Place the steaks back in the skillet, turn to coat with sauce, and serve with the remaining sauce.

Cook's Note:

To save money, purchase a whole tenderloin and slice the steaks yourself.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

549 Calories
47g Fat
5g Carbs
28g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 549
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 47g 60%
Saturated Fat 24g 119%
Cholesterol 176mg 59%
Sodium 209mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 5g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 28g
Vitamin C 1mg 7%
Calcium 71mg 5%
Iron 5mg 26%
Potassium 490mg 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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