Best and easiest pot luck recipe???

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This is for a college student.  He CAN cook, but it's not his favorite thing.   I have a few suggestions - baked ziti, potato salad, mac and cheese - but I don't know a group who knows their way around a kitchen as well you y'all. 

Suggestions?

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I took it that this was for a party or pot luck dinner. If it just for feeding themselves, get the college student a crock pot. I taught this to my son and he used it for years.

Purchase the biggest, cheapest cut of beef roast he can afford, put it into the crock pot with onions, carrots, potatoes, mushrooms, whatever, pour a little red wine over it (or water), plug it in (forgot to do that this week) and turn on low. Start in morning and it will be ready for supper. This is Sunday supper. THEN add more veggies - beans, corn, peas, more carrots, and more potatoes make a gravy to make stew for Monday supper. THEN add more veggies and water  to make veggie beef soup for Tuesday & Wednesday supper. A week of meals from one roast that cooked very tender for Sunday.

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I love great uses for leftovers.   And I love pot roast.   Nice.

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        Pot Roast for Pot Luck

5 or 6 pound pot roast

1 pkg. onion soup mix

Sprinkle roast with flour. Braise roast on all sides in pot with a bit of oil. Sprinkle soup  mix on top. Add water and/or beef broth to just cover.  Cover and simmer for 2 and 1/2 hours. Turn up heat and add carrots, potatoes, celery, etc. for 30 minutes until done.

 

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Tortillas and assorted toppings.

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I do a scalloped corn that is ultra easy to mix up and bakes in about an hour. Let me know if you want the recipe. It is my go-to when I have to do a covered dish. Uses 3 cans of creamed corn and takes maybe 10 minutes to mix up while the oven heats.

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That sounds good and something college students would LOVE!!    I'd love to have the recipe.

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I just added it to the recipe section

 

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I also added 5 layer Mexican dip.  And spinach dip in a bread bowl.    Pot lucks are fun.  Anyone hungry?

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Baked ziti - pasta, sauce, cheese. College food.

Well, duh, I should have read what you wrote!

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