Thursday, May 8, 2008

Meat and Potatoes Man

My hubby is definitely a meat and potatoes man. So when I found this recipe online, I knew he'd love it...and love it he did! It's a very simple recipe and super easy to make and it's quite tasty. Give it a try for your next game night. =)

Nacho Spuds


2 large baking potatoes (1.5 pounds total), sliced into 1/2-inch thick rounds
1/2 lb. lean ground beef sirloin
2 1/2 tbsp. E.V.O.O.
1 - 15 oz. can black beans, rinsed
2 tbsp. taco seasoning
1 - 8 oz. package shredded sharp cheddar cheese (2 cups)
1 cup grape tomatoes, quartered lengthwise
Salt & Pepper
Sour cream and shredded lettuce, for serving


1. Position a rack in the upper third of the oven and preheat to 450 degrees.

2. On a rimmed baking sheet, toss the potatoes with 2 tbsp. olive oil; season with salt and pepper. Arrange in a single layer and bake until golden, about 20 minutes.

3. Meanwhile, heat a heavy skillet over medium-high heat. Add the remaining 1/2 tbsp. olive oil and the ground beef and cook, breaking up the meat with a wooden spoon, until browned, 2 to 3 minutes.

4. Mix in the beans, taco seasoning, and 2 tbsp. water. Lower the heat and simmer, stirring, until heated through, about 10 minutes.

5. Transfer the potatoes to an ovenproof platter. Sprinkle half of the cheddar on top, spoon on the meat mixture, then top with the tomatoes and remaining cheddar.

6. Place in the oven and turn off the heat. Let stand until the cheese is melted, 2 to 3 minutes.

7. Serve with the sour cream and lettuce.

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