Green Peppercorn Sauce

If you've never had green peppercorn sauce drizzled over a steak then you are in for a nice surprise. This also goes well with roasted vegetable or can even be used as a gravy on mashed potatoes. Brandy may be substituted for the Cognac.

Green Peppercorn Sauce
Prep Time:
3 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
18 mins
2 cups


  • 1 teaspoon olive oil

  • 1 tablespoon minced shallots

  • 2 tablespoons green peppercorns in brine, drained

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter

  • 2 tablespoons Cognac

  • 2 teaspoons all-purpose flour

  • 1 cup beef broth

  • ½ cup half-and-half

  • salt to taste


  1. Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add shallots, peppercorns, and butter; cook for 3 minutes.

  2. Add Cognac and cook for 1 minute. Whisk in flour and cook for 1 minute until alcohol evaporates. Pour in beef broth and increase heat to bring sauce to a simmer. Cook and stir for 5 minutes.

  3. Add half and half, reduce heat to low, and cook 5 minutes. Season with salt and serve.

Cook's Note:

You can substitute cream for half-and-half.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

142 Calories
11g Fat
3g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 142
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 6g 31%
Cholesterol 27mg 9%
Sodium 415mg 18%
Total Carbohydrate 3g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Protein 2g
Potassium 84mg 2%

* 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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