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Peppercorn Steaks Recipe

Peppercorn Steaks Recipe

These tender peppered steaks get plenty of zip from a quick-to-fix sauce flavored with mustard and Worcestershire.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:2 servings


  • 1 tablespoon whole black peppercorns, crushed
  • 2 boneless beef top loin steaks (8 ounces each)
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 to 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 cup red wine or beef broth
  • 1 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon water


  • 1. Rub pepper over both sides of steaks. Refrigerate for 15 minutes. In an ungreased skillet, brown steaks on both sides over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium; add butter and garlic; cook for 4-6 minutes, turning steaks once. Add Worcestershire sauce; cook 4-6 minutes longer, turning once, or until meat reaches desired doneness (for medium-rare, a meat thermometer should read 145°; medium, 160°; well-done, 170°). Remove steaks and keep warm.
  • 2. Combine wine or broth, mustard and sugar; add to the pan. Stir to loosen browned bits. Combine cornstarch and water until smooth; add to pan. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Serve with the steaks. Yield: 2 servings.
Editor's Note: Top loin steak may be labeled as strip steak, Kansas City steak, New York strip steak, ambassador steak or boneless club steak in your region.

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crysmitchell User ID: 5044355 66584
Reviewed Apr. 1, 2014

"I was not a fan. I thought it was quite a bit of work for no more than I liked it."

DViola User ID: 6210665 33298
Reviewed May. 30, 2013

"Love it!"

dilbert098 User ID: 3743376 29321
Reviewed Oct. 30, 2011

"this recipe is definitely going in the recipe book. the gravy is delicious. I also added fried mushrooms to the gravy. the flavours worked perfectly with each other. a family favourite for sure!"

CJMPutney User ID: 3524548 29313
Reviewed Mar. 24, 2011

"Easy to make and very tasty...even my boys liked it and they are very picky eaters! Will make again."

lorjon User ID: 5778817 49806
Reviewed Jan. 22, 2011

"I found this recipe years ago in taste of home. It was the best recipe for steak I have ever made! I have searched and searched for this again and finally I Have Found It !!!!!!!!! Truly Amazing Flavour"

lindseyshowers User ID: 3383038 49805
Reviewed Apr. 19, 2010

"We mixed everything minus the cornstarch together, let the steak marinade for an hour or so and then grilled. Very delicious!"

lurky27 User ID: 1251896 29308
Reviewed Jan. 16, 2010

"Delicious! Easy to make and full of flavor!

~ Theresa"

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Wine Pairings

Full-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied red wine such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot or Syrah.