It's meat grilling season at our house! Once it hits 50? here in Michigan, I can be sure that all my boys (hubby included) will want to spend every possible moment outside and eating meat! (LOTS of meat!) I am determined to spice up my side dishes from the normal baked potato, rice, beans, or chips. I love a good challenge! Yesterday, I came up with this super easy and delicious side that whipped up fast while hubby grilled up some chicken thighs.
5-6 Medium Potatoes - Diced
1 Large Onion - Diced
2 Cups Diced Mushrooms
4-5 Slices of Bacon
1 T. of Butter or Butter Substitute
2 Cups of Cheese (Mozzarella, Colby-Jack, Pepper Jack or favorite cheese)
STEP - 1
Boil potatoes until almost fork tender.
STEP - 2
Fry bacon in a large skillet until crispy. Remove bacon and set aside.
STEP - 3
Reserve 1 tablespoon of bacon grease. Sauté onions and mushrooms in tablespoon of leftover bacon grease.
STEP - 4
When mushroom and onions are starting to soften, add drained potatoes to the skillet.
STEP - 5
Continue softening mushrooms and onions and allowing potatoes to brown.
STEP - 6
Add salt, pepper, and butter.
STEP - 7
Dump skillet contents onto a tin foil lined baking pan.
STEP - 8
Sprinkle with cheeses and place in oven broiler until cheese is melted and beginning to brown.