Corned Beef {crockpot}


Another first as far as food goes,  I made Corned Beef (definitely not my favorite thing, thou I do love a good Reuben!) But, again I am trying dishes that Hubs  adores. SO here is a super simple recipe that I personally think can never cook long enough, I cooked it forever!  It’s up to you; I wanted it to fall apart. It turned out really well and will definitely cook it in March for St. Patty’s Day!! SO, here is what you need to do! Place the

Corned Beef, straight from the packet with seasoning & the fat side UP!

1 beer or more  ( I used a New Castle) you want to just cover the meat in liquid ( you can use water to make up the difference)

1/4 cup brown sugar

2 T whole grain mustard

4 sprigs fresh thyme

2 stalks celery, cut in chunks

3 carrots, cut in large chunks

1 onion, quartered

4-6 small red potatoes

I placed the meat on the bottom, added beer, spices, mustard then veggies. Cooked on low forever! Like 12 hours.


Mama Bird

New Castle Shepherd’s Pie


One of my favorite clients shared a yummy recipe for Shepherd’s Pie. It was so EASY and fits perfectly with the IRISH theme of the weekend for St. Patrick’s Day. This isn’t the most traditional pie, as I lightened the dish up with ground turkey.


New Castle Shepherd’s Pie

1 lb ground turkey

1 onion, chopped

1 lb bag frozen mixed vegetables

1 pkt of mushroom gravy

1 pkt of brown gravy

2 T tomato paste

1 bottle of New Castle

2 cups sharp cheddar cheese, shredded

mashed potatoes

Brown ground turkey and onions, mix gravy mix according to package directions, set aside, add tomato paste and beer to meat and onion mixture. Allow to cook down for apx 15 mins, add gravy mix and veggies and mix well. Pour into a greased casserole dish. Top with your favorite mashed potatoes(I cheated and bought potatoes from the deli in the grocery store you could also go to Bojangles)  and cheese. Bake at 375 for 20 mins.

xoxo, Mama Bird