Meat and Potatoes Meal
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This tasty meal will be a crowd pleaser
Recipe type: Main
Serves: 6 Servings
  • 1½ pound beef shoulder roast
  • Balsamic vinegar (to taste)
  • Liquid Smoke (to taste)
  • Worcestershire sauce (to taste)
  • 1 Pack instant onion soup mix
  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • 2 Tablespoons corn starch
  • 4 Tablespoons water
  • 2 Cups carrots, washed and cut diagonally into 1-inch chunks
  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • 1 Tablespoon dark brown sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 6 Medium potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • ¼ Cup mayonnaise
  • ¼ Cup sour cream
  • ¼ Cup cottage cheese
  • ¼ Cup milk
  • Fresh ground kosher salt (to taste)
  • Fresh ground black pepper (to taste)
  1. Begin by marinading a 1½ pound beef shoulder roast (or any type roast you desire) overnight. You can use balsamic vinegar, liquid smoke and Worcestershire sauce to marinade the roast. The amounts of these ingredients depends on your taste.
  2. Next morning put the roast in a slow cooker and add enough water to almost cover the meat. Add 1 pack of instant onion soup mix, cover and cook on low for 8 hours.
  3. When you remove the roast from the slow cooker, pour the juice and scrapings into a sauce pan. Turn on high heat and add 2 tablespoons butter. In a cup, mix 2 tablespoons corn starch and 4 tablespoons water thoroughly to make a slurry. When the pan juice begins to boil, add the corn starch mixture and let it return to a boil to thicken. Use a whisk to blend as it thickens to make sure everything is smooth. When it thickens to the desired consistency, take off heat and spoon over the roast.
  4. Carrots
  5. When it comes to carrots they can be prepared in so many wonderful ways. The quick and easy way is always a winner.
  6. Wash carrots and cut diagonally into 1-inch chunks until you have 2 cups. Put in sauce pan, cover with water and boil until tender. When done, drain and add 2 tablespoons butter, 1 tablespoon dark brown sugar and 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar Mix well and serve.
  7. Potatoes
  8. Potatoes always make a delicious side dish. Peel and dice 6 medium potatoes. Put in sauce pan, cover with water and bring to a boil. Let the potatoes boil on medium high for 10 minutes. When done, drain and add 2 tablespoons butter, ¼ cup mayonnaise, ¼ cup sour cream, ¼ cup cottage cheese, and fresh ground kosher salt and black pepper to taste. Use a potato masher to mash everything together until you get to the consistency you want. Add ¼ cup milk, mix well and serve.
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