Papa's Papas Casserole

Prep Time
Cook Time
1h 5m
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""Papas" is the word for "potatoes" in Quechua, the language of the Incas. Potatoes, which originated in Peru, are one of the most important foods to come from the New World. This casserole was inspired by the cuisine of Peru. It is not as complicated as it may seem at first glance."

Original recipe yields 8 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (339 g)
  • Calories 625.7
  • Total Fat - 27.3 g
  • Saturated Fat - 11 g
  • Cholesterol - 82.2 mg
  • Sodium - 851.2 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 51.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 12.3 g
  • Sugars - 3.4 g
  • Protein - 45.1 g
  • Calcium - 634.9 mg
  • Iron - 8.5 mg
  • Vitamin C - 21.8 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.6 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Preheat oven to 450°F.

Step 2

Peel potatoes (optional) and cut into wedges or large chunks.

Step 3

Rinse well to remove surface starch.

Step 4

Place potatoes and 1 tablespoon dried minced onions in a large bowl.

Step 5

Add 2 tablespoons oil and mix well to coat.

Step 6

Spread potato mixture evenly in a 9"x13" baking pan, in a single layer if possible.

Step 7

Roast for 40-45 minutes, turning halfway through.

Step 8

Meanwhile, heat remaining oil in a large skillet.

Step 9

Add garlic, jalapeno and remaining minced onions and cook, stirring, until garlic softens and onions are lightly colored, about 3 minutes.

Step 10

Add meat, oregano, cilantro, salt and pepper.

Step 11

Cook, stirring, until meat is browned, breaking up large chunks with a spoon.

Step 12

Add beans and mushrooms, and cook 1 minute.

Step 13

Add tomato sauce and cook, stirring, until heated, about 3 minutes.

Step 14

Stir in one-third of the cheese and cook just until cheese is melted. Remove from heat.

Step 15

When potatoes are browned and cooked through, remove from oven.

Step 16

Spoon meat mixture over potatoes and top with remaining cheese.

Step 17

Return to oven and cook until cheese is melted and bubbly, 5-10 minutes.

Tips & Variations

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