Sharon’s Baked Potato Tacos

by Sharon on May 24, 2012

 

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 – 1 hour and 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 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

 

Directions

  • 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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Lydia May 24, 2012 at 10:01 pm

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!

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Jocelyn Pascall May 25, 2012 at 8:50 am

These look delish and so, so easy

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Betty Porter May 25, 2012 at 9:10 am

I can make it ever cheaper. I Plan on using taco flavored TVP . I get a #10 can of that stuff for about $11.00.

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Jenn@slim-shoppin May 25, 2012 at 9:35 am

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!

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Jenn@slim-shoppin May 25, 2012 at 9:35 am

I meant to add wrap them in foil!!

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Lisa May 25, 2012 at 11:54 am

I make my own taco seasoning–make a very large batch for convenience. I use this receipe but use 1/2 the salt (& use Sea Salt) and add more red pepper for our taste. Then add a can of Rotel for most of the water and add chopped cilantro for even better flavor. http://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/Taco-Seasoning-Mix

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linda August 29, 2013 at 2:47 am

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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