Pepper Steak

Pepper Steak

A pan-seared steak, with coarsely ground pepper and Cognac.

2 servings
Preparation 5 min
Cooking 10 min

380 calories per serving 


1/2 tbsp peppercorns   5 g
260 g beef, top sirloin, about 1,5 cm thick    
2 tbsp butter, unsalted   28 g
1 pinch salt [optional]   0.1 g
3 tbsp Cognac, or brandy   45 mL
3 tbsp whipping cream 35%   45 mL

Before you start

For proper cooking all the way through the steak, it is important to let it stand at room temperature at least ½ hour before cooking.

Preheat the oven to the lowest temperature to keep the steaks and the plates warm while cooking the sauce.


  1. Crush half of the peppercorns using a rolling pin. Coat both sides of steaks with the crushed peppercorns, pressing them down on into the surface of the meat.
  2. Melt the butter in a skillet over medium-high heat. Sear the steaks 1 min per side, add salt, then remove them from the skillet and set them aside on a warmed plate in the oven.
  3. Deglaze the skillet with Cognac 1 min, then pour in the cream and add the remaining peppercorns. Cook 2-3 min over medium heat with stirring using a wooden spoon or spatula to scrape the bottom of the pan. Put the steaks back into the skillet and cook 1-2 more min, turning them once.
  4. Tranfer the steaks to the warmed plates, spoon the sauce over the top, and serve.

Nutrition Facts Table

Nutrition Facts

per 1 serving (150g)


% DV*

* DV = Daily Value




24 g

37 %

Saturated 13 g
+ Trans 0.5 g

70 %


115 mg


70 mg

3 %


5 g

2 %


1 g

2 %


2 g


28 g

Vitamin A

15 %

Vitamin C

2 %


4 %


25 %

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Servings of Canada's Food Guide

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to:

Vegetables and Fruit: 0 serving
Grain Products: 0 serving
Milk and Alternatives: 0 serving
Meat and Alternatives: serving

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Free :
Added Sugar
Low :
Source of :
Copper, Magnesium, Manganese, Vitamin B1, Vitamin E, Vitamin K
Good source of :
Iron, Pantothenic Acid, Phosphorus, Potassium, Vitamin A, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B6, Vitamin D
Excellent source of :
Niacin, Selenium, Vitamin B12, Zinc

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This recipe is in the following categories: Beef | Main courses/Entrées | Diabetes-friendly | High Iron | High Vitamin D | Low Sodium | Sauté/Stir Fry | French

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