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Steak au Poivre

Rated as 5 out of 5 Stars

"While this may take a while to cook, it is by far my favorite dish. I have been very frustrated with ordering Steak au Poivre when dining out only to find that what I made at home was much better. Hope you enjoy it!"
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29 m servings 561
Original recipe yields 2 servings


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  1. Crack peppercorns in a mortar or pestle or with a rolling pin. Press cracked peppercorns into the steaks.
  2. Heat butter in a heavy skillet over medium-high heat. Add steaks; cook, turning with tongs, until browned, about 2 minutes per side. Reduce heat to medium and cook steaks, turning often, until they begin to firm up and are hot and slightly pink in the center, about 5 minutes per side. Transfer steaks to a plate and cover to keep warm.
  3. Stir shallot into the skillet. Pour in cognac and red wine; simmer, stirring constantly, until reduced, about 2 minutes. Pour in beef broth and simmer, scraping browned bits off the bottom of the skillet, until sauce is smooth, about 2 minutes. Stir in cream; cook until heated through, 1 to 2 minutes.
  4. Pour cream sauce over steaks.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 561 calories; 30.5 3.3 49.6 185 289 Full nutrition

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Excellent sauce but I substituted dried minced onions for the shallots since I had none and added 1/4 of a cup of cold water with a teaspoon of cornstarch at the end to thicken the sauce for per...

Great flavor!! A definite keeper. Despite the description, this is a quick and easy recipe to prepare.