Mashed Rutabagas

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Servings: 4 servings
Cook Time: 1 hour
Difficulty: Easy

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About 1/2 pound streak-o’-lean, cut into chunks
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 rutabaga
Pinch sugar
2 tablespoons butter




Wash and cut streak-o’-lean to your liking.

*Cook’s Note: You can use ham hocks, smoked wings or even cut up bacon.

Place in a pot with enough water to cook the meat; add pinch of salt to water. Allow to come to a boil, about 15 minutes.

*Cook’s Note: the water will cook out, so it might be necessary to add more during cooking.

Peel rutabagas and cut into 1/2-inch slices, then cut into cubes. Add rutabaga to the meat. Add sugar, salt and pepper. Cover pot and cook until tender, about 45 minutes. When done remove some water from the pot. Mash, add butter and season, to taste.

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I tried this recipe and LOVED it. Paula, you have done it AGAIN!!!!

By Missy on August 07, 2012


Im making this recipe today, and i pray it comes out like yours Puala; Love your show and the way you cook and decorate....God Bless you more and more than already

By Tawana L. Alexander on March 16, 2011


By Anonymous on February 26, 2011


I just love watching you cook are so funny and you make me snile....God Bless You and Best Dishes Love!

By Jane Works on February 26, 2011

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