Steak Au Poivre Recipe


Difficulty LevelEasyServings4
MethodInterest Group


 Whole black peppercorns4 Teaspoon
 Beef steaks4 (Top Loin)
 Butter4 Tablespoon
 Chopped shallots1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
 Water1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
 Beef bouillon granules1 Teaspoon
 Brandy3 Tablespoon

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 564 Calories from Fat 250

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 28 g43%

Saturated Fat 12.9 g64.3%

Trans Fat 0.5 g

Cholesterol 198.2 mg

Sodium 468.4 mg19.5%

Total Carbohydrates 6 g2%

Dietary Fiber 0 g

Sugars 0.2 g

Protein 61 g121.9%

Vitamin A 9.2% Vitamin C 0.94%

Calcium 1.8% Iron 42.6%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Crack the peppercorns with a spoon in a metal bowl.
Slash the fat edges of the steaks at 1 inch intervals.
Place 1 steak on a sheet of waxed paper.
Sprinkle with 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon cracked pepper; rub over steak.
Turn steak and repeat on the other side.
Repeat procedure for all steaks.
Melt 2 tablespoons of the butter in a 12 inch skillet over medium heat.
Cook the steaks in the butter to desired doneness, turning once (allow 11 to 12 minutes for medium doneness).
Sprinkle steaks with salt to taste.
Remove to a serving platter; keep warm.
Melt the remaining butter in the skillet.
Saute the shallots in the butter for 4 minutes or until tender.
Add the water and bouillon.
Bring to a boil; boil for about 1 minute, scraping up browned pieces from the skillet.
Stir in the brandy.
Reduce heat and simmer for about 1 minute.
Pour the brandy sauce over the steak and serve.