Pork Roast and Mashed Red Potatoes

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on January 27, 2009

1 2.5 lb pork roast ($4.05) I used half or less than half for tonight’s meal, so we’ll call it $2 for this meal! I’ll show you later in the week what I do with the other half!!!
Salt, pepper and garlic powder ($.05)
6 red potatoes ($.79)
1/4 cup low fat sour cream ($.10) Recently on sale matched with Cellfire.com coupon
1/4-1/2 cup fat free milk ($.10)
1-2 cloves fresh garlic, crushed ($.20)
Salt and pepper to taste
2 cups organic frozen peas ($1)

**Check here for the GFCFSF version of mashed red potatoes.

1. Place pork roast in crockpot with 1/2 cup of water (or you can spray crockpot with cooking spray). Season with salt, cracked pepper and garlic powder. Cook on low for 8-10 hours.
2. Scrub and cut red potatoes into quarters. Boil for about 10 minutes, until soft and “mashable.” Drain water and place in bowl to mash.
3. Mash cooked red potatoes with potato masher. Add sour cream and milk (I’m all out of butter, but 2-3 Tbsp butter would be good too!). Add more milk for creamier potatoes or less milk for chunkier potatoes. Add crushed garlic. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
4. Cook frozen green beans according to package instructions.
5. Remove pork from crockpot when it’s finished. Slice into 1/3-1/2 inch slices.
6. Serve sliced pork roast with gravy and a side of mashed red potatoes and green beans.

Cost $4.24

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Jessica @ Pudget: Losing Weight On A Budget January 27, 2009 at 6:06 pm

This is a great idea for an inexpensive low fat meal. Thanks for posting!


Back2TheBible January 27, 2009 at 6:55 pm

Steve told me about your website. Great ideas! Passed your website on to some friends of mine.


Mrs. Paradis January 28, 2009 at 8:40 pm

That dinner looked so good I decided on Pork steak(since no roast),Mashed potatoes and peas for our dinner tomorrow night.Thanks for all the great things you post on your site.


Nancy November 15, 2010 at 12:20 pm

I was wondering how i could make this recipe if i don’t have a crock pot? would just a baking pan (kind you bake turkey in) cover with aluminum on it?


Candice November 18, 2010 at 3:40 pm

Can you substitute yogurt for the sour cream?


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