Ground Beef and Potatoes

In the world of comfort food, the harmonious blend of ground beef and potatoes stands out, offering a dish that’s both satisfying and heartwarming. This recipe, Sizzling Skillet Ground Beef and Potatoes, is a modern twist on a classic favorite, promising to deliver not just a meal but an experience. Crafted with the utmost care, this dish balances the richness of lean ground beef with the earthy goodness of golden Yukon potatoes, all while a symphony of spices and a hint of heat dance in the background. Perfect for busy weeknights or lazy weekend dinners, this skillet wonder is about to become your go-to recipe for a comforting, hearty meal.

Preparation Time

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes

Servings

This recipe serves 4, making it perfect for family dinners or meal prepping for the week ahead.

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp canola oil
  • 1 lb Yukon gold potatoes, peeled and cubed (1/4-inch)
  • 1 lb 93% lean ground beef
  • 1 small yellow onion, finely chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, finely diced
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp kosher salt, plus extra for seasoning
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1-2 tsp hot sauce (e.g., sriracha), plus extra for garnish
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced
  • Optional for serving: Greek yogurt or sour cream, shredded cheddar cheese, brown or cauliflower rice

Directions

  1. Heat the canola oil in a large skillet over high heat. Once hot, reduce to medium and add the potatoes. Cook, stirring occasionally, until golden but still firm, about 6 minutes.
  2. Add the ground beef, onion, and bell pepper to the skillet, breaking up the beef as it cooks.
  3. Stir in Worcestershire sauce, Dijon mustard, smoked paprika, garlic powder, oregano, salt, pepper, and hot sauce to taste. Cook until the beef is tender and flavors meld, about 6-8 minutes.
  4. Mix in the green onions and adjust seasoning with salt and pepper if needed.

How to Prepare

Follow the directions closely, ensuring your potatoes are diced uniformly for even cooking. As the beef cooks, keep crumbling it to ensure it blends well with the spices and vegetables, absorbing the rich flavors.

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