This recipe is a takeoff of the old time Sheppard’s Pie, but no self respecting Cowboy would ever eat something named after a sheep herder-So here it is Cowboy Potatoes, could have named it something more like Sheppard’s Pie but somehow Cow Pie just didn’t have the right ring to it.
4 - 6 Slices of bacon
One cup bacon bits
One good sized onion sliced and chopped
A couple 2 or 3 pounds of taters (6 or 8 big ones)
One cup of frozen corn - more if you have a taste for it
Salt and Pepper to taste (I don’t like much salt as the bacon takes care of the need for salt)
Paprika to taste
Brown up the bacon, but do not cook fully – save for the oven
Leave the bacon grease in the skillet (you will need the big old black one today)
Fry Potatoes and onions in bacon grease-when the potatoes have stated to soften remove from burner and stir in frozen corn and the bacon bits.
Place in oven for 20-25 minutes or until the corn is hot, soft, and yummy.
*If it is warm enough to grill you can mix everything together, wrap in foil and put on the upper rack of the grill. Let it cook while you are grilling; just remember it needs some closed lid time to cook through.
You can experiment with other stuff in this also- we add chopped carrots, pretty good and if you like some color a little parsley sure looks fine.
*In no way does this fit any kind of heart friendly diet!
For my tongue in cheek look at a heart healthy cowboy diet click here