Cajun Tasso with Herbed Potatoes

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Cajun Tasso with Herbed Potatoes recipe by Barefeet In The Kitchen
Smoky pork, herbed potatoes, and plenty of cheesy goodness come together in this simple, hearty meal. When Teet’s Food Store contacted me and asked if I’d like to create some recipes using their smoked meats, I thought it sounded like fun. Little did I know what a treat was in store for me.

Teet’s Food Store has been specializing in smoked meats and pure pork sausage for over 60 years. Family owned and operated, I can honestly say this is a business I’m proud to support. Teet’s sent me a selection of meats to try and my family is hooked on them already.

We especially loved the Smoked Jalapeno Cheese Pork Sausage and my oldest son has already come up with several more meals that he would like to include it in. I used it in this version of one of our favorite recipes and dinner was delicious!

What is Tasso?

Are you familiar with tasso? Smoked Pork Tasso is a Cajun smoked meat. It is the leaner, meatier cousin to bacon; similar to ham, but with a richer smoky flavor.

Tasso is cut from the shoulder of the pig and then seasoned with spices before being cured. When I looked at the ingredient list, I was pleased to see only natural ingredients.

I expected a meat similar to ham, but with a hint of bacon flavor. Just call me naive, because it is so much more than that. Tasso is pure pork heaven.

Teet’s tasso is so fragrant, as soon as you open the package, you know it’s going to taste fantastic. I sauteed the tasso just before adding it to the dish.

The tasso added a smoky layer of flavor to the potatoes, without any greasiness. Add in a hefty dose of smokehouse flavor and you have a serious contender for the best pork I’ve ever tasted.


Cajun Tasso with Herbed Potatoes recipe by Barefeet In The Kitchen

 

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Cajun Tasso with Herbed Potatoes

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Servings: 8 servings

Ingredients 

  • 4 large russet potatoes diced into 1/2" pieces, about 6 cups
  • 1/4 cup light flavored olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons minced fresh chives
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon granulated garlic or garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 lb Teet's Smoked Pork Tasso cut into 1" matchsticks
  • 5-6 cups freshly shredded pepper jack cheese

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Line a large baking sheet with a silpat mat or grease it very well with oil. Place the potatoes on the baking sheet. Drizzle the oil over them and toss with your hands to coat. Combine the chives and all the spices in a small dish and stir to combine. Sprinkle over the potatoes and then toss with your hands to distribute the spices evenly. Spread the potatoes across the baking sheet. Roast for 25 minutes, until tender. The potatoes should be lightly browned and crisp on the edges.
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  • While the potatoes are roasting, slice the tasso and place it in a large skillet over medium high heat. Cook the tasso about 5 minutes, until it is lightly browned and cooked through. Remove the potatoes from the oven and reduce the temperature to 350 degrees. Add the potatoes to the skillet with the tasso.
  • Cover the potatoes and tasso with plenty of cheese. If your skillet is not ovenproof, layer the mixture into a casserole dish. Alternatively, you can scoop individual servings into oven-safe dishes and top with cheese. Bake until the cheese has melted, 5-10 minutes. Enjoy!
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Disclosure:  I was compensated to create a recipe using Teet’s Smoked Meats. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.

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Hi, I’m Mary. I’m the author, cook, photographer, and travel lover behind the scenes here at Barefeet In The Kitchen. I'm also the author of three cookbooks dedicated to making cooking from scratch as simple as possible.

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  1. Monica says

    Wow, so I don't usually order any types of foods online, but I am a HUGE pork fan. Just reading this recipe makes me want to order some and try it out!!! Smoked pork and bbq pulled pork are my two favorites, plain, on sandwiches.. a different taste, or seasoned variety sounds amazing!

    • Anonymous says

      I too love your recipes so please keep blogging and posting all these yummy recipes.
      Pork is probably my most favorite meat, that includes pork based sausages whether is fresh or smoked they' re all good.
      Melody
      Cheyenne, Wyoming

  2. Karol Patras says

    I would love to try all of these. We are a meat and potato family. My hubby is from the south and this recipe for the Cajun Tasso with Herb Potatoes, I know he will love. I am going to make this for him. I love Barefeet in the Kitchen, I have gotten so many great ideas and recipes from this site…you're the best!!

  3. Becci Moore says

    I tried entering on the link below but couldn't get it to work….We love smoked meats and look forward to trying this recipe. I hope this is the way to enter. Thank you.

  4. Dominique says

    I have never heard of Teets, but I would be happy with any kind of meat that I won 🙂 Thank you for hosting this giveaway and your awesome recipes! I cannot wait to try them all!

  5. Bev says

    I'd love to try the Tasso! Two of my favorite meats are ham & bacon, so Tasso would fit right in! Of course, I'd be happy to win anything

  6. Mandy Shannon says

    I'm up for almost anything when it comes to cajun or smoked meats. Recently found a site that ships andouille and alligator sausage that I'd love to order for the hubby. Would love to learn more about this tasso though, sounds delicious!

  7. Anonymous says

    Cool, so awesome! I love smoked meat. I smoked turkey tails weird I know but hey its delis. However; it would be cool just to win sense I never win anything. Lawanda Brinkley Tisdale

  8. mmlssoucy says

    I am always open to trying new foods and flavors and since I LOVE pork and anything smokey, this sounds divine! Bring it on!! 🙂 Thank you for this give-away.

  9. sharon quinby says

    I cannot eat beef so we do eat a lot of pork. I will be trying this recipe. Thank you for the give a way. Hope I win.

  10. Annette says

    I'd like to try their Stuffed Pork Chops. I know their boudin, sausage, and cracklins are delicious (my dad stops by there and picks some up anytime he's in VillePlatte.

  11. fergie2200 says

    I love ham, so naturally the Smoked Pork Tasso. The Smoked Jalapeno Cheese Pork Ponce looked good too, but the Smoked Slab Bacon is what I am dying to try. These days I find store bought bacon to be nearly tasteless. Be nice to have the real stuff again. 🙂

  12. Beth Attales says

    I was born and raised in Ville Platte and smoked meat was and still is something we have in lots of dishes very often. I am now living in Lafayette, La. about one hour south of Ville Platte and still go back “home” to get sausage, tasso, etc. Have you tried a smoked ponce?