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Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Fried Potatoes and Hamburger

This here is my husband's favorite meal. Every time I ask for his input on what he wants for dinner (or breakfast or lunch, for the matter), his reply is always, "fried potatoes and hamburger." Always. In fact, if I try and serve it with side dishes, he gets upset because then he has less room to fill up on his favorite meal. It's a guy fest, what can I tell you?

Fried Potatoes and Hamburger
Yield: serves 2-4

1 TBS vegetable oil
1 large onion, diced
1 lb hamburger
2 TBS minced garlic
2 TBS vegetable oil
5 medium potatoes
1 tsp salt (or to taste)
dash pepper
shredded cheddar, for topping (optional)

Wash the potatoes and prick with a toothpick or cake tester. Microwave on high until they are almost tender through. Let cool until they can be handled. Rub off the peel and cut into small pieces.

Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onions once the skillet is hot. Saute for 3-5 minutes, until the onions have browned slightly and are translucent.

Add the ground meat and begin to brown. After the meat has browned slightly, push the meat and onions to the side of the pan and add the remaining oil and let heat. When oil is hot, add the potatoes and garlic. Stir to evenly coat and reduce heat to medium. Cook, stirring infrequently, until potatoes are nicely browned, about 15-20 minutes.

Serve with shredded cheddar cheese, if desired.

22 comments:

  1. Never thought to do this! I bet my guys will love it. Thank you!

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  2. Tried this yesterday (so easy doing the potatoes in the microwave!). My boys (ages 42, 5 & 2) all loved it. My husband said next time I should try it with corn (like an easier version of shephard's pie). So glad I stumbled upon your blog. I noticed a link posted in a comment on Pioneer Woman (I think it was your mom's comment maybe?).

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  3. wow going to try this tonite!!!

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  4. Never thought of doing the potatoes in the microwave before frying them. Here in NM we also add a side of red chili sauce with this dish as well as tortillas. My kids make burritos with it.

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  5. I made this tonight..I did 1/2 lean ground beef and 1/2 ground turkey...2% cheese and added turkey bacon pieces...it was amazing!!!! Thanks for Sharing!!

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    1. So glad you liked it, Tracy. We're definitely a fan here. I might have to try the half beef/half turkey combo. It sounds good!

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  6. It's what's for dinner tonight here! My husband's favorite too!

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  7. ok...my almost 16 year old boy is a giant...but a picky eater it seems....but he actually requests this! he loves it - thank you - even I can make it; although my potatoes don't look as wonderful as yours; I can still make it edible, which trust me...is an accomplishment.

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  8. I saw this on pinterest and wanted to let you know I'm going to make this...thank you so much for posting this....

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  9. I'm off to try this recipe, saw it on pinterest.

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  10. Saw this on interest today and am so Trying this tonight. It looks so yummy!!!

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  11. Tried this...recipe needs more detail. It turned out half way decent, but it could've been a whole lot better. How long do you cook the potatoes in the microwave? At least an estimate.. also...cooking the meat for fifteen to twenty minutes AFTER it's browned? Seems as if it would be nothing but crispy ash...
    2/5 *'s

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    1. I feel like anyone who has cooked before would know she was talking about precooking the potatoes in the microwave so u only cook them a few minutes with the already cooked beef.

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  12. My potatoes never got browned but my meat was overcooked. I would do this differently next time by removing the meat after browning until the potatoes were fried. Still tasted good though.

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    1. This was good, I will be making it again. Because my pan is not big enough, I removed the onions and then the burger after cooking. I added a small yellow pepper with the onion. After the potatoes started to brown, I added paprika. I put the onion and burger on top and stirred gently, covered and let it cook on low heat. I need more quick meals I can make in a hurry.

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  13. This recipe was great and so easy to follow!! The tip about microwaving the potatoes made it that much easier!! I have 6 kids and every single one of them loved it!! I even topped my serving with a spoonful of sour cream! YUM! I will definitely be referring this recipe to others! Thanks :)

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  14. should the meat be drained before adding the potatoes?

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    1. It really just depends on the meat you use. I usually use 93% lean beef and don't drain it at all. If you use 80% though, then draining would be important.

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  15. OMG, I made this tonight and my family could not stop eating it. They all loved it so much. Thank you so much for posting this on Pinterest. THank you Thank you Thank you....lol

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  16. Ohh this looks delicious! going to cooking it tonight, thanks huge for the recipe!

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  17. No kids of my own yet, but I like to bake with my younger cousin. I talk about food with my students in school and encourage them to get involved in making smart choices at home! Techlazy.com Crazyask.com Howmate.com

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  18. i think i will try this recipe as it tastes very delicious and plus it is helathy asyou only need to bake it.UpdateLand

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