This is a very tasty comfort food, that takes very little time. You can control the heat if the jalapenos are an issue, or maybe too spicy for the little ones.
- olive oil flavored cooking spray, for pans
- 1 small russet potato (about 4 oz.)
- 1 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded (low-fat, or regular)
- 1 lb ground sirloin
- 1 medium yellow onion, chopped
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 (14 1/2 ounce) can whole tomatoes, chopped up (I use my hands and squeeze them)
- 1 tablespoon chili powder (to taste)
- 2 cups green cabbage, shredded
- salt & freshly ground black pepper, to taste
- 1 -3 tablespoon your favorite taco sauce
- 6 slices pickled jalapeno chile (optional)
- Preheat oven to 375°F (C.190°).
- Lightly coat a 2-qt. casserole with cooking spray.
- Peel and grate the potato into a bowl.
- Stir in 1/4 cup of the cheese.
- Spread evenly over the bottom of the prepared casserole. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, until the potato is browned and crispy.
- Meanwhile, brown the ground sirloin, onion, and garlic in a large non-stick skillet, breaking up the beef with a wooden spoon as it browns. Discard any excess fat.
- Stir in tomatoes with their juice, chili powder, and the cabbage. Season with pepper to taste.
- Saute, stirring, for a minute or two. If mixture seems too dry, add a tablespoon of the bottled taco sauce, adding up to 2 tablespoons more.
- When potatoes are done, spoon beef mixture on top of potatos. Top with remaining cheese and jalapeno slices(if using).
- Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, until cssserole is hot and bubbly. Serve at once.
This neede more seasoning and I added cumin and garlic salt. No jalapenos! My family didn't like it and ordered pizza. Hate to waste all those ingredients ?
Oh wow! The best thing I have eaten this year so far. I absolutely loved the addition of cabbage. What an unassuming recipe, but it just blew our mind. Thank you very much.
This was very easy and tasted WONDERFUL ~ loved the mix of flavors. I used Ro*tel tomatoes with green chilis, and a mix of colby jack and mozzarella cheeses. Personally, I would add more potatoes next time, even though it was delicious as written. Great weeknight dinner when time is short and you want something savory. Thanks for posting. Made for MAY FARM COOKING PHOTO TAG.