Monday, October 20, 2008

Mexican Potato Casserole!

OH MY WORD is all I have to say. I just had two big helpings, I'm full, more like about to burst actually but it was worth every bite.

This recipe got rave reviews from the family, even the kids had two helpings and that is saying a LOT because usually we have days that we can't even get them to eat a bite of their dinner.

I got this recipe from Mennonite Girls Can Cook. You should go by there and take a look at the amazing food they have.

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Mexican Potato Casserole

4 medium potatoes, with peel
4 Tablespoons butter
1 envelope taco seasoning
1 pound lean ground beef
1/2 cup chopped onion
2 cups salsa
1 cup chopped peppers (red, green or yellow) *I omitted the peppers since my kids don't like them*
1 cup grated Monterey Jack cheese


Cut potatoes into bite-size pieces and place in greased casserole dish.
Melt butter...stir in taco seasoning.

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Pour over the potatoes and stir to coat well.

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Bake uncovered at 425 degrees Fahrenheit for 40 minutes.
Stir...bake 10 minutes longer.

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Brown and crumble beef; add onion and cook until soft...then drain.

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Stir in salsa and chopped peppers.

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Pour over potatoes.

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Top with grated cheese.

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Bake uncovered for 10 minutes.

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17 comments:

  1. That looks very yummy! I love things like this...mmmmmmm!
    -Sandy toes

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  2. I saw this and thought about trying it. I'm so glad you did!

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  3. I'm heading over to the MGCC site now to check it out ... and I'm putting this on my menu next week !! Looks fantastic !!

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  4. This sounds and looks so tasty! I can't wait to try it.

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  5. This looks so good! I'm definitely going to try this one. I can't wait to take part in your Slow Cooking Thursdays!

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  6. I love that blog, too. =)

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  7. Oh YUM, YUM, YUM! Will have to definitely try this one being the potato lover that I am! Thank you!

    Michelle

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  8. Hi Sandra,

    My name is Karyn and I am the co-founder of the site, The Lil' Peanut Patch (www.thelilpeanutpatch.com). I was interested in having you be a guest on our site. I tried to find an email address but didn't see one on your site. If you are interested email me at: karyn@thelilpeanutpatch.com

    I look forward to hearing from you!

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  9. Okay, I saw this on your site this morning and I went right out and got the ingredients I didn't have and made it (quadrupled) for 25 people tonight. IT WAS A HIT WITH EVERYONE! Even the people (it's all my kids and grandkids and sons-in-law)who weren't so sure about the idea of mexican and potato in the same dish, loved it!!

    I miscalculated and only put half the salsa...meaning I used 4 cups for a quadruple recipe...and I think we like it better that way. Any more and it would have been too soupy for us. Also, because of the fairly large amount of butter in the potatoes, be sure to THOROUGHLY drain the ground beef or it will kind of swim in the combination of fats. I hadn't used really lean ground beef and next time I will.

    Sandra, THANK YOU!

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  10. I made this last week and we loved it! My DH took the leftovers to work and now I somehow have to make a whole pan of it for him to take to work on Thursday.

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  11. Thank you for posting this. I didn't know what to make for dinner tonight and decided to try it. It was DELICIOUS!

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  12. Oh my! This looks fabulous! It's going on the menu for next week! Thanks!

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  14. Wow, that looks good. I need to stop browsing food blogs just before lunch!
    ~Bob
    http://blog.smallkitchencooking.com

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  15. Ok I'm JUST NOW getting around to printing this out. Definitely going to try it-looks heavenly!

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  16. Made this today & it was SO good! Blogged about it!

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  17. This was so good. I am pregnant and I had three plates. Thank you!

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