Baked potatoes stuffed with delicious taco meat and sauteed peppers. You’ll love this fun and easy supper recipe.
You can also make this recipe with baked sweet potatoes as opposed to russets. Either version is pretty darned amazing if you ask me.
Taco Stuffed Baked Potatoes
Baked potatoes stuffed with delicious taco meat and sauteed peppers. You'll love this fun and easy supper recipe.
- 4 Russett baking potatoes washed & scrubbed clean, dry with a paper towel
- 1 Tb extra virgin olive oil
- 2 Tb coconut oil
- 1 red bell pepper seeds removed, sliced into strips
- 1 jalapeno pepper seeds removed, sliced into strips
- 1/2 yellow onion sliced
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 1 lb ground beef or bison
- 1 Tb taco seasoning (See link below recipe)
- 1/4 c water
- sliced scallions
- avocado wedges or guacamole
- hot sauce, optional
- unsalted, organic butter, optional
- lime wedges
To begin, heat your oven to 425 degrees
Rub the outside of the potatoes skins with a little oil. The one tablespoon should be enough for all of the potatoes you are baking. Once they are oiled, puncture the potatoes several times with a fork, then place them on a baking sheet and put them in the oven. Bake the potatoes for 45-60 minutes or until they are cooked through. To test, stab one with a knife. If the knife goes in easily, they are done.
While the potatoes are baking, heat the coconut oil in a small skillet. Toss in the sliced peppers and saute them over low heat until they are tender and have a little color.
In another skillet, saute the ground beef, onion and garlic together, breaking the meat up into smaller pieces as it cooks. Cook them over medium low heat until the meat is browned and cooked through and the onions are tender.
When the meat is cooked, sprinkle in the taco seasoning and pour in the water. Give these a stir and let them cook together until the liquid is absorbed.
To serve, cut open a baked potato. Spread in a little butter if you choose.
Spoon in some of the meat mixture.
Top it with some of the sauteed peppers, a dollop of avocado/guacamole, a squeeze of lime and garnish with the sliced onions.
Store bought taco seasoning contains all sorts of questionable ingredients. To control what you are putting in your food, mix up your own taco seasoning. It’s simple to make and a great addition for many recipes.