It’s a Steak au Poivre Affair


My 23-year-old daughter is home and will stay with me while finishing grad school.  Today she made us dinner, steak, potatoes, and green beans.

I was so pleased with her Steak au Poivre that I could not help share her masterpiece with you.

Steak Au Poivre


4 beef bottom round steak

1 medium onion minced

½ cup of beef broth

2 tbsp heavy cream

2 tbsp of Brandy

2 tbsp vegetable oil

1 tbsp of butter

2 tsp of oregano

Salt and pepper


Season the steaks with salt and lots of ground pepper and let them rest for 10 minutes

Preheat a skillet over high heat.  Add the oil in the skillet, once it gets hot, add the seasoned steaks and cook them for 4 to 5 minutes each side.


Remove the steaks and place them on a plate and cover with aluminum foil.

If there is any fat collected in the skillet, remove the excess.  Add the butter and the onion and cook for 3 minutes.

Turn off the heat, add the brandy and deglaze the skillet.  Turn the heat back on.  Add the beef broth.  Cook for about 1 minute, season with salt and add the oregano.  Then add the cream and cook for about 4 minutes or until the sauce has thickened.

It was a perfect night for me, and all I had to do was rest and enjoy a delicious meal prepared by the new chef in my house also known as my daughter Youricka.


  1. I’m a vegetarian but my father would love this! I’ll have to pass along your daughter’s recipe :).

  2. OMG, this looks like an amazing night in the house date night dinner. I would make it for myself. I don’t know if we have Brandy here in Japan, what you could use instead? sake?

  3. Oooh this looks delicious, it must be lovely having your daughter around. I have a 20-year-old too and it is really nice when she comes to stay for a few days. Thank you for sharing!

    • Whenever we go out to eat, I love coming home and recreate the dishes that I like. Steak au poivre is one of them, both my daughter and I enjoy it.


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