Wednesday, January 13, 2010

what's for dinner?

If you know me at all, then you know I'm not so good at the cooking thing. I once mixed up salt and sugar in a dessert*. I just made this tonight for the first time and not to brag or anything, but it's amaze-balls (the hubs agrees). Bonus - it's a weight watchers meal (if you're into that kinda thing).  

Mexican Potatoe Casserole

2 baking potatoes washed and thinly sliced 
1 lb lean ground beef (or ground turkey, chicken, venison [I used venison]) 
1 packet taco seasoning 
2 green bell peppers chopped 
1 can diced tomatoes 
1 cup low fat shredded cheese  

Preheat oven to 350 and spray 13 x 9 pan with pam  

In large skillet cook peppers and meat till meat is brown - about 8 mins  

Add tomatoes and taco seasoning and mix  

Alternate layers of potatoes and meat mixture till full  

Cover with foil and bake for 40 mins  

Uncover, top with cheese, and bake for 10 more mins

*So here's the story on the mix up:
In 10th grade we had some project to do on a country where you make some sort of food native to that country. I don't remember the country but the dish I did was a lemon-tart-pie-ish type thing. I pulled the recipe off the internets and would you know it abbreviated salt and sugar the same way...s. I concluded that the 2 cups of s. had to be salt because salt would be what makes a tart, well tart, right? Ummm WRONG. Oopsie. Well mixing up said ingredients does not make a pie look any different and since it was a pie I couldn't do a pre-taste test. All my classmates let me know just how awful it really was though.

1 comment:

  1. Sounds amazing. Put a tater and tacos together and I'm hearting it.