Potato Bake Ingredients:
- 3 lbs potatoes
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 3 tablespoons taco seasoning
- 2½ teaspoons salt)
- one can black beans
- 1 cup shredded cheese
- 1 lb canned meat (Optional. I home can meat– chicken and moose– for quick meals so I have pint and quart jars of the stuff. I expect most canned meat would make this prohibitively expensive)
Preheat oven to 400°.
Dice potatoes, rinse canned beans, and shred meat, if using.
In a 3+ quart bowl blend oil and spices then add meat and potatoes, tossing to coat with flavor.
Pour into 9×13 baking dish. Sprinkle evenly with all the black beans, then cover with foil or a silpat.
Cook 30-35 minutes covered, then remove the dish from the oven and the cover from the dish.
Add the cheese and return the dish, uncovered, to the oven at least 3-5 minutes, melting the cheese.
I prefer to leave it 10 minutes. The beans and cheese are toasted and I really enjoy the texture.
For 10 servings (a stripe down the middle, each half into five chunks) each serving costs 240 calories or 6 Points-Plus points.
With the shredded chicken (or moose, in my case) points go up to 8 per serving or 336 calories.
This pairs very nicely with steamed broccoli and cauliflower, and and the meal sticks with you like, well, meat and potatoes.
I’ve noticed that some people seem afraid of (caloricly) high-cost food (POTATOES! CARBS! Run Away!), but what I’ve learned is whole foods like these provide longer-lasting energy, and since I don’t need snacks between meals, my points/calorie use is no higher: as long as I’m only eating to need.