BEEF TENDERLOIN STEAKS WITH RED WINE-COGNAC SAUCE

Tenderloin Steaks with Red Wine Sauce --
Lean Cut30 Minutes or Less
  • Total Recipe Time: 20 to 25 minutes
  • Makes 2 servings

INGREDIENTS

  1. 2 beef Tenderloin Steaks, cut 3/4 inch thick (about 4 ounces each)
  2. 1 teaspoon coarse grind black pepper
  3. 1/2 cup Pinot Noir or other dry red wine
  4. 3 tablespoons cognac or brandy
  5. 2 tablespoons reduced sodium soy sauce
  6. 2 tablespoons whipping cream
  7. 1/2 teaspoon brown sugar
  8. 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, softened
  9. Chopped fresh parsley (optional)

INSTRUCTIONS FOR BEEF TENDERLOIN STEAKS WITH RED WINE-COGNAC SAUCE

  1. Press pepper evenly onto beef steaks. Heat 12-inch nonstick skillet over medium heat until hot. Place steaks in skillet; cook 7 to 10 minutes for medium rare (145°F) to medium (160°F) doneness, turning occasionally. Remove to platter; keep warm.
  2. Add wine, cognac and soy sauce to skillet; bring to a boil. Cook 2 to 3 minutes or until reduced to about 1/4 cup. Whisk in cream and brown sugar; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer 1 to 2 minutes or until slightly thickened, stirring occasionally. (Sauce will turn a rich chocolate-brown color.)
  3. Remove from heat. Add butter; stir until melted. Spoon sauce over steaks. Garnish with parsley, if desired.
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