3 teaspoons cracked black pepper
6 beef tenderloin steaks, about 3/4 inch thick, (about 1 1/2 pounds)
1 tablespoon butter or margarine
1/4 cup finely chopped shallots or green onions
1/4 cup brandy or beef broth
1/2 cup beef broth
1/2 cup sour cream
1.Heat coals or gas grill for direct heat.
2.Press pepper onto both sides of beef.
3.Grill beef uncovered 4 to 6 inches from medium heat 7 to 8 minutes on each side for medium doneness (160°F) or until desired doneness.
4.While beef is grilling, melt butter in 1-quart saucepan over medium heat. Cook shallots in butter, stirring occasionally, until tender. Stir in brandy and broth. Cook over medium-high heat about 5 minutes or until mixture is slightly reduced. Stir in sour cream. Serve with beef.