Elsa's Cider Beef With Cheddar Smashed Potatoes

READY IN: 1hr 15mins
Recipe by Sheila the Great

I saw this on Rachel Ray. she serves it with cheddar smashed potatoes. So yummy and comforting. Perfect for fall. It is lick your pot clean, yeah it is that good. I find myself digging for turnips!

Top Review by kbrebs

This is an excellent dish! I can no long find it on Rachel Ray's site. Glad I found it here! You won't even know you are eating Turnip. Everyone I have made this recipe for loves it!!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven 375.
  2. Place Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add EVOO and butter. Season beef with salt and pepper and add to pot. Brown all sides, about 6-8 minutes.
  3. Add carrots and turnips, and cook for 4-5 minutes. Add flour, stir to combine and coat.
  4. Add the apple cider and beef consommé' stir to combine. Bring to Boil, cover and place in the oven for 1-1 1/2 hours.
  5. Once the beef is about 3/4 of the way cooked (about 40-45 minutes in the oven) place the potatoes in a large sauce pot., cover with water by at least 1 inch and place over high heat.Once the water comes to a boil, add some salt and cook the potatoes until tender, about 15 minutes.
  6. Once the potatoes are tender, drain and return to the pot. Add the milk, sour cream, and the cheese. Smash with a potato masher to desired consistency. Season with salt and pepper and add the chives. Cover and reserve until you are ready to serve.
  7. When the beef is done. Remove from the oven. To serve, place a spoonful of potatoes in a wide serving bowl. Make a well in the middle of the potatoes and spoon the beef into the center.

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