Ground Beef and Potatoes

Ground Beef and Potatoes

As a self-proclaimed lover of flavor, I've always seen the phrase "meat and potatoes" as a culinary cliché rather than a culinary conquest. But oh, how wrong I was. In my journey through the realm of food, I stumbled upon a recipe that shattered my assumptions and opened my eyes to the hidden potential of this timeless duo.

Enter: the Ground Beef and Potatoes skillet – a dish that defies expectations and delivers a symphony of flavors in every bite. This easy-to-make recipe boasts a tantalizing blend of potatoes, lean ground beef, onions, bell peppers, and spices, transforming a humble pairing into a culinary masterpiece.

What sets this dish apart is its ability to captivate even the most adventurous palates while remaining true to its "meat and potatoes" roots. It's hearty enough to satisfy the most voracious appetite, yet nuanced enough to intrigue discerning taste buds.

But perhaps the most surprising revelation is its nutritional prowess. Far from being a mere indulgence, this beef and potatoes skillet earns its place in a balanced meal rotation, offering a satisfying blend of protein, carbohydrates, and essential nutrients.

As someone who thrives on culinary diversity and refuses to settle for bland fare, I confess my prejudice against the "meat and potatoes" stereotype. But with each savory bite of this dish, I'm reminded that there's beauty in simplicity, and depth in tradition.

So to my fellow food enthusiasts, I extend an invitation to embrace the unexpected. Let us celebrate the time-honored combination of meat and potatoes, not as a symbol of culinary conformity, but as a testament to the endless possibilities that await when we approach food with an open mind and a discerning palate.
Nutrition Facts

Nutrition Facts

Nutrient Amount per Serving % Daily Value *
Total Fat 58g 74%
Saturated Fat 28g 141%
Cholesterol 169mg 56%
Sodium 1183mg 51%
Total Carbohydrate 27g 10%
Dietary Fiber 3g 9%
Protein 36g 73%
Vitamin C 23mg 25%
Calcium 442mg 34%
Iron 4mg 23%
Potassium 892mg 19%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


  • Flavorful Ground Beef (90% lean or your favorite variety)
  • Versatile Vegetable Oil (like canola oil for frying perfection)
  • Potatoes with Personality (Idaho, Yukon gold, or adorable baby potatoes)
  • Aromatic Onion (diced for texture or powdered for a subtle hint)
  • Bold Garlic Cloves (for that irresistible aroma and taste)
  • Fiery Hot Sauce (Cholula, Valentina, or the classic Tabasco Sauce)
  • Essential Salt & Pepper (the dynamic duo for balancing flavors)


  1. Begin by browning the ground beef in a large skillet over medium-high heat until it's fully cooked. For an extra flavor boost, consider seasoning the ground beef with salt and black pepper as it cooks, adding another layer of seasoning to the dish. Once cooked, transfer the beef to a clean plate and set it aside.
  2. If desired, drain any excess grease from the skillet and wipe it clean with paper towels to prepare for the next step.
  3. Return the skillet to medium-high heat and add the vegetable oil. Swirl the oil to ensure the bottom of the skillet is coated evenly, then add the diced potatoes. Cook the potatoes, stirring occasionally to prevent burning, until they're tender but still slightly firm, which usually takes about 12-15 minutes. Be cautious not to over-stir, as this can cause the potatoes to become mushy.
  4. Once the potatoes are cooked, add the diced onion to the skillet and cook until it starts to soften and turn translucent, which typically takes about 5 minutes.
  5. Next, add the minced garlic, hot sauce, salt, and pepper to the skillet, and cook until fragrant, which usually takes about 2 minutes.
  6. Now, return the cooked ground beef to the skillet and gently mix it with the potatoes and onion. Cover the skillet with a lid and reduce the heat to low, allowing it to cook for an additional 5 minutes or until the beef is heated through.
  7. Finally, garnish your dish with minced parsley and extra hot sauce, if desired, before serving. Enjoy your flavorful creation!
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