Espresso-Braised Beef


Slow cooked beef braised with red wine and espresso brings out rich, sweet and smoky flavors.

Espresso-Braised Beef
Photo: Blaine Moats
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
8 hrs
Total Time:
8 hrs 20 mins


  • 1 large onion, cut into wedges

  • 3 medium carrots, cut into 1-inch pieces

  • 1 medium turnip, cut into 1-inch pieces

  • 1 ½ pound boneless beef chuck, cut into 1-inch pieces

  • cup dry red wine

  • 2 tablespoon tomato paste

  • 1 tablespoon instant espresso coffee powder

  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar

  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme, crushed

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 1 24 ounce package refrigerated mashed sweet potatoes, prepared according to package directions

  • Salt and coarsely ground black pepper (optional)


  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 (per serving)

308 Calories
9g Fat
26g Carbs
26g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 308
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 66mg 22%
Sodium 448mg 19%
Total Carbohydrate 26g 9%
Total Sugars 14g
Protein 26g
Vitamin C 11.2mg 56%
Calcium 80.8mg 6%
Iron 3.8mg 21%
Potassium 642mg 14%
Folate, total 20.2mcg
Vitamin B-12 2.9mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.4mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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