Roast and Garlic Smashed Tatters

I was introduced to this recipe for Roast about 7 years ago. I thought to myself “Coke in a Roast Beef Recipe? You have to be kidding me!” So I figured I would try it out. I have to say, this roast recipe is so easy and it will not disappoint. I also made some yummy, creamy roasted garlic smashed tatters to go with our dinner tonight.The smashed tatters are pretty easy to make ahead¬† of time or to just throw together right before dinner.

I have a large crock pot so I double the recipe to accommodate for the size. First you take 2 packets of onion soup mix (or use my recipe for Onion Soup Mix) and 2 cans of cream of celery soup. You could use cream of mushroom soup but I am not a fan of fungi.

Mix them up and get those ingredients really incorporated.

The next step is to take your beef roast and place it in the crock pot. Then take your soup mixture and smother the soup on the roast. There is no exact science to this, just dump it on there.

Now you take 3 cans of cola and pour it over the top of the roast. Put the lid on the crock pot and turn it on High for 8 hours.

Roasting garlic is not difficult at all. This process sweetens the garlic and also adds a nice nutty flavor. Cut the top of the head of garlic off and drizzle it with a little olive oil. Wrap the head in foil and place in an oven at 400 degrees for 30-35 minutes.

The cloves will come out tender and golden. The smell is absolutely divine! Let the garlic cool a bit before you remove the cloves from their paper.

Take about 5-6 potatoes and peal and chunk them. Place them in salt water and boil until for tender.

Drain your potatoes and add 6 tablespoons of butter and about 3 tablespoons of milk. Mash the potatoes up and then add the roasted garlic. Blend the roasted garlic into the potatoes.

When the roast is finished it will fall apart in the crock pot. Removing the is kind of like beef fishing. It falls apart so nicely.  It is so tender and goes well with the mashed potatoes. The juices that the roast was cooked in becomes this amazing gravy for your tatters. Nothing says home like a big sloppy plate of roast and smashed tatters with gravy.

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