Fiesta Style Potato Tacos

Main Dish

At a Glance

  • Potato Type: Russet
  • Prep Method: Baked
  • Special Requests: Kid Friendly
  • Cuisine: Latin / Hispanic
  • Yield: 12

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  • 6 medium russet potatoes
  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 (1-oz.) packet of taco seasoning
  • 1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese
  • Sour Cream
  • Shredded Red Cabbage or Lettuce
  • Diced Chiles
  • Diced tomato
  • Jalapeno slices (optional)
  • Cilantro, chopped


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Rinse and clean your potatoes, then bake for 60 minutes. (Or microwave potatoes for about 12 minutes.) Once potatoes are done and tender, slice them in half lengthwise. Using a spoon, begin scooping out the insides of the potatoes until there is just a thin layer of the insides left. Cook the ground beef. Sprinkle your taco seasoning into the beef and mix well into the browned beef. Turn off heat and dividethe beef mixture into the hollowed potato skins. Sprinkle with the shredded cheese and bake until cheese is melted. Place your skins on your serving tray and top with shredded lettuce or red cabbage, diced tomato and chiles, jalapeno (if using), and a dollop of sour cream. Sprinkle with cilantro.

Calories: 372 Fat: 17g Cholesterol: 69mg Sodium: 298mg Vitamin C: 15% Carbohydrates: 21g Fiber: 2g Protein: 19g Potassium: 785mg

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