Grilled Peppered Steak with Brandy Cream Sauce

This is as tender, tempting and timesaving as it gets--a recipe suitable for company or a romantic treat for two.

  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 36 min
  • Servings 6

3
teaspoons cracked black pepper
6
beef tenderloin steaks, about 3/4 inch thick (about 1 1/2 lb)
1/4
cup finely chopped shallots or green onions
1
tablespoon butter or margarine
1/4
cup brandy or Progresso™ beef flavored broth
1/2
cup Progresso™ beef flavored broth (from 32-oz carton)
1/2
cup sour cream

  • 1 Heat coals or gas grill for direct heat.
  • 2 Press pepper onto both sides of beef.
  • 3 Grill beef uncovered 4 to 6 inches from medium heat 7 to 8 minutes on each side for medium doneness (160°F) or until desired doneness.
  • 4 While beef is grilling, melt butter in 1-quart saucepan over medium heat. Cook shallots in butter, stirring occasionally, until tender. Stir in brandy and broth. Cook over medium-high heat about 5 minutes or until mixture is slightly reduced. Stir in sour cream. Serve with beef.

Expert Tips

Arrange some fragrant flowers and light some aromatic candles to set a tender tone for the evening.

Tenderloin doneness preferences and grill temperatures vary greatly, so check steaks after 3 or 4 minutes or before you flip these little loins.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
230
(
Calories from Fat
125 ),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
14 g
14 %
(Saturated Fat
7 g,
7 %
),
Cholesterol
80 mg
80 %;
Sodium
210 mg
210 %;
Total Carbohydrate
1 g
1 %
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
),
Protein
25 g
25 %
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
2%;
Iron
12%;
Exchanges:
3 1/2 Lean Meat; 1 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.