Espresso-Bourbon Steaks With Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Total Time
1hr 5mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 45 mins

A favorite recipe from National Cattlemen's Beef Association - The Beef Checkoff. We don't have steaks often, but this sounds so good that I might have to run out to the market for some tenderloins. I may also make this dish for my Christmas Eve dinner. This should "wow" my family and be a nice break from my traditional meal.

Ingredients Nutrition


  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).
Most Helpful

The potatoes are excellent! So simple but just perfect. The sauce seemed too bitter as written, so I added an extra 1/4 cup maple syrup and then it was great. Served the steak, potatoes and sauce with oven-roasted asparagus for a delicious meal.

Crunchy Numbers November 25, 2011

These are great steaks, the sauce it the best!! I used some 10 oz bison rib-eye steaks and it was perfect with the sweet sauce. The only change I made was I used a dark rum instead of bourbon (didn't realize I didn't have any) but is still produced a great sauce. Made for Everyday Holiday.

AZPARZYCH November 19, 2011

Wonderful dish! We loved the sauce. I used tamari to be gluten free, and I reduced the amount of soy sauce by 1 tablespoon because tamari is stronger than regular soy sauce. That was perfect, and I'll sure make this again! Thanks for sharing!<br/>Made for For your Consideration game.

Mia in Germany January 02, 2015