Total Time
1hr 25mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr 10 mins

This makes a very nice, lower in fat, side dish (it has no cheese). It is baked and makes it's own spicy thick gravy. It is great served with any kind of meat, especially grilled. NOTE: If you use chili powder (like McCormick's), please omit the cumin and oregano.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 lb potato, halved lengthwise and cut into 1/4 inch slices (about 2)
  • 1 onion, quartered and cut into 1/4 inch thick slices
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 2 tablespoons chile powder (preferably New Mexican, not chili powder)
  • 1 teaspoon cumin, ground
  • 1 teaspoon oregano, dried (preferably Mexican)
  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed
  • salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Butter a deep 1 1/2 quart baking dish.
  2. Layer the potatoes and onions in dish.
  3. Blend remaining ingredients and pour over potatoes and onions.
  4. Cover, and bake at 400ºF.
  5. for 45 minutes.
  6. Remove cover, toss potatoes and onions, and liquid and bake an additional 25 minutes or until potatoes are tender and liquid has reduced to a thick gravy.
Most Helpful

All of us do have different tastes, don't we? We think this is soooo good and will certainly fix it again and again! There is a difference in chile powder and chili powder. I go directly to the Mexican food section of my supermarket for chile powder and the Mexican does make a difference! Thanks for a good one, Miss Annie!

NoSpringChicken April 15, 2004

As much as we like spicy foods, this seemed a little off and we couldn't place it. I would like to try maybe a cajun seasoning next time compared to chili to soften the overpowering effect of the combo of spices. My DH offered a suggestion of maybe a little tomato. It is a workable dish, I think it just needs a slight adjustment. Thank you.

glitter February 18, 2004

What I was expecting was a complex flavored side dish. I got a mushy mess. This was not bad tasting, but I don't think I would make it again. The flavors did not seem to "pop" like I was expecting. The leftovers will get smooshed into pancakes. and fried up.

Amber of AZ April 24, 2006