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Recipes: Meat and Potatoes – Gluten-Free Style!

Last Friday night, I had my sister and her fiance over for dinner.  Since my sister’s fiance is a big meat-eater and not so much a veggie-lover, I went with a hearty dinner that included a pot roast with caramelized onions, home made mashed potatoes, gluten-free sugar scones and plenty of ice cream.  Recipes are below:

Caramelized Onion Pot Roast


  • 2 tbsp cider vinegar
  • 6 medium onions, chopped
  • 4 lb. beef boneless chuck roast
  • 1 1/2 cups low sodium beef broth
  • 3/4 cup beer (I used dark beer)
  • 2 tbsps packed brown sugar
  • 3 tbsps dijon mustard


  1. Trim excess fat from beef
  2. Heat oil in a 10-inch skillet over med-high heat
  3. Cook beef in oil about 10 minutes, turning occasionally, until brown on all sides
  4. Place onion in slow cooker.  Place beef on onions.
  5. Mix remaining ingredients, pour over beef and onions.  Cover and cook on low heat setting for 8.5 – 9 hours or until beef is tender (I think 8.5 is plenty)
  6. Remove beef and onions from cooker, using slotted spoon.  Cut beef into slices.  Reserve juice
  7. For gluten-free gravy: Stir in some xantham gum or tapicoa flour to thicken sauce.  Add a small amount of beef broth, if necessary

Homemade Mashed Potatoes


  • 3 large russet potatoes, peeled
  • 1 stick butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 tbsps cilantro
  • 1 tbsp sugar


  1. In a large pot, boil the potatoes until soft
  2. In a large bowl, mash the potatoes with a potato masher – add in 1/4 of the cup of milk to help smooth (small lumps ok)
  3. Add in softened stick of butter and the rest of the milk – whip until smooth
  4. Mix in sugar and cilantro

Sugar Scones


  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups Bisquick Gluten-Free Baking Flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 3 tbsp milk


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees
  2. Cream together shortening and sugar until fluffy
  3. Add the egg and vanilla and beat together well for 2-3 minutes
  4. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, salt and baking powder.  Add to creamed ingredients and mix until well incorporated
  5. Add 2-3 tbsp milk until perfect, non-sticky dough appears
  6. Form 1″ balls and place on greased pan
  7. Bake 9 minutes or until the edges are brown and the dough is no longer wet.

Variations: Try adding mini chocolate chips, blueberries, cranberries or cinnamon to the mixture.

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