Sendin' some power out to my sistas...

on Saturday, January 26

Ok ladies... they say the way to a man's heart is through his stomach right? Well, I have a power packed meal for you that I just made today in less than 1 hour. Are you ready for this:

Slow Cooker Beef Brisket

Sara Roger's Cheesy Potatoes.

Uh huh. That's right- you'll be rating pretty high after he eats some of this grub. Remember, Queen Esther of the Bible fixed King Xerxes a feast right before she made a request to save her nation. It worked for her-- nuff said. So it's this easy:

2.5 lb. Beef Brisket at Winco $4.83
Rub it with these spices
1 tsp. salt 1 tsp. chili powder
1/2 tsp. garlic powder 1/4 tsp. pepper
1 tsp. some kinda BBQ grill seasoning of your choice (be adventurous)

Slap that in the crockpot for 4-5 hours on high. And put half of this sauce on it:
1/2 cup ketchup 2 Tbl. Apple Cider Vinegar
2 tsp. tabasco 2 Tbl. Worcestershire sauce
1/4 cup packed brown sugar 1 tsp. Yellow Mustard
1 tsp. chili powder
Heat in a small saucepan to boil, stirring. Then remove from heat. Pour half on brisket. Save half for dipping when its all said and done.

Now for the cheesy potatoes.
Warning- if you are doing weight watchers or any other kind of weight reduction plan- you might want to not read this recipe. Have someone else make it for you and just eat it. In small portions that is. Or right after you get the kids down for nap. Or when you get up in the middle of the night. Or... well, you get the point. They are scrumdiddlyumptious!

10 potatoes Boiled and grated**** stay tuned for Shawn's Shortcut
2 tsp. salt Dashes of Pepper
1/2 onion, diced
8 oz. of shredded cheddar cheese
4 Cups (2 Tubs of Sour Cream)
1 stick of butter
(To save time- Shawn bought 2 refrigerated ready to cook hashbrown packs at winco @ $1.73 each to save time. Sara says they are not as good as when you boil and grate the potatoes yourself- but time is of the essence right??)
Empty hashbrown potatoes into mixing bowl, pour melted butter over them. Add salt and pepper and onion, mix with a strong wooden spoon. Fold in cheddar, then bathe the potatoes lovingly in the sour cream till you have the heavenly (yet almost sinfully delicious and highly coveted) dish prepared. Scoop into a 13x9 and top with more of the cheddar cheese, bake for 1 hour until golden brown.

Oh yes and find some kind of non-starchy vegetable to go with the brisket and potatoes. Like string beans, or salad. Its ok- the vegetables feelings won't be hurt. They always feel like wallflowers next to the brisket and cheesy potatoes. They know their place on the food chain.

So go forth. Make the meal of the century. He'll be glad (and in somewhat of a stupor afterwards) and you could probably ask for anything you want and get it. By the way- don't tell your husbands I told you to do this... K?


Stephanie Hosszu said...

I LOVE this recipe for potatoes!!! My mom makes it every year for Christmas (she uses the pre-done hashbrowns too). In fact it's such a hit at the family Christmas party, that this year, when she didn't make it (because we were told to bring appetizers only, and a casserole isn't really an appetizer) she had one of the relatives give her a hard time for not bringing it LOL!. Anyways, it's a great recipe and we love it... ooooh and you can add Keilbasa (sp?) to it for a main dish... YUM!

Also, we are on our way to Winco to buy food for the week and I am going to try out your brisket recipe! It looks GOOD!

Thanks for the tips!!!

jeniferlouise said...

sounds yummy. now you need to do that pesto past recipe I gave you and let me know how it turned out. (0: p.s. I want to see some pictures (0: heeee heeee

Stephanie Hosszu said...

Tried the brisket... SOOOO good!!! And btw, John kept saying funny little things the rest of the night like "wow, that was really good" and "hmmm, you did good tonight Steph"... LOL stuff like that!

Thank you for the recipe!!!