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Espresso-Bourbon Steak

Makes: 4 servings
Prep Time: 45 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes




Espresso-Bourbon Steak with Mashed Sweet Potatoes


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


Espresso-Bourbon Sauce:

1⁄4 cup bourbon
1⁄4 cup maple syrup
1⁄4 cup reduced sodium soy sauce
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
2 teaspoons instant espresso coffee powder
1/8 teaspoon black pepper



  1. Combine all sauce ingredients, except pepper, in small saucepan; bring to a boil.
  2. 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.
  3. Preheat grill to medium.
  4. Prepare Mashed Sweet Potatoes.
  5. Meanwhile press coarsely cracked pepper on both sides of beef steak.
  6. Place steaks on grid and grill uncovered to desired doneness, turning occasionally.
  7. Evenly divide sauce onto 4 plates.
  8. Place steak on top of sauce.
  9. Serve with Mashed Sweet potatoes and green beans.

Mashed Sweet Potatoes:

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