Roast Beef with Smashed Red Potatoes and Miso Gravy

I won’t be posting the recipe for this unless requested, because it was definitely more work for one meal than I would like, but it was definitely worth it. Well, that might depend on who you ask.

This is a clean meal of roast beef, smashed red-skinned potatoes, peas, and a miso gravy.

The roast beef was good, although the rest of the family thought it was far too “alive” for their palate. The smashed potatoes were quite enjoyable, which was a little surprising. Instead of using milk and butter, I added non-fat plain Greek yogurt and some freshly squeezed lemon juice, which presented a pleasing yet different taste experience. I liked the potatoes. Mr. Potato Head Sam would not even deign to taste them, because the skin was left on the potatoes. The miso gravy was definitely different. My gravy-loving Casey did not like it. I don’t think gravy-obsessed Abby enjoyed it either. My opinion was that it was different. Not bad, just different. I could make it again, but maybe I would use a bit less miso.

Fussy kids aside, it was an enjoyable, tasty meal. Best of all, it was clean! Very little fat. No white flour. Very little sugars, and mostly natural. Portion sizes were satisfying. In fact, I used half the portion size of gravy, and I still had more than enough on my plate.