Thursday, June 27, 2013

Taco Tatos

I realized that I don't have too many side dishes posted ..... what is up with that?! I guess I need to start sharing some of those with y'all as well! :)

Yesterday, I shared my recipe for Spicy Southwest Meatloaf and I told y'all I would be sharing these awesome Taco Tatos with you today! In my humble opinion, these are the perfect side dish with that meatloaf! I think they would be equally great with some sort of Southwest seasoned grilled meat as well. Although I have never tried it yet, I would be tempted to cook the potatoes in foil right along with the meat and save myself some clean-up! 

This is one of those side dishes that there is never any leftovers .... my kiddos gobble this stuff up like it's their last meal! I hope you'll give it a try - and if anyone tries cooking them in foil on the grill, I'd love to hear back as to how they turned out .... and if I make them that way, I'll be sure to update this post! :)

Taco Tatos

Taco Tatos
Printable recipe
Yield: 6-8 servings

6 large russet potatoes, scrubbed and cut into 1-in. cubes
½ cup butter, melted or ¼-½ cup olive oil
2 tbsp. taco seasoning
1 cup (4 oz.) Cheddar cheese, shredded
1 lb. bacon, cooked and crumbled
3-4 green onions, chopped
Salsa and Sour Cream, optional

Preheat oven to 400°F. Spray a large baking sheet with cooking spray and set aside. In a large ziplock bag, combine the potatoes, butter and taco seasoning. Seal the bag. Shake and squeeze to make sure the potatoes are evenly coated. Spread into the prepared pan in a single layer. Bake for 45-55 minutes or until the potatoes are tender - flip twice with a spatula during cooking to ensure even browning. Remove from the oven and the sprinkle cheese over the top. Return to the oven for another 3-5 minutes or until the cheese is melted. Remove from the oven and sprinkle with bacon and green onions. Serve with salsa or sour cream if desired.

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