Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins
A dish for two.
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 (6 -8 ounce) beef tenderloin steaks
- salt and pepper
- 3 tablespoons brandy or 3 tablespoons Bourbon
- 1 -2 minced garlic clove
- 1 teaspoon crushed multicolored peppercorn (can sub fresh crushed black peppercorns)
- 1⁄2 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1⁄8 teaspoon salt
- 2⁄3 cup whipping cream
- 1 1⁄2 tablespoons sour cream
- Heat olive oil in a medium skillet over high heat until hot.
- Sprinkle tenderloin steaks with salt and pepper. Sear tenderloin steaks on both sides in skillet. Remove from skillet, and place on a rack in a broiler pan. Broil 4 to 5 inches from heat (leave door just a bit ajar) 4 to 6 minutes on each side or until meat thermometer registers 140° for rare or 150° for medium rare (160° for medium).
- Add brandy or bourbon to drippings in skillet; bring to a boil over medium heat, and deglaze pan, scraping browned bits that cling to bottom.
- Add minced garlic, peppercorns, oregano, and salt; cook 1 minute. Add whipping cream; bring to a boil, and cook 6 to 7 minutes or until sauce is reduced by half.
- Remove from heat; whisk in sour cream, and spoon sauce over steaks. Serve with noodles or baked potatoes.
This really hit the spot tonight!! i couldn't locate any brandy or cognac so I used red wine. a bit different but still delicious! i used ribeyes & seared them well in my cast ron skillet. i let them rest vs. putting them in the oven & they were perfectly medium rare. :) the sauce was woderful. Thank you! made for the Emerald City Shakers ZWT7. :)
I wanted to make a steak, and truly enjoy a wonderful filet. At first I was going to grill it, but then I saw this recipe. It sounded interesting, so I made it. I enjoyed the sauce, but it tasted a bit like the gravy I use for country-fried steak. Once I tasted it with the steak, I felt it needed a little something....so I added some dijon mustard. I think horseradish would work well too. The mixed peppercorns were delicious, and I'm so glad I used the mix instead of just the black peppercorns. Cooked my steak medium-rare, and had a wonderful dinner tonight. Thanks for sharing!
Gail, this was superb! I didn't have the brandy, so used some dry white wine. I would have this always with my steak! Thnx for posting, hon. Made for KcK's Forum.