Cheesecake Factory Copycat Recipe
2 tablespoons butter
12 oz. beef tenderloin, cut into 3 oz. medallions
salt to taste
2 teaspoon cracked whole black peppercorns
1/2 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
3 tablespoons pearl onions, chopped
1/4 cup brandy or white wine
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
3/4 cup beef stock
1/4 cup cream
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
On top of the stove, heat a large heavy skillet over medium heat. Add 1 tablespoon of the butter to the hot pan and heat until it begins to foam. Season the beef with salt and sprinkle cracked black pepper over both sides of steaks, pressing pepper into steaks. Add the first steak to skillet and sear, cooking no more than 1 to 2 minutes before turning it over and cook 1 minute on the second side. Remove the steak from the pan to a warm ovenproof platter. Repeat with the remaining steak. Keep Steaks warm in low oven.
After the steaks are cooked and warming, add the pearl onions to skillet, add more butter if needed, cook 2 minutes until translucent. Add mushrooms and saute 1-2 minutes. Add the wine and Worcestershire sauce to the pan, bring quickly to a boil. Stir in the mustard. Allow this to cook 1 minute before adding the stock. Cook 1 minute more. Add the cream. Bring just to a boil. Remove from the heat and stir in the chives. Place steaks on individual plates topping with sauce.