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Skillet Beef Tenderloin Roast au Poivre & Mushrooms
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
45 mins
Total Time
55 mins

This Beef Tenderloin Roast au Poivre & Mushrooms takes the classic French Steak au Poivre and uses a pepper and salt encrusted tenderloin roast instead. 

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: French
Servings: 6
Calories: 143 kcal
  • 1 2-3 lb Sterling Silver Premium Meats Tenderloin Roast beef
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • tablespoon coarsely crushed black pepper
  • 1 tbsp minced fresh thyme
  • 1 tbsp flaked sea salt
Mushroom Cognac Sauce
  • 1 tablespoon  unsalted butter
  • 1 large shallot finely diced
  • 2 cups mushrooms
  • 1/4  cup beef broth
  • 1/4 cup plus 1 tsp. Cognac  or brandy
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • fresh  thyme springs to garnish
  1. Pre-heat your oven to 350 °F.

  2. Combine the oil, pepper, thyme and salt together to form a paste. Pat the tenderloin roast dry, then apply the paste in a even layer on top of the roast and down the sides. Place in a skillet.

  3. Cook the tenderloin roast until it is ten degrees before your desired internal temperature. ( example, if you want medium rare at 135 °F, then remove the roast when the thermometer reads 125 °F.

  4. Remove the roast, place it on a plate and tent it with tinfoil.

  5. Using oven mitts as the skillet is hot, place it on the stove. Over medium heat, melt the butter and mix with the drippings from the roast. Add in the shallot and fry for 4-5 minutes.

  6. Add in the mushrooms and continue to fry with the shallots. Fry until the scallions are soft and tender and the mushrooms have reduced in size and are fully cooked.

  7. Add the cognac in and fry for another 2-3 minutes, letting it soak into the mushrooms and evaporate slightly. Scrape the bottom of the skillet, using the cognac to deglaze it.

  8. Stir in the cream and heat.

  9. Slice the tenderloin roast into disks. Top with the cognac mushroom sauce and serve.

Nutrition Facts
Skillet Beef Tenderloin Roast au Poivre & Mushrooms
Amount Per Serving
Calories 143 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g 17%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 32mg 11%
Sodium 1210mg 50%
Potassium 150mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 3g 1%
Protein 1g 2%
Vitamin A 8.2%
Vitamin C 3.5%
Calcium 2.2%
Iron 2.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.