Thursday, September 26, 2013

Taco Stuffed "Baked" Potato

Today is Throwback Thursday, and I actually have a leftover recipe for you.  I made tacos for dinner the night before and I only had the taco filling and fixings left (no taco shells).  So I made a quick lunch with a potato.  Microwaving a potato is an easy way of getting that great baked potato quickly and easily  This lunch came together in minutes and I may have enjoyed it more than eating the tacos from the night before.  

medium or large size baking potatos washed well
Taco meat (see recipe below)
Shredded cheese used for tacos or cheddar
sour cream
green onions
salt and black pepper

Ingredients and Directions for Taco Meat:
1lb lean ground meat (beef, chicken, pork or turkey)
2 jalapenos seeded and chopped
1 onion chopped
2-3 Tbs store bought Taco seasoning (I used McCormick brand)
1-2 tsp of ground cumin
1 tsp of garlic powder
1 tsp of red chili flakes (or to taste)
Salt and Pepper to taste
1 (15oz) can diced tomatoes

Start by browning meat with a little salt and pepper. Then add onions and jalapeno and finish browning meat.  Next add seasoning: taco seasoning, cumin, garlic powder, red chili flakes. Saute for 1-2 minutes.

Then add one can of diced tomatoes.  Saute for another 5-7 minutes.  Taste for seasoning.

Directions for potatoes:
Scrub skin of potato well.  Carefully prick skin with a knife.  Place on a microwave safe plate and heat on high (about 6 minutes for 2 medium potatoes).

Cut potato in half (3/4 into potato) and season lightly with salt, black pepper, sour cream and butter (to taste).  Top with shredded taco cheese (or cheddar) and microwave for 30-60 more seconds.  Top with Taco meat, a little more cheese, sour cream and sliced green onions.  Enjoy.

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  1. We both craving taco's, I just made shrimp taco yesterday :) btw great idea use baked potato for the taco bowl very creative,sound really good too :)

  2. Great way to make something different with leftovers! Sounds good!

  3. Lefotver recipes are the best! I've seen so many awesome ways to enjoy baked potatoes, and stuffing one like a taco is BRILLIANT Ramona! :D

  4. That is definitely my kind of baked potato! Perfect for a Mexican night :)

    Happy Blogging!
    Happy Valley Chow

  5. This is always a great side dish, but by putting meat in there, it is also a great main dish!

  6. Definitely talking my language here Ramona! I could make a meal out of one of these!

  7. That's a smart idea to reuse taco mix in a potato. I am still very new to Mexican food and I don't mind playing around as you might know already. =)

  8. As a meal or a side dish this is awesome!

  9. I keep seeing these stuffed baked potatoes that look so amazing. I need to convince my husband that this could be a full dinner. It would be perfect for me.


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