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leftover essentials: taco/tater dip

Recipe by
Andy Anderson !
Wichita, KS

Not exactly sure what to call this, but Taco/Tater Dip is what I came up with, and I am sticking with it. Anyway, it is just a few simple ingredients that work very well together. I am using mash potatoes as the base, but I believe rice would work well also. This was primarily made up of leftovers from a Mexican themed party I had the other day. So, you ready… Let’s get into the kitchen.

yield 1 - 2
prep time 5 Min
cook time 25 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For leftover essentials: taco/tater dip

  • potatoes or rice
  • taco meat
  • cheese, shredded
  • taco sauce or salsa
  • 1 md
    tomato, diced

How To Make leftover essentials: taco/tater dip

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    You will need a small ovenproof pan or bowl to make this recipe. If you have a ramakin that would be excellent.
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    I did not list portions, but I would say that the taco meat and the potatoes or rice should be 50/50, and use enough cheese to cover the top, leaving the edges open for the diced tomato.
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    Gather your ingredients (mise en place).
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    Place a rack in the middle position and preheat the oven to 350f/175c.
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    Add the mash taters or rice to the bottom of your ovenproof pan or dish.
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    To give the dish a bit of a kick, mix some salsa in with the taters or rice.
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    Top with ground taco meat.
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    Add cheese over the top.
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    Place into the preheated oven and bake until the dish is heated through, and the cheese is bubbly, about 15 – 20 minutes.
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    Add the chopped tomatoes.
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    Serve with some sturdy chips or toasted bread. Enjoy.
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    Keep the faith, and keep cooking.

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