from most recent book. Haven't tried. Fresh cracked peppercorns serve double duty in this satisfying entree: first, they are rubbed into the meat for flavor. Then the peppercorns left in the pan after cooking the steak gives body and kick to the sauce. If you don't have a spice grinder or an extra coffee grinder for grinding spices, purchase cracked peppercorns or set your pepper grinder to the coarsest setting. Chicken or vegetable broth can be used in place of beef broth.