Steak au Poivre Recipe
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Here is an elegant entree that can be prepared in under 30 minutes! Tender meat and a great peppery flavor is accompanied by a rich cream sauce and fresh shiitake mushrooms.
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TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 4 beef tenderloin steaks (6 ounces each)
  • 1 tablespoon coarsely ground pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons olive oil, divided
  • 2 cups sliced fresh shiitake mushrooms
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh thyme
  • 2 tablespoons brandy
  • 2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream

Nutritional Facts

1 steak with 1/4 cup mushrooms: 342 calories, 18g fat (6g saturated fat), 85mg cholesterol, 298mg sodium, 3g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 1g fiber), 38g protein.


  1. Sprinkle steaks with pepper and salt. In a large skillet over medium heat, cook steaks in 1 tablespoon oil for 4-5 minutes on each side or until meat reaches desired doneness (for medium-rare, a thermometer should read 145°; medium, 160°; well-done, 170°). Remove and keep warm.
  2. In the same skillet, saute mushroom in remaining oil. Add thyme; cook 1 minute longer. Remove from the heat. Add brandy; cook over medium heat until liquid is evaporated. Stir in cream. Serve with steaks. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Steak au Poivre in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2011, p20

Full-Bodied Red Wine

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

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