Cowpoke Casserole – Bacon Included!
  • 5-6large potatoesthinly sliced
  • 6strips baconcooked
  • 1Tbsp cooking oil
  • 1large onionfinely diced
  • 1clove garlic
  • 1stalk celerysliced thinly
  • 1lb lean ground beef
  • 1 15 oz. can fire-roasted diced tomatoes
  • 2Tbsp chili powder
  • 2tbsp salt
  • 1/2cup raisins…Yes I said raisins…
  • 1/2cup jar Hatch Verde Tortilla salsa or 1 /2tomatilla salsa
  • 1cup Mexican blend shredded cheese
  1. Boil potatoes in a pot of water until just tender. Drain and mash.
  2. Preheat oven to 375°.
  3. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat and add onions.
  4. Sauté onions for 2-3 minutes, until translucent.
  5. Add garlic and celery, sauté for another 2-4 minutes, until aroma is noticeable and vegetables are tender.
  6. Add beef to skillet and cook until browned.
  7. Drain off fat
  8. Add tomatoes, chili powder, salt, and raisins; mix well.
  9. Transfer beef mixture to baking dish.
  10. Pour over Hatch Verde Tortilla or Salsa.
  11. Spoon or pipe potatoes on top and layer with bacon stripes.
  12. Sprinkle with cheese and bake for 45 minutes, or until bubbly.
  13. Serve warm and enjoy!