Taco Baked Potatoes

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Taco baked potatoes

Taco baked potatoes is something I came up when I had everything for taco filling but no tortillas. I’ve made rice bowls with the filling before so a rice/carb substitute made sense. I had potatoes in my cabinet so this recipe was born.

Crispy Skin Baked Potatoes

I start with crispy skin baked potatoes. My husband loves to eat the inside of his baked potato and then smother sour cream on the leftover skins so the crispier they end up the better. I bake mine with olive oil, salt, and pepper with no foil on a rack to achieve this.

baked potato

Ground Beef Taco Filling

The filling has many options from ground beef only to stacked with veggies. Because I tend to use the filling in rice bowls, I add a lot of filler like black beans and corn. That, and it stretches out how much you have if you are meal prepping.

chopped vegtables

Saute all of the veggies with browned ground beef. Add taco seasoning (I have a giant Costco tub of taco seasoning) water and cook for a few minute until well mixed. Then add filler like black beans, corn and tomato. I like to keep my chopped tomato as whole as possible and not cook it down too much.

taco filling

I add lime and cilantro to bring some freshness to the filling at the end. Last thing is to quarter those potatoes and squeeze the ends inward to make a nice boat for filling.

Fill them up with as much taco filling as you like, then top off with shredded cheese and sour cream.

taco baked potato

 

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Taco Baked Potatoes
This is a fun spin on the classic baked potato with many ways to add your favorite ingredients into the taco filling. The filling also works well with rice bowls and of course taco shells.
Taco Baked Potatoes
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Servings
potatoes
Ingredients
Baked Potatoes
Taco Filling
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Servings
potatoes
Ingredients
Baked Potatoes
Taco Filling
Taco Baked Potatoes
Instructions
  1. Rub washed russet potatoes with olive oil to coat outside. Sprinkle salt and pepper on outside of potatoes. Bake at 400C for 45-60 minutes(depending on size) until when fork comes out clean when stuck in the middle.
  2. While potatoes are cooking, heat pan to medium high and cook brown beef until browned. Drain fat.
  3. Add onion and bell pepper and saute with ground beef for 2 minutes.
  4. Add taco seasoning and water. Stir until combined. Fold in tomatoes, drained black beans, and corn into mix.
  5. Cook for 5 minutes stirring often. Add cilantro and lime. Cook for another minute. Let rest.
  6. Quarter potatoes to make space for filling. Add taco filling and top with sour cream and cheese.

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