Mama Perk’s {melt in your mouth} Drip Beef


This is the most delicious, moist, tasty beef I have ever made. It is so simple to make and could easily be done in the crock pot.  I got the inspiration from my girl Katie over at The Perks and I put a little twist, just cause I never leave anything alone!


chuck roast (mine was 2.5lbs)

3 T butter

2 T olive oil

1/2 packet ranch dressing

1T Good Seasons Italian dressing powder

2 large onions, sliced

1 can beef broth

1 cup water

1 T soy sauce

8 oz jar peperoncini with juice


Place butter & oil in large Dutch oven, stir in dressing powder and sear beef apx 5-7 mins on each side. Get a nice brown caramelized sear.


Remove meat, set aside to rest, add onions and soften.


Add beef back to pot and add broth, water and peperoncini to pot. Set on low and cook ALL day. I cooked mine on super low for 6 hrs.


I did my meat the day before we wanted to eat it, I would advise you to do the same. If you will allow meat to sit overnight in the fridge all the fat (there’s a TON of it) will rise to the top, solidify and you can scrap it all off. Reheat and shred with 2 forks. 


I served mine with toasted onion rolls, topped with Swiss cheese and the peperoncini.

No joke this was DELISH!!!!!!

I will be making this again.

Ta-Ta for now- Mama Bird

Perfect Meatloaf


Perfect Meatloaf, ahh it is one of those things that people either  love or hate. I for one enjoy  meatloaf, but I don’t ever order it and would be heststant to eat it at someone’s home. I mean who the heck knows what “they” put in their meatloaf? Here is my super yummy, family friendly, kids and Hubs approved



Mama’s Meatloaf

1 lb meatloaf mix*

1 piece of bread, crust removed

1/4 to 1/2 cup chili sauce

1 egg

3 dashes of Worcestershire sauce

1/4 cup parmesan cheese

1/2 t garlic, salt & pepper

1 T fresh chopped parsley

meatloaf mi

Mix everything together and allow to sit in fridge for a few hours, or overnight, or just while the oven preheats!  Dump onto a broiler pan, this allows all the grease to drain and I am convienced that this is one of the keys to a perfect meatloaf!! No one wants greasy meat! Top with sweet and sour catsup (recipe below) Bake at 350 for 1 1/4 hour or until center is cooked through.



*Meatloaf Mix  is great and REALLY adds to the flavor, there ore no seasonings just a combo or ground meat, you can always use ground turkey or beef

Sweet& Sour Catsup:

3 T catsup

2 T brown sugar

1 1/2 T mustard

1 T apple cider vinegar

Mix everything together and drizzle over top.


xoxo, Mama Bird