Filet Mignon With Creamy Peppercorn Sauce

Beef Tenderloin with Sauce
Beef Filet with Peppercorn Sauce. Joff Lee /Photolibrary/Getty Images
  • Total: 30 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 20 mins
  • Yield: 2 Servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
773 Calories
39g Fat
46g Carbs
65g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 2 Servings
Amount per serving
Calories 773
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 39g 50%
Saturated Fat 13g 63%
Cholesterol 161mg 54%
Sodium 2991mg 130%
Total Carbohydrate 46g 17%
Dietary Fiber 12g 43%
Protein 65g
Calcium 372mg 29%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

A creamy peppercorn sauce with bourbon flavors these delicious beef tenderloin steaks.

This is an excellent dish to prepare for a Valentine's Day or an anniversary dinner.


  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 beef tenderloin steaks (4 to 6 ounces each)
  • Dash kosher salt
  • Dash pepper
  • 3 tablespoons bourbon ​(or good quality brandy)
  • 2 small cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1 teaspoon assorted multicolored peppercorns (crushed)
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried leaf oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried leaf basil
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup whipping cream
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons sour cream
  • 2 cups hot cooked rice (or 2 baked potatoes)

Steps to Make It

  1. Heat olive oil in a medium skillet over high heat until hot. Sprinkle tenderloin steaks with kosher salt and pepper. Sear the steakson both sides in skillet.

  2. Remove from skillet, and place on a rack in a broiler pan. Broil 4 to 5 inches from heat for 4 to 6 minutes on each side or until meat thermometer registers 125° for rare or 135° for medium rare (145° for medium).

  3. Add bourbon to drippings in skillet; bring to a boil over medium heat, and deglaze pan, scraping up the browned bits from the bottom of the pan. Add minced garlic, peppercorns, basil, oregano, and salt; cook, stirring, for  1 minute. Add whipping cream; bring to a boil.

  4. Cook, stirring frequently, for 6 to 7 minutes or until sauce is reduced by half; remove from the heat.  Whisk in sour cream.

  5. Spoon the sauce over steaks.

  6. Serve with hot cooked rice or baked potatoes.

  7. Garnish with chopped fresh parsley, if desired.

    Serves 2.

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