Archive for January, 2015

January 8, 2015

Stuffed potatoes (without the skin)

So lately I’ve been having an awful diet. I work in a restaurant now, so we get fed all sorts of weirdo stuff that’s not particularly healthy (creamy penne chicken pesto pasta. Today’s pasta was so creamy that I couldn’t finish 1/2 cup of it). I know I haven’t been posting much, but I’ve been overworked and/or stressed. So here’s a “cheap eats” recipe. Works great for backpackers.

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Serves 1. Time to prepare: 20 minutes. I would also suggest to make a big batch because it’s so easy to make, and it’s great in the microwave.

Ingredients:
– half can of chili beans (or chili)
– 3 tablespoons on ground beef, browned completely
– 2 medium potatoes, peeled, diced
– 1/4 to 1/2 cup of milk or cream
– 2 tablespoons of Colby cheese

Bring a pot of water to a boil (perhaps 1.5 cups of water? Best to look this up because I always just eyeball it), and throw in the potatoes. When they’re soft enough, mash them with a potato masher. When completed mashed, add in the milk or cream. Now the magical part: use a hand blender. This makes the mashed potatoes so much creamier than you can get mashing by hand. Blend it until you the the right consistency you want.

Now put the mashed potatoes in a bowl, cost with chili, ground beef, and cheese.

Devour… Because it’s 10pm and I haven’t eaten much today. I’ve also got a cup of orange juice there too, so I have some fruit. Definitely should have included some sort of vegetable, like diced tomatoes, but I didn’t have any tomatoes on hand. Next time!

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