Peppercorn Filet Mignon

A delicious pepper steak that can be for a romantic evening at home or dinner with friends. Mettler Cabernet or Petite Sirah would be perfect with this elegant meal!

Servings: 4

Pair With: Mettler Cabernet or Petite Sirah

Source: Mettler Family Vineyards


4 beef filet mignons, 2" thick
1/4 cup olve or grapeseed oil
3/4 cup black peppercorns
1/3 cup plus 2 tbs. cognac
1 cup heavy cream
Kosher salt to taste


Crush peppercorns and lightly coat both sides of the filets. In a large skillet, add the oil and cook steaks to desired doneness over medium-high heat. Remove & discard oil.

Return the steaks to the skillet and add 1/3 cup cognac. Cook on high heat until cognac is reduced to about 3 tablespoons. Remove steaks to platter and keep warm.

Add cream to the pan and cook over high heat, stirring frequently so it does not burn, until the sauce begins to thicken. Add in the 2 tbs. reserved cognac and salt and pour over the filets. Garnish with fresh chopped parsely and serve.

Serve with baked, mashed or roasted potatoes, steamed baby carrots or green beans and a fresh green salad, and of course, Mettler Cabernet or Petite Sirah!

Recipe Courtesy Of

Mettler Family Vineyards

Beginning in Germany in the 1770s and continuing with their arrival in California’s Central Valley region of Lodi in the late 1800s, the Mettler family has a tradition of producing premium winegrapes, both for their own label, as well as for other winemakers and respected wines.