Hermione Hash - A Tasty Family Dinner (And it's Vegan, too)
I make recipes up. A lot. My family is always asking me what these concoctions are called. I am often caught off guard, and stumble to come up with a name for my new dish on the spot. Tonight I had come up with the name "Mexican Potato Hash" in anticipation. As I proudly announced the name of my meal, I then explained to our dinner guest my Dinner naming troubles. He suggested, in jest, that I just start naming them after characters from the Harry Potter series. And thus I changed the name of this meal to "Hermione Hash!" I even came up with tomorrow night's dinner..."Minerva McGonagall Meatless Loaf." Tonight's meal was a success, so this is my way of remembering what I did so I can recreate this dinner when it is next requested. I hope you give it a try. I'm sure your family will love it as much as mine does!
Photo by Agalova
- 2 lbs German Butterball Potatoes, cubed
- 1 ea. Green, Yellow and Red Bell Pepper, diced
- 1 Vidalia Onion, diced
- 1 can diced Tomatoes
- 1 spoonful Coconut Oil, to coat pan
- 1 can Black Beans
- Spices- garlic powder, cumin, chili powder and cinnamon to taste
- Dice all the veggies. Keep your vegetables about the same size so that they cook evenly. The German Butterball potatoes are a nice soft, creamy potato and cook nicely. If you are using a different variety of potato you may want to dice them a bit smaller than the other veggies to ensure that they cook up thoroughly.
- Coat your pan with oil. (I use a big Cutco Saute pan and I love it. I cook everything I can in it. One day I'll be able to afford more Cutco pans, but this is a wonderful pan to have!) Add the diced potatoes first then the onions and peppers. Cover and let them cook for 15 minutes.
- Now, add in the canned tomatoes and black beans and add in the spices. My family loves spicy food so I put in quite a bit. Season to your family's tastes. Give it a good stir and recover.
- Cook for another 30 minutes or until your potatoes are nice and tender. It tastes great like this, or you can serve some Daiya cheddar style shreds to top it off.
Although this recipe is great as it is, my husband loves to add cheese to the top of his. We like the Daiya better than some of the other vegan cheeses on the market.
This looks a lot like the Cutco saute pan I use. I love my Cutco pan, but it costs ten times the price of this pan. You could use a smaller frying pan, but you's probably have to halve the recipe to have it fit in the pan.
I have a small collection of Cutco Knives I purchase from my brother-in-law when he was working for the company. I LOVE these knives. We had a complete set of Henckels which I now never use because the Cutco knives are just so much nicer to use.