Dec 7, 2009

Twice Baked Beef Potatoes

There wasn’t a great deal left to cook with in my fridge, but the thought of having to face the cold wind and rain that had beaten on my window pane all day, was all the conviction I needed to stay home and make do with whatever I still had. Did I mention my only form of transportation at that moment was my mommy bike? Right.

Fortunately it turned out to be one of my brighter ideas! Take everything that is good in life and stuff it in a big ole potato. It’s really that simple. Or maybe I’m simple. Either way, this was a seriously good meal! 

Ingredients:

4 large potatoes
1 small onion
1 medium leek
1/2 bell pepper
12oz ground beef
3 tsp tomato paste
1/2 a cup corn
1/2 a cup water
knob of butter
splash of milk
grated cheese
ketchup
BBQ sauce
HP sauce
mustard
curry powder (I used 1/2 a tsp)
seasoned salt
pepper
salt



Directions:

Aside from onions, here’s another food item I’ll never run out of; potatoes. A girl’s gotta prioritize. I’ve used four really big ones.

Gave them a really good scrub—and trust me, they needed it—brushed them with some olive oil and sprinkled a generous amount of salt all over them.

 

Bake the potatoes in a preheated oven at 400F (200C) for about an hour. This depends on the size of your potatoes, of course.

 

I defrosted the last package of ground beef from my freezer (and then forgot to put it on the shopping list. Story of my life). This was 12oz and that was plenty. Anymore and the potatoes would have been overloaded, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing, mind you.
Twice Baked Beef Potatoes

I’m sparing your scroll finger here by stuffing 10 photos in one big image. You can thank me later!

I’ve seasoned the ground beef with salt (1 tsp), a generous amount of black pepper, 1/2 a tsp curry powder, a pinch of mace, a splash of HP sauce (or use Worcestershire sauce and some extra ketchup), some run of the mill yellow mustard, a few drops Tabasco and a tiny squeeze of Heinz ketchup. Mix it all up.
 Twice Baked Beef Potatoes

Finely chop the onion, bell pepper and leek. And grate the garlic. Play with the ingredients, just use whatever you have on hand.
Twice Baked Beef Potatoes

Brown the beef in a skillet or Dutch oven.
Twice Baked Beef Potatoes

Until it loses its rawness. Then add the vegetables and cook for 5 minutes over low heat.
Twice Baked Beef Potatoes

Add 3 tsp tomato paste, a tiny splash of bbq sauce for a hint of extra flavor and sweetness, and 1/2 a cup of water. Combine all ingredients. Told you I had to clean out my fridge, so I also added 1/2 cup leftover corn—turned out to be a great move. Simmer the beef and vegetables over low heat for about 10 minutes. Until most of the liquid has vaporized.
Twice Baked Beef Potatoes

In the mean time the potatoes will be done.
Twice Baked Beef Potatoes

Cut them in half and scoop out the innards, but leave about 1/2 an inch potato in there.
Twice Baked Beef Potatoes

Place the potato shells back in the oven tray.
Twice Baked Beef Potatoes

Add a knob of butter and a splash of milk—the amount depends on the consistency you’re after—but really, no need to add a full stick of butter, just a knob will do. Season the potatoes with (Lawry’s) seasoned salt and black pepper to taste and mash them. Add as much or as little cheese as you like and stir it in.
Twice Baked Beef Potatoes

Fill the potato shells halfway with the beef & vegetable mix. Press it down with a spoon. Top with the fluffy cheese potatoes and sprinkle a little extra cheese on top.
Twice Baked Beef Potatoes

Put them back in the oven for 15 to 20 minutes. Until they’re steaming hot and the cheese has browned.

Twice Baked Beef Potatoes 

Just look at them! They were so good. So tasty. I got to stay cooped up inside a warm and cozy house and got to eat these! It just doesn’t get any better than that!
Twice Baked Beef Potatoes

Note: I always cook too much, yesterday was no exception. So I stored several of them in the fridge overnight and reheated them for lunch. They were still absolutely amazing! The flavor of the meat seemed even more intense! 

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Twice Baked Beef Potatoes
Ingredients
    4 large potatoes
    1 small onion
    1 medium leek
    1/2 bell pepper
    12oz ground beef
    3 tsp tomato paste
    1/2 a cup corn
    1/2 a cup water
    knob of butter
    splash of milk
    grated cheese
    ketchup
    BBQ sauce
    HP sauce
    mustard
    curry powder (I used 1/2 a tsp)
    seasoned salt
    pepper
    salt
Directions
    Scrub your potatoes, brush them with some olive oil and sprinkle a generous amount of salt all over them. Bake the potatoes in a preheated oven at 400F (200C) for about an hour. This depends on the size of your potatoes, of course.

    Season the ground beef with salt (1 tsp), a generous amount of black pepper, 1/2 a tsp curry powder, a pinch of mace, a splash of HP sauce (or use Worcestershire sauce and some extra ketchup), some run of the mill yellow mustard, a few drops Tabasco and a tiny squeeze of Heinz ketchup. Mix it all up.

    Finely chop the onion, bell pepper and leek and grate the garlic. Brown the ground beefuntil it loses its rawness. Add the vegetables and cook for 5 minutes over low heat. Add 3 tsp tomato paste, a tiny splash of bbq sauce for a hint of extra flavor and sweetness, and 1/2 a cup of water. Combine all ingredients. Told you I had to clean out my fridge, so I also added 1/2 cup leftover corn—turned out to be a great move. Simmer the beef and vegetables over low heat for about 10 minutes. Until most of the liquid has vaporized.

    Once the potatoes are done, cut them in half and scoop out the innards, but leave about 1/2 an inch potato in there. Place the potato shells back in the oven tray.

    Add a knob of butter and a splash of milk—the amount depends on the consistency you’re after—but really, no need to add a full stick of butter, just a knob will do. Season the potatoes with (Lawry’s) seasoned salt and black pepper to taste and mash them. Add as much or as little cheese as you like and stir it in.

    Fill the potato shells halfway with the beef & vegetable mix. Press it down with a spoon. Top with the fluffy cheese potatoes and sprinkle a little extra cheese on top. Put them back in the oven for 15 to 20 minutes. Until they’re steaming hot and the cheese has browned.
Meal type: sauce
Servings: 4
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    27 Comments »

    1. 1

      lord, I’m gonna make these with my veggi shepherd’s pie recipe that took me years to recreate after I’d eaten it in melbourne – lentils, mushrooms and tomatoes in a vegetarian gravy, it’s gonna be great. thanks for the idea.

      lily on Dec 7, 2009 @ 10:48 am Reply
    2. 2

      Now this I could eat! ;-) Love food like this .

      Sue on Dec 7, 2009 @ 10:52 am Reply
    3. 3

      these are like mini shepherd’s pies! i must try this very soon, i know my husband will love it!

      terri on Dec 7, 2009 @ 2:59 pm Reply
    4. 4

      Wonderful! I think we’ll try these for lunch today. :)

      Jessica the hedgehog on Dec 7, 2009 @ 4:49 pm Reply
    5. 5

      OH YEAH!! I save everything after a meal so I can toss it all together into… SOMEthing. I usually make my own version of a “stoup”, but the potato really excites me! Thanks!

      Trish in MO on Dec 7, 2009 @ 5:37 pm Reply
    6. 6

      Before I married and had a family to cook for I worked along one of the best chefs in our big city at the time(25 yrs ago!). We made many many Twice Baked Potatoes for Senator’s banquets and such. Yet I have never eaten one or served them to my family. As we ate our dry baked potato the other night I was once again telling my children about my “favorite job” and wondered how many delicious looking baked potatoes did I pipe the cheesy filling into.
      Guess what will be served for dinner tonight? With seeing this scrumptious recipe I am not putting off another day of not having ever eaten a Twice Baked Potato! Thanks for kicking me in gear….finally!

      Kath on Dec 7, 2009 @ 5:39 pm Reply
    7. 7

      THIS is what is for dinner tonight. Thanks, Kay!

      elizabethk on Dec 7, 2009 @ 6:48 pm Reply
    8. 8

      perfect for lunch today as I have all the ingredients plus it is pouring down rain…………thanks Kay

      doodles on Dec 7, 2009 @ 9:37 pm Reply
    9. 9

      Those are very cool, like self contained shepherd’s pies!

      Chris on Dec 8, 2009 @ 12:07 am Reply
    10. 10

      Those baked potatoes look so good! I like the sound of the meat filling.

      Kevin on Dec 8, 2009 @ 3:19 am Reply
    11. 11

      The Twice Bakes were delicious!!! Kids loved them too!! I posted my version of them!!

      Kath on Dec 8, 2009 @ 5:22 pm Reply
    12. 12

      made these for lunch yesterday…….husband thought I was a genius…………..I had to admit it was you!!

      only had a half pound ground beef and left out the corm……………still XLNT!!!

      doodles on Dec 8, 2009 @ 6:00 pm Reply
    13. 13

      Het water loopt me nu echt in de mond! Hoe kom je op die geweldige ideeën? Dit ga ik deze week maken! Heerlijk!

      Love2bake on Dec 8, 2009 @ 8:28 pm Reply
    14. 14

      Vergeet helemaal te vertellen, dat ik je witlof schotel heb gemaakt en het was heerlijk, heb alleen de ham door kipfilet vervangen, maar was super lekker!

      Love2bake on Dec 8, 2009 @ 8:30 pm Reply
    15. 15

      Ok, it’s cold and rainy here in Atlanta today and I don’t want to drag the kids out to the store either. This is so perfect!! I have baking potatoes and I have ground beef, I also have some of the other ingredients you listed but not all so I’ll wing it and see what I come up with. Yay!! That you for some inspiration, now I just need to get the potatoes baking and defrost the beef.

      Christina H on Dec 8, 2009 @ 9:41 pm Reply
    16. 16

      Thanks for the idea Kay! I made these tonight with ground turkey and they came out beautifully. Yum!

      Rita on Dec 9, 2009 @ 6:21 am Reply
    17. 17

      Another winner! Looks fantastic!

      Debbie in GA on Dec 9, 2009 @ 5:00 pm Reply
    18. 18

      MMMMM…these sound wonderful. My mom makes a similar version but uses bacon instead of beef. thanks for the great recipe!

      Brad on Dec 9, 2009 @ 10:24 pm Reply
    19. 19

      Yummy!! I love stuffed potatoes!

      Stephanie on Dec 10, 2009 @ 1:08 am Reply
    20. 20

      I love stuffed potatoes too. Nothing like a great recipe to try. Thanks for the great info!

      Fish Recipes on Dec 10, 2009 @ 4:51 am Reply
    21. 21

      Looks and sounds delicious! Love the recipe and the step by step photos. This is my first time visiting, great blog!

      Azita on Dec 10, 2009 @ 3:18 pm Reply
    22. 22

      I finally made these tonight. I love the curry powder in the beef! They were awesome! I have one left over for lunch tomorrow.

      Diane on Dec 17, 2009 @ 3:14 am Reply
    23. 23

      I made these last night and improvised some due to lack of a few things like BBQ sauce and added some A-1 steak sauce. These were great a huge hit with my family. ps I ate one for breakfast this morning and it was yummy

      Lisa on Dec 17, 2009 @ 4:55 pm Reply
    24. 24

      Amazing Recipes!

      Receita de Chocolate on May 9, 2010 @ 5:17 am Reply
    25. 25

      Making them now. Can’t wait to try them! They look delish in the pictures!

      Adrienne on Feb 6, 2011 @ 11:40 pm Reply

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