Category Archives: Beef

Slow Cooked Pot Roast

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I recently went to my friend’s house and her mom made this amazing pot roast. I think ever since then, I have dreamed of pot roast that literally just falls apart when you touch it. So I decided for my dad’s birthday dinner to try out a pot roast recipe. I called up my friends mom and she told me how she made it. I was excited at how easy the recipe sounded. It had three simple ingredients. Roast, seasoning packet, and water.

I added beef broth as well as water to add some more flavor and I ended up using a different packet of seasoning because the grocery store did not have the brand my friend’s mom used. The roast turned out amazing! It was juicy, tender, and fell apart where I barely even had to use a knife.

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Balsamic Dijon Steak

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I decided tonight that I was going to venture into the world of steak. I have never cooked steak before and I was up for the challenge. I was looking at several marinade recipes, trying to put together some flavors that I may like and would not be overpowering. I wanted to be able to still taste the juices from the steak. I have always liked balsamic vinaigrette and Dijon mustard so I decided to combine these flavors into a marinade. It is a simple marinade, like most, and can be prepared quite quickly.

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Nana’s Shepherd’s Pie

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Every time we go to Disney World we have to stop at Epcot’s United Kingdom Rose and Crown Pub where my mom can get their amazing Shepherd’s Pie. Last night I wanted to surprise her with my version of shepherd’s pie. I knew I was not going to get it to be the exact Disney version but I was going to give it a try. Normally they use ground lamb in their dish but I decided to use ground beef. I added a few other ingredients as well.

In the end it turned out delicious and my mom said it actually tasted just like how her mom would make it for her, Auntie Sandy, and Auntie Nancy. She said just add a little ketchup on the side and it would be exactly like my Nana’s. This is why I decided to name it Nana’s Shepherd’s Pie.

I made this in a 5 inch ramekin but you can also make it in a small casserole dish as well.

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