When you’re broke, packing, and starving where do you turn?
Potatoes fill the void like no other. They’re cheap, filling, and extremely versatile. We’ve been munching on potatoes for the last several weeks while we scrounge every penny to buy our first house.
Tired of mashed potatoes, baked potatoes and fries? There is another way: dinner potatoes!
I love stuffing potatoes with whatever my heart desires. I’ve done the Papa Verde-style sweet potatoes (a la Jason’s Deli), broccoli cheddar stuffed potatoes, and barbecue chicken stuffed potatoes. We had 5 pounds of ground beef on hand this weekend, though, so I thought I’d stuff them with that.
Not all 5 pounds of beef, obviously. I did use a good chunk of beef, though.
These cheeseburger potatoes are absolutely amazing. They took no time to make and were a great meal to fill you up. The potatoes also tasted wonderful because I baked them unlike I’ve ever baked them before…without foil. This way of baking was born out of my need to buy more foil. I thought it wasn’t going to work, but I was surprised when these potatoes turned out far better than expected.
Here’s how you do that: clean your potatoes vigorously, brush with oil and sprinkle coarse sea salt on top. Lay them on a baking sheet and bake at 400 for at least 45 minutes.
In the end you get this crispy exterior and soft interior. They’re great if you like eating the skins (my husband loves potato skins). I highly recommend this way of baking your potatoes!
BBQ Cheeseburger Stuffed Potatoes
Fluffy baked potatoes stuffed with a barbecue cheeseburger mixture for an all-in-one dinner.
- 2 lbs. ground beef
- 5-6 medium-sized Russet potatoes, scrubbed well
- 2 TBS. olive oil
- 2 TBS. coarse sea salt
- 3 TBS. Worcestershire sauce
- 1/2 cup barbecue sauce
- 3-4 strips cooked bacon, crumbled
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Brush oil on potatoes and lay on a baking sheet. Sprinkle coarse sea salt on top. Bake potatoes for 45 minutes to an hour or until potatoes are tender.
- Meanwhile, heat a large pan over medium-high heat. Add beef and cook until browned, about 4-5 minutes. Drain grease from beef. Stir in Worcestershire sauce, barbecue sauce and bacon. Remove from heat.
- Cut open potatoes and fluff lightly with a fork. Spoon barbecue beef mixture inside and top with shredded cheese.