Have you eaten at the chain Mexican restaurant Abuelo's? If so, you might have had their "Papas con Chile" potato dish (versus the traditional Spanish rice). I always order this....it's one of my favorites.
To me, mashed potatoes are always made with russet potatoes. However, Abuelo's uses red potatoes. And this is one recipe I have to agree with. Generally the waxy red potatoes are just too gummy for mashed, but somehow this just works.
So if you're looking for an alternative to the traditional Latino side dish, give these a try. They won't disappoint.
ABUELO'S PAPAS con CHILE
3 lbs red potatoes
3 oz cream cheese, cut into 2" squares
1/2 cup heavy cream
10 oz Velveeta, cut into 2" squares
1/2 Tbsp salt
3/4 tsp granulated garlic
1/4 cup sour cream
1/2 cup diced red bell peppers
1/2 cup diced green bell peppers
2 cans chopped green chiles
1/2 cup chopped green onion tops
2 Tbsp finely chopped jalapeno (fresh or pickled), seeds removed
Wash and scrub potatoes until clean.
Place potatoes in a pot covered with water and boil until soft.
Add the rest of the ingredients and mash (suggest using a hand masher....an electric mixer will turn this to gum). Be sure all ingredients are incorporated.