Braised Sirloin Tips
with Garlic Mashed Potatoes



beef


Comfort Food

There’s nothing better than Braised Sirloin Tips with garlic mashed potatoes. This tender, juicy sirloin served with a rich gravy is as comforting as it gets.

When I make the garlic mashed potatoes to accompany the Braised Sirloin Tips I usually sauté the garlic instead of roasting it. This brings out a great flavor when combined with long green onions and mascarpone cheese. There is a variety of ways to make garlic mashed but this is definitely one of my favorite.

The Braised Sirloin Tips can easily be made in a slow cooker or on top of the stove. The gravy is rich condensed combination of broth, wine and cranberry juice with herbs and spices blended in. It’s truly a great experience.

Braised Sirloin

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 pounds of sirloin beef tips or sirloin steak cut into pieces.
  • 1 cup of all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp of salt
  • 1 tsp of fresh ground black pepper
  • 3 Tbls of extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 Tbls of butter
  • 1 yellow onion, chopped
  • 3 carrots, cut into chunks
  • 2 stalks of celery, cut into chunks
  • 3 cloves if garlic, chopped
  • 1 tsp of dried oregano
  • 1 tsp of dried thyme
  • 1 cup of beef broth
  • 1/2 cup of red wine
  • 1/2 cup of cranberry juice
  • 1 package of whole white button mushrooms
  • 1/4 cup of fresh Italian flat leaf parsley

    PREPARATION

  • In a medium size bowl, mix together the flour, salt and pepper.
  • Dredge the beef in the flour and shake off the excess flour.
  • In a crock pot or large pot, brown the meat in the oil and butter on all sides.
  • Remove the meat from the pan and set aside.
  • Add the onions, carrots, celery and garlic and sauté for 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Return the meat to the pot.
  • Season with the oregano and thyme.
  • Add the broth, wine and cranberry juice and bring to a boil.
  • Reduce the heat, cover and simmer for around 1 to 1 and 1/2 hours until the meat is tender.
  • Remove the meat from the pan.
  • In a separate saucepan saute the mushrooms in a little oil for 3 minutes.
  • Using a strainer or a sieve, strain all the onion mixture into the saucepan with the mushrooms pushing everything through the strainer.
  • Heat the sauce and reduce by half.

    Garlic Mashed Potatoes

    INGREDIENTS

  • 8 white potatoes, peeled and cut into cubes
  • 5 tsp of butter
  • 3 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 bunch of long green onions, chopped
  • 1 cup of Mascarpone cheese
  • 1/2 cup of milk
  • 1/4 cup of grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tsp of salt
  • 1 tsp of fresh ground black pepper

    PREPARATION

  • Place the potatoes in a large saucepan and cover with cold water.
  • Bring to a boil, reduce the heat and cook until tender. Around 15 minutes.
  • Drain the potatoes and return them to the pot.
  • Sauté the garlic and onions in 2 tsp of butter until the onions are soft.
  • Toss the onion, garlic mixture, the remaining butter, Mascarpone, milk, Parmesan, salt and pepper.
  • Mix thoroughly until all the ingredients are well blended.
  • Plate the mashed potatoes and top with the beef and sauce.
  • Serve with roasted asparagus or your favorite vegetables.
  • Garnish with parsley.

    Serves 4 people.



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