Monday, June 15, 2009

Southwestern Potato Skins Ole'


Yesterday was a crazy day. We had our family reunion on my side. I got busy and didn't get to post :( I hate those kind of busy days. Tonight Brad's sister Roni's coming. This is the sister who just graduated a few weeks ago and Brad flew to California to see it. She's been visiting other family here in Missouri and has been texting Brad. She's not enjoying our humidity! It rained today and the humidity's terrible. She hasn't been here since she was about 12 and now she's 17, so I'm excited to see her. The kids are so excited they are driving me INSANE! So, right now I'm multi-tasking. Roni's on her way, Brad's grilling and I'm trying to finish the sides, set the table, and do this post. We had these potato skins last night. Yes, another yummy taco-ish recipe! It's been a while :) This was really good and I saved the insides of the potatoes for tonights potato salad. Enjoy!


SOUTHWESTERN POTATO SKINS OLE'
6 large baking potatoes, scrubbed
1 lb ground beef
2/3 cup water
1 package taco seasoning
1 chopped onion
1 chopped tomato
1 can sliced black olives, drained
1 cup shredded cheese
Quick Taco Dip (recipe follows)
Pierce and bake potatoes in a 400 oven until tender. Cool. Cut in half; scoop out centers leaving 1/4 inch shell. Reserve pulp for another use (like potato salad like me). Brown beef with onion. Drain. Stir in water and taco seasoning and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and cook 15 minutes. Preheat broiler. Spoon meat mixture into potato shells; top with tomato, olives and cheese. Place on baking sheet and broil until cheese is melted. Top with Quick Taco Dip.

QUICK TACO DIP
2 cups sour cream
1 package taco seasoning

Mix well in a bowl. Refrigerate until ready to serve

13 comments:

Mary at My New 30 said...

Sounds good - I love potato skins!

the ungourmet said...

Yum! These look great! I know everyone at my house would enjoy these. :0)

Denise said...

Love Potato skins. They are a favorite here.

Willoughby said...

Great idea! Enjoy your SIL's visit!

Michelle said...

These look right up my alley! I nominated you for an award!

girlichef said...

YUM! I bet these are totally addicting :)

Delectable Dining said...

These look great-- awesome idea to save the insides for tonight's dish. Enjoy your visit! :)

Chicago Mom said...

I can't wait to try these! Yum! It would also be a great way to use up leftover taco meat from tacos or something. Not that that ever happens in our house... :)

Katy ~ said...

I'll bet this brought your potato skins right over the top. Sounds very tasty! YUM!

Lara said...

Potatoes and taco meat? Sounds like a great combination to me! I get off-kilter when I can't blog too.

MaRiN said...

You have more ways to use taco meat then anyone else I know! You are so creative!

teresa said...

Mmmm, I'll take the whole plate! What a great idea!

Krista said...

Oh wow! These sound great. I have some potatoes to use up...