• 5 Ratings

Six different types of peppercorns give the rich cognac-based sauce a kick in this decadent beef tenderloin recipe.



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  • Bring 2 cups of water to a boil in a small pot. Add raisins, reduce heat, and simmer for 5 minutes. Drain, and rinse raisins under cold running water, and drain again. Place raisins in a small bowl, and pour cognac over. Cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate overnight.

  • Season beef with salt, and press peppercorns into the beef to adhere. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add beef to skillet, and cook for 4 to 5 minutes on each side for medium-rare. Transfer to a platter, and keep warm.

  • Drain off the fat from the skillet. Add the raisins and cognac, and place over high heat, and bring to a boil. Cook until the liquid has reduced by half. Add the beef stock, reduce the heat to a simmer, and cook for 2 minutes. Cut the remaining 2 tablespoons butter into very small pieces. While whisking constantly, gradually add the butter to the sauce in the skillet. Continue to whisk until incorporated. Season with salt.

  • Return the beef to the skillet, and baste with the sauce. Serve the beef and sauce with potatoes and spinach.


5 Ratings
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