1. In a large, heavy ovenproof saucepot, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Sprinkle the meat with salt and pepper and cook, stirring occasionally, until well browned, about 5 minutes. Reduce the heat to medium and add the mirepoix. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and cook, stirring occasionally, until just tender, about 8 minutes.
2. Add the smoked paprika and sugar and cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Stir in the tomatoes and coffee. Bring to a boil, then cover, and reduce the heat to simmer until the meat is tender, about 45 minutes.
Tip: For freezing and reheating, completely cool the stew. Divide into individual portions in airtight containers and freeze for up to 2 weeks. Run the closed containers under hot water to release the block of stew from the container. Cover with a damp paper towel in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave until hot, stirring occasionally, about 8 minutes.
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