Shredded Beef with Horseradish Mashed Potatoes


I love going out to eat and trying new restaurants – and new types of food!

Especially with creating new recipes for this blog, trying new dishes inspires me to make new things and try out new techniques and flavors.

A few weekends ago my husband took me to Downtown Disney (one of our favorite spots!) to go to a restaurant called Raglan Road…

IMG_3612We have been to Raglan Road before back in October for our wedding, and my husbands birthday was on that weekend as well, so we got some of the family together and did a dinner there.

This place has everything going for it: live music, great atmosphere, Irish dancers, all kinds of beer choices from their own brews to the ever popular Guinness, and of course… their savory cuisine.

It can get pretty crazy (especially on the weekends) so I would suggest making a reservation… if you don’t just grab a cold beer at the outside bar and listen to some music; it’s well worth the wait!


If you haven’t been there, or to Downtown Disney for that matter, it’s amazing. If you plan on vacationing in Walt Disney World, take a day or an evening and look around Downtown Disney.

For one, it’s free to go; if you’re staying at one of the Disney Resorts you can take a shuttle there though there are free parking lots and garages around the property.


Downtown Disney is a great place to go with your family, friends, and husband/wife. There is something for everyone from margarita bars to the House of Blues, IMAX Theater, Art Shops, many restaurants and bars with live music going on everywhere.

When we were there for the wedding I had a salad (it was actually amazing!); we were getting married the next day so I had a dress to fit into, haha.

This time I had to try something else… I got this braised beef with horseradish mashed potatoes and oh man!!! …Were they good. The beef just completely fell apart it was so tender, and the horseradish mashed potatoes were so creamy and the flavor paired perfectly with the beef.


Hence the recipe… my dinner at Raglan was so good I thought to myself, “I wonder if I can lighten this recipe up a bit and still be absolutely delicious.”

Personally, I think I succeeded. This recipe turned out just great – so easy and so full of flavor your family will think you spent all day on it.


For the Beef: 

1-2 lb. top sirloin steak
1/2 cup reduced fat beef broth
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
1/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
1 tbsp. reduced sodium soy sauce
1/4 tsp. red pepper flake
3 garlic cloves, pressed

salt & pepper

For the Horseradish Mashed Potatoes:

2-3 medium Yukon gold potatoes (around 20 oz. in weight)
1 tbsp. unsalted butter
2 tbsp. fat free half & half
1 tbsp. horseradish mayo

salt & pepper


  1. To make the beef, whisk together beef broth, balsamic, brown sugar, soy, red pepper flake, garlic, salt and pepper.
  2. In a crockpot sprayed with cooking spray place meat in the bottom and pour liquid over the top.
  3. Cover, set to LOW and cook for 6-7 hours.
  4. When the meat is almost done you can start to make the potatoes. Peel the potatoes and cut into 1-inch cubes, place into a pot. Fill with water just until the potatoes are fully covered.
  5. Add salt to the water and turn heat to medium – high.
  6. Cover and boil for 15-20 minutes; when you pierce them with a knife the potato should just fall of. Drain.
  7. Pour potatoes into a large bowl and mash with potato masher, then stir in butter, half & half, horseradish mayo, and season with salt and pepper.
  8. When the meat is done it should shred easily. Place back into crockpot and toss in the sauce before serving.DSCN2411

Nutritional Information:

For the Beef:

Servings: 4 (makes 16 oz. cooked beef approx.)
Serving Size: 4 oz. cooked approx.

Calories: 303
Fat: 16 g
Carbohydrates: 15 g
Sodium: 253 mg (w/o added salt)
Sugar: 14 g
Protein: 23 g

For the Horseradish Mashed Potatoes:

Servings: 3

Calories: 181
Fat: 5 g
Carbohydrates: 31 g
Sodium: 48 mg (w/o added salt)
Sugar: 2 g
Protein: 4 g


EMILY NESS is a full-time food and lifestyle author who’s passionate about developing simple yet mouth-watering recipes that anyone can make. Since founding her website in 2013, she’s went on to share her passion for cooking healthy and tasty recipes with the thousands of people around the world.
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