Sharon’s Baked Potato Tacos

Baked Potato Tacos

This is a fun dinner for teenagers!  It is so easy to make and very economical. The hardest part about this recipe is waiting for those potatoes to finish baking!  You might want to consider pre-cooking the potatoes the day before.   Then just re-heat whenever you are ready.   I made mine early in the afternoon so we could have them ready at our normal dinner-time.

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Baked Potato Tacos

Yield – 8 servings

Preparation Time – 10 minutes

Cooking Time – 90 minutes


  • 8 medium size potatoes $1.06
  • 1 pound ground beef $2.75
  • 1 package taco seasoning (1.25 oz.) .49 cents
  • 3/4 cup of water
  • 8 teaspoon of sour cream .36 cents
  • 1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese .25 cents


  • Bake potatoes in a 350 degree oven for about an hour and a half.
  • Brown beef in a pan until cooked. Add water and taco seasoning. Bring to a boil. Then simmer for 10 – 15 minutes.
  • Cut each potato in half. Use a fork to lightly mash the inside to loosen and make room for toppings.
  • Scoop 1 heaping Tablespoon of seasoned burger in each half.
  • Top with 1 teaspoon of sour cream and a sprinkling of cheddar cheese.
  • Serving size is one potato (2 halves) per person.

Cost $4.91

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  1. Lydia says

    To cut down on time (or for those hot days when you dont want to turn on the oven) just wash up those potatoes, poke a couple times with a fork, and microwave on the “potato” setting. you can do four at a time in the microwave in just a few minutes and we think they taste just as good!

  2. says

    I bake potatoes in my crock pot.

    I’ll wash the potato, sprinkle with a little olive oil salt and pepper, wrap however many you want and stack them in your crock pot. Cook on low all day and you have wonderful potatoes waiting for you and they would work perfectly with your taco potatoes!

  3. linda says

    To help with time I use a crock pot to cook the skin on “baked” potatoes. For a fancy dinner, I add lettuce, diced tomato, black olives, and salsa. With the sour cream this is a great meal for company. You can serve as a Taco Potato Bar and let everyone pick out what they like. I have done this on camping trips when it was my night to cook and had a great response. It is also great because all most everything can be done ahead of time. I have even cooked and frozen the seasoned meat and heated it in the microwave when needed.

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