Buttery baked potatoes, loaded with taco meat, cheese and sour cream. Served up with lettuce and tomato and all of the taco toppings you can dream up!
It’s no secret how much we love our tacos around here! In fact, most Tuesdays, you’ll find us eating tacos in one way or another! A couple of weeks ago, we enjoyed these Taco Loaded Baked Potatoes, and they went into our normal taco rotation immediately!
We often eat baked potatoes for dinner. It’s a quick meal, and everyone enjoys them. Typically, I just have sour cream, butter, bacon and cheese to stuff them with, and serve a light salad on the side. What’s easier than that?
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PIN this Great Meal Idea Before you Go!
While your potatoes are baking, brown your hamburger with some onion, and season it with a packet of store purchased taco seasoning, or your own homemade taco seasoning.
For the longest time, I have baked my potatoes on a stainless steel skewer. I can’t remember for the life of me, who shared this idea with me? I was told that doing it this way, had the potato cook from both the outside and the inside. I have no scientific proof, I just know that if you like perfectly done potatoes and potato skins like I do, you should give it a try!
If you want to make your meal even easier, make your potatoes ahead, using your slow cooker! My friend, Brandi, at Aunt Bee’s Recipes, even has an Instant Pot Baked Potato recipe! This method would be especially quick for those times when you have some left over taco meat to use.
Ingredients in Loaded Taco Baked Potatoes
- russet baking potatoes
- lean ground beef
- taco seasoning and onion
- butter and sour cream
- shredded cheese
- lettuce, tomatoes, black olives, jalapeños
Can I let you in on a little secret? When it comes to tacos, or Mexican food in general, I don’t think sour cream has a place. It’s a debate here, so I always have it on the table, but for me? ¡No, gracias!
But for these Loaded Taco Baked Potatoes? And for baked potatoes as a whole? YES, Please!!
You can dress them up however you like. In fact, make them your own, with your favorite way to eat tacos! Switch up the meat, chicken, carnitas, shredded beef, topping suggestions; jalapeños, olives, lettuce, tomatoes, avocado, salsa. What would you add?
Look at that! I served the lettuce and tomato on the side, so I could stir the cheese, sour cream and taco meat into the hot baked potato. Eating the “salad” on the side, gave it the full taco effect.
Delicious Baked Potato Recipes
- Reuben Stuffed Baked Potatoes
- Chicken Ala King Baked Potatoes
- White Cheddar Veggie Stuffed Potatoes
- BBQ Chicken Stuffed Baked Potatoes
- Twice Baked Potatoes
- Crab Stuffed Baked Potatoes
- Baked Potatoes with Roasted Garlic & Rosemary Butter
- Four Layer Baked Sweet Potato
I hope that you get the chance to enjoy these for your next Taco Tuesday switch up! Please let me know what you think, if you make them? You can always tag me on social media, too!
Let’s get to this simple family taco night recipe, Taco Loaded Baked Potatoes!
- 4 russet baking potatoes
- 1 pound lean ground beef
- 1/2 cup onion, chopped
- 1 taco seasoning packet, or your own homemade taco seasoning
- 1 stick butter (8 Tablespoons)
- 8 ounce container, sour cream
- 8 ounce package, shredded cheddar cheese
- lettuce, tomato, black olives, jalapeño - for serving
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Wash potatoes, poke holes into them, rub with sea salt (if desired) and place one stainless steel skewers. Bake for one hour.
- Brown ground beef with onion. Add taco packet and water and cook per packages instructions.
- When potatoes are baked, slit down the middle and give a squeeze to break up the potato. Use a fork to fluff potato (if desired). Add 2 Tablespoons of butter to the potato.
- Top with warm taco meat, then cheese, then sour cream.
- Serve with black olives, tomatoes, lettuce and jalapeños, if desired.
Great way to use leftover taco meat. Can be adjusted to make however many potatoes you desire.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 1017 Total Fat: 67g Saturated Fat: 36g Trans Fat: 2g Unsaturated Fat: 22g Cholesterol: 251mg Sodium: 1304mg Carbohydrates: 51g Fiber: 6g Sugar: 8g Protein: 53g