Olé Salsa Potatoes

Skip the taco shell and spoon the filling onto tender baked potatoes. A microwave has it ready in 20 minutes.

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  • prep time 20 min
  • total time 20 min
  • ingredients 7
  • servings 4
 

Ingredients

4
large baking potatoes (about 8 oz each)
1
lb extra-lean (at least 90%) ground beef
1/2
cup Old El Paso™ Thick 'n Chunky salsa
1
teaspoon chili powder
1
cup shredded Cheddar cheese (4 oz)
Sour cream, if desired
Additional Old El Paso™ Thick 'n Chunky salsa, if desired

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LOCATION

Steps

  • 1 Pierce potatoes several times with fork. Place on microwavable paper towel in microwave oven. Microwave on High 10 to 13 minutes or until tender, turning potatoes over and rearranging halfway through cooking. Let stand in microwave oven 5 minutes.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in 10-inch nonstick skillet, cook ground beef over medium-high heat 5 to 7 minutes, stirring frequently, until thoroughly cooked; drain if necessary. Stir in 1/2 cup salsa and the chili powder.
  • 3 Cut potatoes in half lengthwise; place 2 halves on each plate. Spoon beef mixture evenly over potatoes. Sprinkle 1/4 cup cheese over each serving. Serve with sour cream and additional salsa.
  • 1 Pierce potatoes several times with fork. Place on microwavable paper towel in microwave oven. Microwave on High 10 to 13 minutes or until tender, turning potatoes over and rearranging halfway through cooking. Let stand in microwave oven 5 minutes.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in 10-inch nonstick skillet, cook ground beef over medium-high heat 5 to 7 minutes, stirring frequently, until thoroughly cooked; drain if necessary. Stir in 1/2 cup salsa and the chili powder.
  • 3 Cut potatoes in half lengthwise; place 2 halves on each plate. Spoon beef mixture evenly over potatoes. Sprinkle 1/4 cup cheese over each serving. Serve with sour cream and additional salsa.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

Lightly press down and roll each "baked" potato on the kitchen counter before cutting it in half. This softens the flesh of the potato and makes it easier to eat.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
470
(
Calories from Fat
170),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
19g
19%
(Saturated Fat
10g,
10%
Trans Fat
1g
1%
),
Cholesterol
100mg
100%;
Sodium
470mg
470%;
Total Carbohydrate
43g
43%
(Dietary Fiber
3g
3%
  Sugars
3g
3%
),
Protein
32g
32%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%;
Vitamin C
20%;
Calcium
15%;
Iron
20%;
Exchanges:
3 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 3 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.