Taco-style potatoes

Bord Bia’s National Potato Day 2023 will take place on Friday 6 October. This annual event celebrates Ireland’s favourite vegetable, the potato.

For this year’s #NationalPotatoDay campaign, Bord Bia is encouraging the nation to get creative with their potatoes. Potatoes can be the starting point of any meal whether traditionally prepared or cooked in modern ways.

They’re easy to prepare and convenient to cook, especially with the invention of air fryers and slow cookers. Both these styles of cooking lend themselves to convenient cooking. Check out this great potato recipe:

Preparation time:

15 minutes

60 minutes

4 large rooster potatoes 450g minced beef 20g Mexican spices 250g grated emmental cheese 250g cooking cream 500 ml milk 1 tsp white vinegar 1 iceberg lettuce 1 tomato 1 green pepper 1 jalapeño pepper (optional) 2 tbsp olive oil (or butter) A few sprigs coriander


Wash the potatoes thoroughly. Preheat the oven to 200°C/Gas 5. Cook the potatoes in the oven for 60 minutes. Once the potatoes are cooked and tender, cut them in half lengthwise. Using a spoon, scoop out the flesh and keep the skins. Cook the minced beef in a frying pan with olive oil or butter, sprinkle with Mexican spices and stir well. Divide the beef mixture between the potato skins. Sprinkle with grated cheese and place under the grill until the cheese has melted. Mix together the cream, white vinegar, and the milk to obtain sour cream (or use pre-bought sour cream). Cut the pepper and tomato into cubes, shred the lettuce, coriander, and jalapeño (if using). Pour over the potatoes along with the sour cream.


For added colour, you can replace the lettuce with shredded red cabbage. The potato flesh should be kept and used as mashed potato for another meal.