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Weeknight Cajun Butter Peppercorn Steak Sauce

A riff of a classic peppercorn but with cajun spices, spicy and full of flavor
Prep Time1 min
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time6 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: steak
Servings: 2
Calories: 275kcal


  • 1/4 cup cognac
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1/2 cup beef stock no sodium preferred
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream
  • 1-2 tsp crushed whole black peppercorns
  • 1/2 tsp ground cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp ground white pepper
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 pinch ground cumin


  • In the same pan that you browned the steak, deglaze with the cognac over medium heat, scraping up any brown bits in the pan. When the cognac has reduced a bit, melt the butter, then stir in the beef broth and cream. Add the peppercorns and other spices and bring to a gentle simmer, stirring occasionally, until thickened to your liking. Season with salt to taste.
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Calories: 275kcal | Carbohydrates: 4.1g | Protein: 2.1g | Fat: 19.3g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 58mg | Sodium: 298mg | Potassium: 88mg | Fiber: 1.1g | Sugar: 0.6g