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


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


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

Cut up meat into desired size pieces.

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

Put in large kettle and cover with water.

Boil until tender.
4Brown meat well.
5Add marinade to pan at this time and simmer until marinade is thickened and meat is tender.
6Drain boiled potatoes.
Add potato ingredients.
Mash potatoes or beat slowly with electric mixer.
7Heat 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.
8Put a scoop of mashed potatoes into center of a bowl.

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

About this Recipe

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