Friday, November 30

Beefy Baked Potatoes: Cook Once Eat Thrice Meal 3

Sweet and Spicy picadillo makes a great potato topper. Using leftovers from this previous fun easy meal  makes it genius. The only thing you have to do is throw the potatoes in the oven with a few things and reheat the meat mixture. Easy Peasy. You'll love this!!  I hope you enjoy this meaty, potato-y filling meal. My hubby doesn't really care for baked potatoes but hes not home tonight. Besides, growing up in the Northwest I assure I know how to do a good potato meal and heard plenty Idaho potato jokes over the years. 

Makes 2-3 adult servings (depending on how hungry you are)


I had 1 1/4 cup of picadillo leftover (approx 10 oz). If you don't have this leftover no worries make click on the recipe above to make this yummy, beefy mixture. If you only are planning on this meal make sure you quarter the recipe. 

1. Preheat your oven to 400

2. Grab one brown medium sized russet potato per adult serving. Although my 3 year old ate a whole one himself but he is a good eater. Put 4 small slits with a knife or fork in each potato. 

3. Pull the leftovers out of the fridge. Add 
 1 tsp chili powder, 1 tsp smoked sweet paprika, and 1 tsp dried parsley flakes to the mix to rev up the taste. 

5. Pull out a baking dish and use the baking dish or a towel - drizzle each potato with olive oil and salt. Rub both all over the potatoes - will make the skin super yummy. The skin has the vitamins anyways - why not treat it special. Some will oil and salt will fall off - no big deal. 

6. Bake the potatoes for 45-50  minutes if they are fork tender they are done. You should be able to slide a fork in easily. The skin will be crispy and yummy. The inside will be super fluffy. 

look how fluffy these are - this why you don't use foil

7. Pull the potatoes out of the oven - slit them open and let them start cooling just a bit. 

8. Use the microwave or the stove to reheat the meat mixture. 

9. Top the potatoes with meat and a small handful (1/4 cup) of shredded mozzarella cheese.

Hope you love this AMAZING meal as much I did!  Take the night off and relax knowing you only dirtied one pan while cooking. Save time, Save energy, and money and enjoy your fall leftovers. 

From my kitchen to yours! 

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