Steak Diane with Green Beans

A creamy pan sauce made with mustard, cream and brandy is the perfect accompaniment to a rich beef steak.
Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Difficulty Easy





  • lbs Beef tenderloin, medallions
  • To taste Salt
  • To taste Black pepper, freshly ground
  • 1 tbsp Butter


  • 1 tbsp Butter
  • 1 Shallot, minced
  • 1 clove Garlic , minced
  • ¼ cup Mushrooms,  sliced, preferably button
  • To taste Salt
  • To taste Black pepper, freshly ground
  • 2 tbsp Brandy
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • ¼ cup Heavy cream
  • 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tbsp Parsley , chopped


  • 1 lb Green beans, trimmed
  • 3 tbsp Butter
  • 3 cloves Garlic, minced
  • ¼ tsp Salt
  • ¼ tsp Black pepper, freshly ground


  • Season both sides of steaks with salt and black pepper.
  • In a large skillet or saute pan, heat butter over medium-high heat. Add steaks and saute until lightly browned, about 1 minute per side. Transfer to a plate tent with foil.
  • Using the same skillet, heat butter over medium heat. Add shallot and garlic and cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 30 seconds.
  • Add mushrooms and season with salt and black pepper. Cook until softened, about 2 minutes.
  • Add brandy and cook until almost fully reduced, about 1 minute.
  • Add Dijon mustard and heavy cream and stir for about 1 minute. Whisk in worcestershire and parsley.
  • Add steaks back into skillet and turn to coat. Simmer until heated through, about 1 minute.
  • In a large pan, bring water and green beans to a boil on high heat, cooking for about 3 minutes. Drain green beans and wipe skillet dry.
  • Add butter and garlic to skillet, stirring until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add green beans back in and toss with salt and black pepper.
  • Place steaks on plates and top with sauce from skillet. Serve with green beans.


  • Pairs well with Cabernet Sauvignon wine
  • Additionally, you can add fresh chives
  • If you’re comfortable, you can ignite the brandy in Step 5, either by tilting the pan or lighting with a long match. When flame goes out, continue with the next step