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Recipe Collection: Taco Potatoes

admin October 3, 2013

When I was on the trip with the wonderful people over at Redmond Clay/Real Salt, they had some seriously delicious food.  A couple of the dishes involved layering potatoes with meat, veggies, cheese, and spices and these were especially yummy.  I used these ideas as a jumping off point to create my own meat-and-potatoes layered dish, and it became taco potatoes.

It’s simple to put together, it can be baked quickly or slowly, and great for a party.  I would normally layer cheese in it too, but we had friends over who are dairy-free, so I skipped that and put a little on at serving for those of us who could eat it.  It’s yummy regardless.

Taco Potatoes

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 2 bell peppers, chopped
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 tbsp. taco seasoning
  • 2 – 3 lbs. of potatoes, sliced
  • 4 oz. pepper jack cheese (or cheddar)

Directions:

Brown the ground beef.

cooking ground beef

When it’s done, add the peppers and onions.  I used a mix of red and green ones.

cooking vegetables

While this is cooking (stir and let it soften), layer the potatoes in a 9×13 pan.  Start by covering the bottom.

sliced potatoes in pan

When the mixture is cooked and veggies are somewhat soft (they’ll finish cooking in the oven), add the taco seasoning.

add taco seasoning

Pour about 1/3 of the meat over the potatoes and spread it out.  If you’re using cheese, add a bit on top.

taco potatoes in pan

Layer more potatoes, more meat, more cheese.  You will do about 3 layers.  Then, cover the dish with foil and baked at 350 for 30 minutes.  (You can also bake at 300 for an hour if you want it to “wait” for you.)

Remove from the oven, remove the foil, and it’s done!  Super easy.

What’s your favorite Mexican dish…or casserole?

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9 Comments

  1. Mine’s in the oven right now!! But I added tomatoes . . . We’ll see how it turns out!

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  2. This looks so yummy! I want to let you know I would love to see you do a simple blog post on cooking with grassfed beef in skillet vs normal ground beef from store. I have been researching to see if you need to add some fat to it to cook it in skillet. I have not found any articles online that relate to this. We currently to do use grassfed beef yet. We are planning to make the switch soon. I feel others might could use the help learning the difference of cooking with grassfed beef. This is just a suggestion! I love your blog and I learn so much from it. I appreciate all the wealth of information you share!

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  3. Mexican Cornbread Casserole for sure! http://newleafwellness.biz/2013/04/04/mexican-chili-cornbread-casserole-recipe/ These Taco Potatoes looks great though. Can’t wait to make them.

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  5. I seriously love this site. This is exactly the kind of recipe I needed for tonight with the ingredients I have on hand!! Minus the bell peppers but maybe I’ll improvise with some spinach I have 🙂

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