The Seasoned Ground Beef make-ahead mixture in this recipe is so versatile for a busy mom and a fun creative alternative to your Twice Baked Potatoes recipe.
Zesty Taco Topped Potatoes
4-6 baked potatoes (bake in oven at 425 degrees for 1 hour or microwave on high for 12 minutes)
1 1/2 cups prepared Make-Ahead Seasoned Ground Beef
1/4 cup water
2 teaspoons taco seasoning(reserve 1 teaspoon)
1/2 teaspoon cumin
3/4 cup shredded taco cheese blend
1/2 cup ranch dressing
Wash and scrub potatoes. Prick several times with a fork. If you have the time, you can place the potatoes in the oven and cook or on a busy night, place potatoes in the microwave and microwave on high 12 minutes.
Add 1 teaspoon of the taco seasoning to ranch dressing. Mix and set aside.
Meanwhile, place seasoned beef mixture in a skillet on low heat, add water, taco seasoning and cumin. (If making this recipe immediately after making the seasoned ground beef mixture, you can omit the water and add ingredients to sauce.) Cover and simmer 5 minutes or until mixture thickens.
When potatoes are fully cooked, slice potatoes lengthwise and fluff with fork. Top with ground beef mixture, cheese and ranch dressing. Other topping such as olives, peppers or sour cream can also be used.