Monday, May 02, 2011

Mexican Potato Bake (Gluten Free)

I ran across a new recipe from one of my favorite bloggers, Kelly Brozyna, over at The Spunky Coconut the other night and knew I just had to try it. Of course, I didn't have everything on hand to make it and I wanted to add my own spin on it, but it came out pretty good I think. My boyfriend ate it without complaints anyway and he can have gluten. So, I put that in the recipe keep pile :) For her original recipe, click here. Here is my version:

Mexican Potato Bake (Gluten Free)
Generously serves a family of 4
  • 1-1.5 lbs ground hamburger or deer meat
  • 2 cloves minced garlic (I used the jarred kind that I had on hand)
  • 1 T. chopped onion flakes (again had this on hand)
  • chili powder
  • cumin
  • dried oregano
  • salt
  • red pepper flakes
  • italian seasoning
  • 1/3 C. blanched almond flour (I used Bob's Red Mill)
  • 2 T. tapioca starch/flour
  • 3 eggs whisked
  • 1 15oz can whole kernel corn, drained
  • 1 15 oz can red beans, drained
  • 5-6 decent sized potatoes, peeled and sliced about 1/4" thick
  • tortilla chips
  • cheese or your favorite cheese alternative
In a large skillet brown the meat, onion and garlic, and spices to taste*. In a separate bowl, combine the eggs, almond flour, tapioca starch/flour, corn, and beans. Mix in the cooked meat and set aside. Line a greased glass baking dish with the sliced potatoes and sprinkle with salt. Pour the meat mixture over the top of the potatoes and spread it out evenly. Cover and bake at 350 for 30 minutes-at the 20 minute mark, remove the dish from the oven and sprinkle with cheese or cheese alternative and bake for an additional 10 minutes uncovered. Serve with a handful of crushed tortilla chips sprinkled on the top.

*Everyone likes their food spiced differently so I didn't put a measurement on the spices to add to the meat. We generally like a spicier dish at our house but as a reference I would start with about a teaspoon of each spice.

    1 comment:

    1. You should add Gluten Free to your title and you will see more hits....