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posted 10/12/2008 1:25:47 PM |
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For those of you who know me well, you already know that I enjoy cooking and that I really enjoy creating new things in the kitchen.

For the last few times I have made what I am calling - MAN Salad

Typically it is

1/2 of a large vadalia onion

6 or so medium potatoes chopped WITH SKIN

1 red chillie pepper (medium size)

2 pinches paprika

2 pinches Sea salt

2 pinches Chilli Powder

3-4 pinches (1 tsp) FRESH black pepper!

2 tsp "italian seasoning"

1 - 2 tbs butter

Some type of meat

Place everything but the meat in a pan, I use a pan / pot. Sorta like a frying pan but it's 3 inches deep. Cover and cook over medium heat and stir / flip occasionally. While this cooks, I brown the meat. Once I used hot sausage, this time it was frozen hamburger patties chopped up, but the first time it was hot dogs chopped up, and that was too greasy!

Once the meat is somewhat cooked and the potatoes are starting to get soft, add the meat to the deeper pot with the rest.. Finish cooking untill potatoes are cooked and the meat is finished, place in deep dish and cover in shreaded chedder / montery jack mix cheese. I microwave after this to get the cheese melted through.

When I made it with the sausage it was OK but WAY too spicy for most people to enjoy and the hot dogs made it WAY to greasy...

It was just a little blah.I think the burgers are the ticket but what am I over looking? There was nothing jumping out at me for flavor. Thinking about skipping the cheese and using a tomato paste / sauce. Hmmmmm

Rosemary? Thyme? Any ideas? Please help!

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Oct 12 @ 1:35PM  
It kinda looks by your ingredients that you are making some sort of meat potato salad thats really hot like chili, or you are trying to make a taco salad with potatos. I realize you are being original and experimental. The chili powder is negating the italian seasoning. The reason anything gets greasey is that you are cooking the meat with everythingelse. (if I read you right). Cook the meat seperate always. Drain the grease before you add your ingredients. I am not able to tell you what you are missing, but getting rid of the grease will help. Have fun, and it is always good to experiment!

Oct 12 @ 1:37PM  
I would be adding about a cup of hot salsa to the mixture and let it continue to cook until meat and potatoes are done............topped off with the shredded cheese and a little dollop of sour cream.........maybe even a few black olives if you like them...........

Oct 12 @ 1:53PM  
season the meat
lawry's seasoning salt might be a bit too much salt
weber has some tasty seasonings
and - where's the garlic?

Oct 12 @ 2:10PM  
dangit! clickedanad2 is on to something with the garlic! Cant believe I forgot to use it!
Taht and I will skip the chillie powder next time!
Hmm that salsa sounds killer too! Maybe a few crushed up taco shells in the mix after it's all cooked up

Oct 12 @ 2:29PM  
Somethings missing, but what?



Oct 12 @ 3:14PM  
Try a can or RoTel! Oh and the Gaaaahlick.. food just ain't food without Gaaaaahlick.

Oct 12 @ 4:24PM  
I'll skip on the man salad.....

Oct 12 @ 4:53PM  
Try Johnsonville brats as your meat choice. Take the skin off and cook it with some margarine. After it's cooked or you're ready to mix it with rest put it in between a couple paper towels to get the grease out.

Oct 12 @ 5:07PM  
have you ever tried to bake it w/ the cheese on top or try the cheese w/ the salsa in it cannot remember what they call it ??

Oct 12 @ 5:37PM  
LOL thanks for the tip.
I can cook like emril BUT
The fire department has a restraining order on my baking skills

Oct 12 @ 5:43PM  
if the flames aren't a mile high
you're doin' it wrong
just ask ynot

Oct 12 @ 5:49PM  
TB.....just remember the motto............if its smoking its cooking.....if its burnt its done.................

Oct 12 @ 5:55PM  
..if its smoking its cooking.....
know some around here say
that's how they like their sheep
jus sayin'
ya know?

Oct 12 @ 6:09PM  
know some around here say
that's how they like their sheep
jus sayin'
ya know?

Who click?? I want names.............

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