One Pot Meal: Butternut & Potato Bake
January 28, 2011 in Food Recipes
Reading Fired Up Cooking’s blog this morning made me realize once again how wonderful it is “knowing” all of you. In some ways you and your blogs have made a difference in my live and I would like to say thank you…
Your support and advice over the last few months have been invaluable. Every day I get to learn a bit more about you, your likes and dislikes and even about myself.
As you all probably know by now, I’m a bit of a picky eater, especially where veggies are concerned. I have nightmares about veggies, but I have to admit, when you spin your magic web and post your recipes and photos, it looks so divine and I end up wondering for the millionth time ‘what is wrong with me’? Since I’ve been following your blogs, even before I started mine, I started experimenting with things that I never tried before…thanx to you guys.
Last week Simply Delicious had a challenge, I didn’t enter at the time, partly because I wasn’t sure what to challenge myself about and I felt to embarrassed to admit that I really really have a problem with veggies…well I decided a few days ago, I’m going to challenge myself and face my fear of veggies, with your help of course…I don’t wanna be picky anymore, I wanna be free and healthy and be able to sincerely say, wow that ‘broccoli’ was amazing…
Look, I’ve come a long way already, I now eat and use onions, mushrooms, peppers and so forth when I cook, I also eat carrots, green beans and pumpkin. I ate broccoli and cauliflower for a diet I was on, but raw, cooked, I just can’t stand it.
Here is my ‘1st’ recipe (since my challenge to myself) with something a bit healthier…I hope it counts…baby steps…
Butternut & Potato Bake
7 Potatoes cubed
2 Medium Butternuts cubed
330g Lean Mince
250g Diced Bacon
1 Punnet Mushrooms chopped
1 Onion chopped
1 tsp Garlic
½ Green Pepper chopped
1 Cup Fresh Cream
1 Packet brown onion soup
2 cups cheese
Salt & Black Pepper
Seasoning of your choice
Precook the potatoes and butternut in the microwave for 20 min while cooking the meat.
Braise the onions and garlic in olive oil in an oven proof pot.
Add the mince, salt, pepper and seasoning and brown.
Add the beacon, mushrooms and peppers.
Once the meat is cooked, add the potatoes and butternut and mix through.
Mix the cream, milk and brown onion soup and pour over the potato mixture.
Add a cup of cheese and mix all the ingredients through.
Bake in the oven for 20 min.
Remove, sprinkle over the remaining cheese and grill for a further 5 min.
This came out very delicious, but can you think of anything that’s not delicious with loads of gooey melted cheese…yum!!
PS. Sorry about the blurry photos