Espresso-Bourbon Steak with Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Espresso-Bourbon Steak with Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Prep Time45 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Servings: 4


  • 4 beef tenderloin steaks cut 1 inch thick (about 4 ounces each)
  • 2 to 4 t coarsely cracked black pepper
  • Mashed Sweet Potatoes recipe below
  • Steamed green beans

Espresso-Bourbon Sauce

  • 1 ⁄4 c bourbon
  • 1 ⁄4 c maple syrup
  • 1 ⁄4 c reduced sodium soy sauce
  • 1 T fresh lemon juice
  • 2 t instant espresso coffee powder
  • 1/8 t black pepper


  • Combine all sauce ingredients, except pepper, in small saucepan; bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered 12 to 15 minutes or until sauce is thickened and reduced by about half, stirring occasionally. Stir in pepper. Keep warm.
  • Preheat grill to medium.
  • Prepare Mashed Sweet Potatoes.
  • Meanwhile press coarsely cracked pepper on both sides of beef steak.
  • Place steaks on grid and grill uncovered to desired doneness, turning occasionally.
  • Evenly divide sauce onto 4 plates.
  • Place steak on top of sauce.
  • Serve with Mashed Sweet potatoes and green beans.

Mashed Sweet Potatoes

  • Place 9 ounces peeled and cubed sweet potatoes and 1 teaspoon salt in large saucepan.
  • Cover with water; bring to a boil.
  • Cook 4 to 5 minutes or until potatoes are tender.
  • Drain.
  • Combine potatoes, 2 tablespoons butter, 1/8 teaspoon salt and 1/8 teaspoon black pepper.
  • Beat until mashed and smooth.