Meat and Potatoes

The other night I made a delicious dinner.  A London Broil steak (in the crock pot!) with loaded mashed potatoes.  It was delicious! I miss steak.  The steak in Germany is few and far between and not usually as good as American steak.  My dad used to make London Broil on the grill and I loved it.  It was one of my favorite meals and usually what I would ask  for my birthday dinners.  Since we don’t have grill at this house I decided to try it in the crock pot and the result was great! My husband loves mashed potatoes and I added just about everything we had in the fridge to make them “loaded”.

First, let’s talk about the steak.


London Broil:

I made a 2.5 lb London Broil, but you can use any size you desire.

The directions are very simple.  Depending on the size of you steak, buy the proper amount of McCormick Grill Mates Montreal Steak Marinade (obtain ingredients for directions on the back of the packet).

grill mates montreal steak marinade

Place meat in crock pot and follow the directions on the back.  I added an extra cup of water so the liquid covered the whole steak.  Lastly, turn on the crock pot to high.  The steak will be thoroughly cooked in about 5 hours (time will vary depending on size of steak).  If you like your steak a little more rare, decrease the time accordingly.

The steak was delicious and tender.  I served it with A1 sauce for dipping.

Now, the Loaded Mashed Potatoes!



  • 3lbs Red Potatoes
  • 8oz Sour Cream
  • 1/2-1 1/2 cups of milk
  • 1-2 cups Shredded Cheese (I’ve used mexican blend and cheddar)
  • 1 Packet of Bacon Bits
  • 1/2 Onion
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 stick of butter


  1. Cube Potatoes and place in cold water on high heat.  Let boil for approximately 20 minutes or until you can poke a cube with a fork and it easily breaks apart.
  2. While the potatoes boil, chop onion and mince garlic.  Place into small pan on high heat.  Once they start to brown, add the butter.  Let it simmer for a few minutes, lightly stirring, set aside.
  3. When Potatoes are done, drain them. Return to pan and start mashing. Add warm butter mixture.  Add 1/2 cup of milk and 8oz of sour cream and mash together.  Start adding all other ingredients only adding milk as necessary for desired texture.
  4. Take a taste test. You can add more cheese, milk, butter or sour cream to make the potatoes exactly the way you want them.

This meal is best served with a small side salad or a steamed veggie. Enjoy! I can’t wait to make this again!


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