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Peppercorn Steaks


  • 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 thermometer should read 135°; medium, 140°; medium-well, 145°). 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.

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  • crysmitchell
    Dec 31, 1969

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

  • DViola
    May 30, 2013

    Love it!

  • dilbert098
    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
    Mar 24, 2011

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

  • lorjon
    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
    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
    Jan 16, 2010

    Delicious! Easy to make and full of flavor!

    ~ Theresa

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