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Potatoes in a Taco Shell Mexican Style

This is a real easy and spicy snack. Potatoes in a Shell make a great appetizer to have when your outside while preparing a long slow cooked meal like smoking a Pork Shoulder or another Dutch Oven dish.

3 large baking potatoes
1 green bell pepper cut in half and seeds removed
2 jalapeno peppers
1 C sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
1 egg, lightly beaten
2 T fresh cilantro, minced
1/4 t of salt
1/4 t of pepper
12 (6 inch) corn tortillas
1 T olive oil

Preheat the grill to the medium temperature.

Prick the potatoes with a fork and wrap each potato in foil. Set the potatoes, green peppers and jalapeno peppers onto the grill grate. Roast the vegetables for 10 minutes, turning often, until both peppers are charred. Remove the peppers from the grill and place in plastic bags to steam for 10 minutes.

Close the grill lid and continuing roasting the potatoes for 40 minutes, turning every 10 minutes, or until tender. Peel the peppers and remove any remaining seeds. Finely chop the peppers and set aside. Remove the potatoes and allow them to cool enough to handle. Unwrap the potatoes, cut them in half and scoop out the potato pulp.

Add the pulp to the peppers and stir to combine. Stir in the cheese, egg, and cilantro, salt and pepper until blended together well.

Fill each taco shell with 2 T of the potato mixture. Brush the outside of the tacos with the olive oil. Place the filled tacos on the grill. Grill 3 minutes per side or until crispy.

Makes 6 servings

When filling your tacos be careful not to fill them too full. This way the filling won’t fall out on the grill grate. Serve them with salsa, sour cream or Guacamole.

This is another favorite grill recipe of ours. It’s fun to make a small snack, appetizer when your going to be outside for extended periods of time.


Pepperoni Bread on the Grill

My grandkids love this. Think of it as a Pizza Roll.

Pizza Crust in a tube.
Tomato Sauce
Garlic Powder
Onion Powder

Pat out dough. Layer sauce, spices, pepperoni, sauce, spices, then cheese. Leave 1 inch or so on the seam side for sealing. Roll up and put it seam side down. Pull top part of dough out and tuck under end to seal. Use kitchen scissor to cut vents. Cut at least half way down bread. Grill with 15 briquets per side for 20 mins or more using indirect heat.

I did not list amounts as I think everyone has thier own taste.

I’m posting this to give you the idea. It’s fun to make.

Rolled out Pepperoni Bread DoughPepperoni Bread Rolled UpPepperoni Bread Baking on GrillInside of Pepperoni Bread

This recipe can be changed around anyway you want. Change the Tomato Sauce for Salsa and add Ground Beef for a Southwest Roll.


What’s Cooking?
How do we know when its done?
We use the smell test.
When it smells done, its done.
When it smells burnt, its burnt
When you can't smell it,
its not done.
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