espresso-bourbon steaks with mashed sweet potatoes

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By Daily Inspiration S
from Sugar Land, TX

A favorite recipe from National Cattlemen's Beef Assn.

serves 4
prep time 20 Min
cook time 45 Min
method Grill

Ingredients For espresso-bourbon steaks with mashed sweet potatoes

  • 4
    beef tenderloin steaks (about 1 inch thick)
  • 2-4 tsp
    black pepper, coarsely ground
  • 1/4 c
  • 1/4 c
    maple syrup (or more to taste)
  • 1/4 c
    soy sauce
  • 1 Tbsp
    fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tsp
    instant espresso coffee powder
  • 1/8 tsp
    black pepper
  • 9 oz
    sweet potatoes (peeled and cubed)
  • 1 tsp
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 1/8 tsp
  • 1/8 tsp
    black pepper

How To Make espresso-bourbon steaks with mashed sweet potatoes

  • 1
    Combine all sauce ingredients, except pepper, in a small saucepan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered 12-15 minutes or until sauce is thickened and reduced by about half, stirring occasionally. Stir in pepper. Keep warm.
  • 2
    Prepare mashed potatoes by boiling potatoes in water with 1 teaspoons salt. Cover with water; bring to a boil. Cook 4-5 minutes or until potatoes are tender. Drain. Combine potatoes, 2 tablespoons butter, salt and pepper. Beat until mashed and smooth.
  • 3
    Meanwhile, press coarsely cracked pepper on both sides of steaks. Place steaks on grill over medium coals. Grill, uncovered, 13-15 minutes for medium rare doneness, turning once.
  • 4
    Evenly divide sauce onto 4 plates. Place steak on top of sauce. Serve with Mashed Sweet Potatoes and green beans (if desired).

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