So I made this for a French project, I was kind of worried it wasn't going to turn out right but it turned out great. I used kosher salt to tenderize the steaks and it worked really well because I like my steak well done and it is always tough. The flavoring was tres bien (very good) a little French for everyone. I personally don't like beef broth and almost everything I made involved beef broth like go figure! Instead of cognac I used just a little bit of wine and it still turned out great! My family and I really enjoyed this recipe.