Braised Beef with Garlic Mashed Potatoes


My favorite way of cooking a tough cut of beef.

Braised Beef with Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs 45 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs 5 mins
4 servings


  • 1 ¼ pounds blade steak, cut into 4 portions

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • cup all-purpose flour

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 2 medium onions, halved and sliced

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • ½ teaspoon ground thyme

  • 2 cups low-sodium beef stock

  • ¼ cup dry red wine (Optional)


  • 2 ½ pounds baking potatoes, peeled and halved

  • 5 cloves garlic, sliced, or more to taste

  • ¾ cup warm milk

  • 2 tablespoons melted butter

  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).

  2. Season blade steaks with salt and pepper. Coat steaks with flour, shaking off any excess. Reserve excess flour.

  3. Heat oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add steaks and brown on both sides, about 3 to 4 minutes per side. Transfer steaks to a covered casserole dish.

  4. Add onions and minced garlic to the skillet; cook and stir until the onion has softened, 3 to 4 minutes. Add thyme and 3 tablespoons of the reserved flour; stir until well combined. Slowly pour beef stock and wine into the skillet, stirring constantly. Bring to a simmer. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Pour the stock mixture over the steaks.

  5. Cook, covered, in the preheated oven until steaks are very tender, about 90 minutes.

  6. While the steaks are cooking, place potatoes and garlic slices into a large pot and cover with salted water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until tender, about 20 minutes. Drain.

  7. Add warm milk, melted butter, salt, and pepper to the potato-garlic mixture; beat with an electric mixer until smooth.

  8. Serve steaks on a bed of mashed potatoes and spoon pan juices over top.

Cook's Note:

You can use cross rib steaks if you'd like.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

668 Calories
30g Fat
69g Carbs
28g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 668
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 30g 39%
Saturated Fat 12g 59%
Cholesterol 83mg 28%
Sodium 242mg 11%
Total Carbohydrate 69g 25%
Dietary Fiber 8g 28%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 28g
Vitamin C 69mg 346%
Calcium 134mg 10%
Iron 6mg 31%
Potassium 1617mg 34%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.