Taco Loaded Baked Potato

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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!

 

Taco Loaded Baked Potato

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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Taco Loaded Baked Potato

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!! 

 

Taco Loaded Baked Potato

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?

 

Taco Loaded Baked Potato

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

 

Taco Loaded Baked 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! 

 

 

Taco Loaded Baked Potato

Let’s get to this simple family taco night recipe, Taco Loaded Baked Potatoes!  M.

Yield: 4

Taco Loaded Baked Potato

Taco Loaded Baked Potato close up

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!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Wash potatoes, poke holes into them, rub with sea salt (if desired) and place one stainless steel skewers. Bake for one hour.
  3. Brown ground beef with onion. Add taco packet and water and cook per packages instructions.
  4. 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.
  5. Top with warm taco meat, then cheese, then sour cream.
  6. Serve with black olives, tomatoes, lettuce and jalapeños, if desired.

Notes

Great way to use leftover taco meat. Can be adjusted to make however many potatoes you desire.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 1017Total Fat: 67gSaturated Fat: 36gTrans Fat: 2gUnsaturated Fat: 22gCholesterol: 251mgSodium: 1304mgCarbohydrates: 51gFiber: 6gSugar: 8gProtein: 53g

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13 Comments

  1. This is my happy dinner! Tacos and potatoes~. It was so easy to make for one since my hubs is out of town — definitely keeping this one on a regular meal schedule…. so so good! Thanks!

  2. Have just made it! WOW! The meal is delicious! Is there any other suggestions of how to replace the cheddar cheese. I would try the dish with another kind of cheese. Thanks.

  3. These look phenomenal! I love the idea of using the skewer. I’ll have to give that a try! It makes sense that it would help the inside cook!

  4. Wow that’s such a cool way to bake the potatoes, I’ve never tried it this way before! We always wrap them in aluminium foil – but now I’m not sure why we were taught to do it this way. I’m going to experiment with our next batch and see how this mixes things up! 🙂

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