Kicked Up Beef Stew

Kicked Up Beef Stew

By: Susan - Conyers, GA - 2014 Recipe Contest Submission

“This is a simple one pot meal that is a very satisfying comfort food for the cold winter we've had. The coffee and the mole paste combine to give the stew a deep, rich and spicy flavor. Wonderful with crusty bread!”


This is a Door County Coffee Fan recipe. It was not made in the kitchens of the Door County Coffee Café.



Featured ingredient: Breakfast Blend Coffee 20 oz. Bag Ground

  • 2 Tbsp. canola oil
  • 1 lb. lean beef cut into 1" cubes
  • 1 large thinly sliced sweet onion
  • 3 cloves chopped garlic
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper
  • 1 C. Door County Coffee Breakfast Blend
  • 1 C. beef broth
  • 3 medium thinly sliced carrots
  • 8 oz thinly sliced potatoes
  • 1 Tbsp. mole paste (found in international aisle)


  1. In a large non-stick pot heat 1 Tbsp. oil on medium.
  2. Add beef and brown about 4 minutes; remove beef and set aside.
  3. Heat remaining oil in same pan.
  4. Add onions and cook over medium heat about 10 minutes (stir occasionally).
  5. Add garlic and stir and cook for 1 additional minute.
  6. Add salt and pepper.
  7. Stir in coffee and scrape up any browned bits from the pot.
  8. Add beef broth and mole and stir; bring to a simmer.
  9. Add beef and carrots and potatoes and simmer on low 1 1/2 hours.