about 2 1/2 or 3 lbs. red potatoes
2 cups grated cheddar cheese
1/2 lb. bacon
1 bunch cilantro, chopped
1/4 to 1/2 cup red onion, minced
1 tablespoon roasted garlic, mashed
1/4 cup sliced black olives
salt and pepper to taste
Cut the potatoes into pieces, cover with water, bring to boil, and simmer over medium heat until tender. While the potatoes are cooking, slice the bacon into pieces and fry until crisp.
When the potatoes are tender, drain, and let cool until they are no longer hot, but still warm. Coarsely mash the potatoes, leaving big chunks for texture.
Add the other ingredients and mix gently. Season with salt and pepper to taste.