Sunday, June 6, 2010

This is So Simple...

Day 157.

This "recipe" is so simple that I feel as though I'm cheating you by posting it here. So make me feel better by commenting. Is this a new idea to you? Have you done this before? =D

Taco Potatoes
Serves 4

What You Need:
  • 4 baking potatoes, scrubbed clean and pricked with a fork several times
  • 1 lb ground beef (or ground turkey, ground chicken, ground bison, or tempeh, or beans, or...)
  • 2 Tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1 Tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • lettuce, tomatoes, green onions, salsa, sour cream, and cheese to top as desired
How it's Done:
  1. Bake your potatoes. My microwave makes this easy work, but you could do it the long way in your oven if you prefer.
  2. Brown your meat. Or heat your beans or tempeh (tempeh, to the uninitiated, is fermented soybean cake. Don't let the name throw you off -- it's delicious. Try it at least once!)
  3. Drain your meat, then toss it with the flour and spices.
  4. Cut open a potato and top it with taco seasoned meat and whatever your heart desires.
It's filling. It's pleasant to look at. It's cheap. It's homemade. The kids like it. It's a winner at my house.

PS...Don't forget! 7 a.m. (-ish...I have one kid going to VBS and the other to the orthodontist, so hang in there!) my first giveaway of the summer will be announced! Be there!


Cook Clean Craft said...

I haven't had baked potatoes in so long - I'm going to have to buy some big potatoes this week!

heather said...

ive never done this...but thanks for the idea!

Jenn said...

Very simple, very tasty! Love that! The potato looks and sounds great!

M @ Betty Crapper said...

I've had something similar. Definitely worth posting. Looks very filling.

Lisa said...

I did baked potatoes for dinner recently and my kids loved it. I haven't done taco meat, but have used left over chili to top the potatoes.

Kath said...

I've never done taco potatoes but I have put salsa on potatoes. Looks good!

Andrea said...

Taco + baked potato = happy Kitchen Witch :) Looks delicious Michelle!

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