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Espresso-Braised Beef

Makes: 6 servings
Prep 20 mins Cook 8 hrs to 9 hrs  (low) or 4-4.5 hours (high)
Espresso-Braised Beef
Ingredients
  • 1  large  onion, cut into wedges
  • 3  medium  carrots, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1  medium  turnip, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 1/2  pounds  boneless beef chuck, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2/3  cup  dry red wine
  • 2  tablespoons  tomato paste
  • 1  tablespoon  instant espresso coffee powder
  • 1  teaspoon  brown sugar
  • 1  teaspoon  dried thyme, crushed
  • 1/2  teaspoon  salt
  • 1/4  teaspoon  ground black pepper
  • 1 24  ounce package  refrigerated mashed sweet potatoes, prepared according to package directions
  •  Salt and coarsely ground black pepper (optional)
Directions

1. In a 3-1/2- or 4-quart slow cooker, combine onion, carrots, and turnips. Top with beef. In a medium bowl, whisk together wine, tomato paste, espresso coffee powder, brown sugar, thyme, salt, and pepper. Pour over all in cooker.

2. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 8 to 9 hours or on high-heat setting for 4 to 4-1/2 hours. Serve beef mixture over mashed sweet potatoes. If desired, season with additional salt and coarsely ground black pepper. Makes 6 servings.

Nutrition Facts (Espresso-Braised Beef)
  • Servings Per Recipe 6,
  • cal. (kcal) 308,
  • Fat, total (g) 9,
  • chol. (mg) 66,
  • sat. fat (g) 4,
  • carb. (g) 26,
  • Monosaturated fat (g) 4,
  • Polyunsaturated fat (g) 0,
  • fiber (g) 4,
  • sugar (g) 14,
  • pro. (g) 26,
  • vit. A (IU) 125,
  • vit. C (mg) 11,
  • Thiamin (mg) 0,
  • Riboflavin (mg) 0,
  • Niacin (mg) 7,
  • Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0,
  • Folate (g) 20,
  • Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (g) 3,
  • sodium (mg) 448,
  • Potassium (mg) 642,
  • calcium (mg) 81,
  • iron (mg) 4,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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