Southwestern-Style Potato Bake
This Southwestern-Style Potato Bake is one of the tastiest dishes that you can make for dinner tonight! This recipe combines a delicious mix of flavors including ground beef, taco sauce and seasoning, hash brown potatoes and Cheddar cheese. This recipe is great because not only can you make it dinner as a hearty meal everyone will surely enjoy, you might also consider swapping out the beef for scrambled eggs, and turn this easy casserole into a delicious breakfast option. No matter the time of day, this dish is bound to put smiles on faces.
- 2 teaspoons olive oil (optional for browning beef, depending on beef fat content)
- 1 pound ground beef
- 1 package taco seasoning
- 1/2 onion, diced
- 1/2 red bell pepper, diced
- 1 cup taco sauce
- 2 (32-ounce) bag refrigerated hash brown potatoes
- 2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
- salt and pepper
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Heat a cast iron fry pan over medium-high heat. Add olive oil. Brown the beef, add in taco seasoning and mix well.
Add 1 cup of water to the pan. Bring to a boil and continue cooking until most of the water has cooked off. Add onions and peppers to the pan. Sautee until the veggies are soft.
Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
Mix in taco sauce and hash brown potatoes. Stir to combine well.
Top with the cheese and then transfer the pan to the oven. Bake until the potatoes are cooked through and the cheese is melted, bubbly and lightly golden brown. (about 20-25 minutes)
Remove from the oven and allow to cool for 5 minutes before serving.
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