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Ground Beef with Potatoes

Ground Beef with Potatoes: A Hearty and Flavorful Recipe

Ground beef is a versatile ingredient that can be used in various delicious recipes. One such recipe is the classic Ground Beef with Potatoes. This dish combines the rich flavors of ground beef with the comforting texture of potatoes, resulting in a satisfying and wholesome meal. In this article, we will walk you through the step-by-step process of preparing this flavorful recipe, share some handy tips from Becky, provide nutrition information, and conclude with why this dish is a must-try for any beef lover.

Ingredients

1 medium Russet potato or 2 white potatoes peeled and diced

1 pound ground chuck

1 teaspoon salt more to taste

1 teaspoon garlic powder

1 teaspoon cumin

1/2 teaspoon pepper

1 clove garlic minced

1 small white onion diced

2 large Roma tomatoes roughly chopped

1 to 2 serrano chiles roughly chopped

1/4 cup water pinch of salt and Mexican oregano

How To Make Ground Beef with Potatoes

Preheat 1/8 to 1/4 cup of olive oil in a nonstick pan to medium heat for a few minutes. Add the diced potatoes and cook until browned and crispy in most spots.

I like to cover my potatoes while they cook. The steam created helps them cook a little faster from the inside. Transfer potatoes to a plate lined with paper towels to drain, set aside.

Add the ground beef to that same skillet and heat to medium/high. Season beef with 1 teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon garlic powder, 1 teaspoon cumin and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Cook for 8 to 10 minutes until nicely browned.

Add the ground beef to that same skillet and heat to medium/high. Season beef with 1 teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon garlic powder, 1 teaspoon cumin and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Cook for 8 to 10 minutes until nicely browned.

Add the garlic and onion, continue cooking for 2 to 3 minutes. Add tomatoes, serranos, 1/4 cup water, salt and oregano to the blender and blend until smooth.

Pour tomato mixture into picadillo. Let it come to a boil and taste for salt. Fold in the potatoes and stir until well combined.

Taste for seasonings and continue cooking at a low simmer until sauce thickens and reduces, 7-10 minutes

Becky’s Tips:

If you prefer a spicier kick, you can add a dash of chili powder or crushed red pepper flakes to the ground beef mixture.

For a twist of flavor, consider adding a tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce or soy sauce while sautéing the onions and garlic.

Feel free to experiment with different vegetables according to your taste. Carrots, corn, or green beans can be great additions to this recipe.

Nutrition Information:

Serving Size: 1 cup (approx. 240g)

Calories: 305kcal

Total Fat: 12.8g

Saturated Fat: 4.2g

Trans Fat: 0.6g

Cholesterol: 56mg

Sodium: 388mg

Total Carbohydrates: 27.4g

Dietary Fiber: 4.3g

Sugars: 3.2g

Protein: 21.2g

Conclusion:

Ground Beef with Potatoes is a comforting and satisfying meal that combines the flavors of ground beef, potatoes, and vegetables into one delicious dish. It is a versatile recipe that can be customized to suit individual preferences. The rich aroma of sautéed onions, garlic, and spices adds depth to the flavor profile. The combination of protein from ground beef and the nutrients from potatoes and vegetables makes it a balanced and nourishing choice. With its simplicity and heartiness, this recipe is perfect for a cozy family dinner or a comforting weeknight meal. Give it a try, and enjoy the flavorsome blend of textures and tastes that this recipe has to offer.