Mexican-Style Beef Sausage
Prepare Mexican-Style Beef Sausage. Stir in salsa until beef is moistened. Add vegetable blend; cook until vegetables are heated through. Mexican-Style Beef Sausage: Combine 1 pound Ground Beef (93% or leaner), 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar, 1-1/2 teaspoons dried oregano leaves, 1-1/2 teaspoons smoked paprika, 1-1/2 teaspoons chili powder, 1 teaspoon garlic powder, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon chipotle chili powder in large mixing bowl mixing lightly but thoroughly. Heat large nonstick skillet over medium heat until hot. Add sausage mixture; cook 8 to 10 minutes, breaking into 1/2-inch crumbles and stirring occasionally.
Cooking Tip: Cooking times are for fresh or thoroughly thawed ground beef. Ground beef should be cooked to an internal temperature of 160°F. Color is not a reliable indicator of ground beef doneness.
Cut slits lengthwise in potatoes; open and fluff potatoes with fork. Divide sausage mixture evenly among potatoes. Top with cheese and additional toppings, if desired.
Cooking Tip: Cotija cheese is a hard, cow's milk cheese that originated in Mexico. You may substitute feta cheese for Cotija cheese.
Nutrition information per serving: 399 Calories; 81 Calories from fat; 9g Total Fat (4 g Saturated Fat; 3 g Monounsaturated Fat;) 57 mg Cholesterol; 611 mg Sodium; 54 g Total Carbohydrate; 9.6 g Dietary Fiber; 25 g Protein; 4.1 mg Iron; 5.8 mg NE Niacin; 0.9 mg Vitamin B6; 1.7 mcg Vitamin B12; 4.5 mg Zinc; 14.2 mcg Selenium; 75.78 mg Choline.
This recipe is an excellent source of Dietary Fiber, Protein, Iron, Niacin, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, Zinc, and Selenium; and a good source of Choline.