Lump on a Clump

Colleen Sowa



We sometimes cook without the kids help, & when we do they are constantly nagging, "When are we eating, what are we eating?"

So I make things up & say, "Soap on a Rope", "Lump on a Clump".

When we made this particular dinner, I told them Lump on a Clump. They loved it, & ask for it just like that every once in a while.

The CLUMP is mashed potatoes, the LUMP is steak, it is surrounded by whole kernel corn.

Have fun cooking (with or without the kids), but find a fun way to include them in the way you talk about the meal or how you serve it.

Play With Your Food ! XO



★★★★★ 1 vote

4 Hr 20 Min
40 Min
Stove Top



  • 2 tsp
    beef base
  • 1 c
    burgundy wine
  • 1/3 tsp
    mustard seed
  • 2 tsp
    garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp
    ground cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp
    ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp
    sea salt
  • 1 tsp
    ground cardamom
  • 1 tsp
    poultry seasoning
  • MEAT

  • 3 lb
    thin cut round steak or chuck steak

  • 5 lb
    russet potatoes or red potatoes (peeled)
  • 1 stick
    butter or margarine
  • 1 c
    sour cream
  • 0 - 1 c
    milk (if needed) add slowly for desired consistancy
  • 1 tsp
    sea salt

  • 2 can(s)
    whole kernel, peas, mixed vegetables, carrots or green beans

How to Make Lump on a Clump


  1. Mix Burgundy Marinade ingredients in bowl.
  2. Put meat into marinade. Refrigerate 3-8 hours in zipper bag or covered bowl.

    Cut up meat into desired size pieces.

    Refrigerate marinade until needed.
  3. Wash, peel and cut up potatoes.

    Put in large kettle and cover with water.

    Boil until tender.
  4. Brown meat well.
  5. Add marinade to pan at this time and simmer until marinade is thickened and meat is tender.
  6. Drain boiled potatoes.
    Add potato ingredients.
    Mash potatoes or beat slowly with electric mixer.
  7. Heat whole kernel corn in it's liquid in a small sauce pan.

    OR.... drain corn, heat in skillet with 1 TBS. butter or margarine. This gives a richer flavor.

    *** You can do this with what ever vegetable you choose.
  8. Put a scoop of mashed potatoes into center of a bowl.

    Surround the potatoes with the corn.
  9. Add desired amount of steak on top of the potatoes.
  10. Serve nice and hot! ox

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About Lump on a Clump

Course/Dish: Steaks and Chops
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: American

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