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Beef, Chili 'N' Cheddar Topped Potatoes

Beef, Chili 'N' Cheddar Topped PotatoesThe best ground beef potato topper in the Southwest!

Recipe Ingredients:

1 1/2 pounds ground beef
4 medium baking potatoes
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 (15-ounce) can chili with beans
1 1/2 cup shredded mild cheddar cheese - divided use
1/4 cup sliced green onions

Cooking Directions:

  1. Pierce potatoes with fork. Microwave on high 11 to 13 minutes or until tender, rotating 1/4-turn after 6 minutes. Let stand 5 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, in large skillet, brown ground beef over medium-high heat 6 to 8 minutes or until beef is no longer pink.
  3. Pour off drippings and stir in chili powder and 1/2 teaspoon salt.
  4. Add beans and 1 cup cheese. Cook and stir until heated through.
  5. Cut a slit lengthwise in potatoes. Fluff potato with fork. Season potatoes with salt and pepper, if desired.
  6. Spoon equal amounts of beef mixture over each potato. Top with remaining cheese and green onions.

Makes 4 servings.

Recipe and photograph courtesy of The Beef Checkoff.