Peppered steaks seared in cast iron, with a quick, creamy pan mushroom sauce. Simple, elegant dinner for 2. This recipe works with most steaks, but I prefer a nice fillet or chuck eye. A small, thick cut of steak is best.


Recipe Summary

10 mins
15 mins
30 mins
55 mins
2 steaks with sauce


Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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  • Coat steaks with ground peppercorns, olive oil, and soy sauce. Let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes.

  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).

  • Heat a cast iron skillet over medium-high heat. Place 2 tablespoons butter in the skillet and allow it to melt completely and begin to foam. Cook steaks in the hot skillet until browned, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Place mushrooms around steaks and stir to coat with pan drippings.

  • Transfer skillet to the preheated oven and cook until steaks are firm and reddish-pink and juicy in the center, 6 to 8 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read 135 degrees F (57 degrees C). Remove steaks from the skillet and allow to rest.

  • Return skillet to medium heat and add remaining 1 tablespoon butter and garlic. Cook, stirring constantly, until garlic is fragrant, about 2 minutes. Pour in bourbon carefully, away from any heat source, and cream. Allow to simmer until slightly reduced, about 2 minutes. Serve sauce over steaks.

Nutrition Facts

704 calories; protein 22.6g 45% DV; carbohydrates 7.9g 3% DV; fat 62.1g 96% DV; cholesterol 187.6mg 63% DV; sodium 496.7mg 20% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
Very tasty. Didn't have whipping cream (don't use) so the 2 % milk was just fine. Read More
3 Ratings
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  • 4 star values: 1
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Rating: 5 stars
Terrific way to prepare steak. I followed the recipe as written with two exceptions: 1. sells buffalo tenderloins which I used in a 5oz. size perfect for this recipe. Wild Idea's mission is to restore the Great Plains one acre at a time by farming buffalo in a humane and environmentally and ecologically sound manner. Their meats are delicious. 2. Not having any bourbon I used Crown Royal. The results were outstanding and the recipe has gone directly into the special guest file. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Very tasty. Didn't have whipping cream (don't use) so the 2 % milk was just fine. Read More