Thankful Thursday {featuring Guinness-braised Steaks with Horseradish Mashed Potatoes recipe}

Good morning, folks and welcome to this week’s…

What is it that you are thankful for this week?

  • I’m thankful for the uplifting crew my husband works with (to most people, it is not the job that makes a job enlightening, but the crew you work with)
  • I’m thankful for my friend Helda, and her giving heart to help those who cannot stand on their own
  • I’m thankful for Krogers and all of their excellent sales and excellent staff!
  • I’m thankful for the mornings I get to wake up with my husband and watch the sun rise
  • I’m thankful for MiracleGrow, because it has transformed our little tomato plant
God is good 🙂
I hope that this has inspired you to think of the little blessings in your life!
Now, onto the recipe of the week…
I am delighted to share this with you. I did not make this recipe up myself, I found it online unfortunately I cannot remember the source, however it is definitely one of our favorites. This dish is usually saved for those special times when you really want to impress someone!
It takes about three hours to make both the steak and the potatoes, so if you make this, make sure you have enough time. And please do yourself a favor, and do not shorten the timed cooking on the meat – the longer it cooks, the more tender it will be.
I do not like the taste of beer, however the Guinness in this recipe really adds depth of flavor to the meat. Plus, the mushrooms and carrots do a great job soaking up all the juice so in every single bite you take, you get a mouthful of yummy juice!

Guinness-braised Steaks with Horseradish Mashed Potatoes

Amie's Guinness-Braised Steak with Horseradish Mashed Potatoes

Amie's Guinness-Braised Steak with Horseradish Mashed Potatoes

Here’s what you’ll need for the steaks:

  • 3-4 beef tenderloin or chuck steaks
  • Pepper
  • Salt
  • One large onion, chopped finely
  • 2-3 large carrots, chopped
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 2 packages of baby bella (or white) mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 3-4 fresh sprigs of rosemary
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 12 oz. bottle Guinness Stout

Here’s what you’ll need for the potatoes:

  • 2 lbs. peeled baking potatoes, quartered
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • One bunch of green onions, chopped finely
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2-4 tbsp horseradish
  • Salt
  • White pepper

Here’s what to do:

  1. To prepare steak, sprinkle with salt and pepper. Heat oil in large pot over high heat. Add steak, cook for 1-2 minutes on each side depending on thickness until browned. Remove steak from pan, set aside. (Personal note: You really need to make sure your pan is sizzlin’ hot before you put the steaks on – the hotter it is, the better sear you will achieve. And the better the sear is, the more juicy your steaks will be and they will look more attractive instead of soggy-looking)
  2. In the same pot, add the onions, carrots, a little bit of the broth for steaming liquid, and sugar. Cover and reduce heat to medium – cook for 10 minutes. Stir in the whole sprigs of rosemary (you can fish them out later, it is easier this way), mushrooms, and garlic. Cook for two more minutes. Add the stout, the rest of the broth, and the steak. Bring to a boil. Cover and reduce to a simmer for 1 1/2 hours.
  3. A half hour before the steaks are done, start the potatoes. Place the potatoes in a large pot, cover potatoes with water. Bring to a boil then simmer for 25 minutes, or until fork tender. Drain. Return to the same pot (or you can use a kitchenaid) and add the butter and milk, beat with mixer until smooth. Stir in rest of the ingredients and keep warm.
  4. Serve mashed potatoes with steaks, top the steaks with braised vegetables. Yummo!

God bless,

Amie Hurst, of Lindley’s Photography

Jared Lindley the proud owner of 3LP & Lindley’s Photography

Winner of the knot Best of Wedding Photography Georgia 2010 & 2011.

A Professional photographer with a creative style. Serving Warner Robins, Macon, Byron, Perry, Atlanta, Roswell, Buckhead, Marietta & all of the Middle Georgia Area with professional photography.

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