This is a simple and flavorful weeknight meal I’ve been making for about 10 years. Well, not constantly for 10 years. You know what I mean.
It pulls together in about 1/2 hour and uses things that can be found in most pantries. Plus, it tastes so good no one’s ever gonna guess it costs less than $4.00. Shhh. It’ll be our secret.
And when you arrange the potatoes on a plate, topped with the tomato-meat mixture and a dollop of the yogurt topping, I guarantee your family will go “oooh” when you present this to them.
And you might be making it for 10 years, too.PRINT
Cajun Beef (or Turkey) on Spiced Potatoes
- 1 lb. ground beef or turkey
- 1/2 c. chopped onion
- 1 14-oz. can diced tomatoes
- 2 tsp. minced garlic (divided)
- 2 tsp. Cajun seasoning (divided), plus more for sprinkling on potatoes
- 4 large potatoes, unpeeled
- 1/2 c. plain yogurt or sour cream
- salt to taste
- Brown meat in a large skillet. Add the chopped onion towards the end and cook until the onion is translucent.
- Add the tomatoes, 1-1/2 tsp. of the garlic and 1-1/2 tsp. of the Cajun seasoning. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer, covered, for 10 minutes. Uncover and continue simmering for 5 minutes more.
- Meanwhile, preheat an oven broiler and prepare potatoes by cutting them into 1/4″ slices lengthwise and placing in a single layer on a broiler pan. Pierce with a fork, brush with olive oil, and sprinkle with more of the Cajun seasoning and salt (if desired).
- Broil 3″ to 6″ from heat for about 8 to 10 minutes (until starting to brown), then turn the potatoes and cook until browned and tender when pierced.
- Prepare the topping by combining the yogurt, remaining 1/2 tsp. garlic and 1/2 tsp. Cajun seasoning in a small bowl.
- Arrange some potatoes on each plate, spoon some of the meat mixture over them and top with a spoonful of the yogurt mixture.
Makes 4 servings