Pepper Steak for Two

READY IN: 20mins
Recipe by Dreamer in Ontario

This recipe was adopted from an old cookbook called Cooking for Two by Sue Russell. I love the flavour of this very quick and simple to prepare steak. I highly recommend that you use whole peppercorns that you crack yourself.

Top Review by breezermom

Delicious! Used my old cast iron skillet for this and the meat was very tender and moist. Loved the yummy sauce. Thanks for sharing! Made for ZWT8.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place peppercorns in a ziplock bag and crush coarsely with a rolling. Alternatively, you may use a mortar and pestle but you may have the pepper escaping as it's crushed.
  2. Press cracked pepper into both sides of steaks.
  3. In a heavy-based frying pan, heat butter and oil and cook steaks to desired doneness, turning once. (Medium-rare takes about 8 to 11 minutes, Medium takes about 12 to 14 minutes).
  4. Remove from pan and keep hot.
  5. Stir brandy into the pan juices and bring to a boil, scraping the sediment from pan.
  6. Remove from heat and add extra butter.
  7. Pour this sauce over the steaks and serve immediately.

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