Beef-Stuffed Baked Potatoes
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Here, tender potatoes are stuffed with a seasoned meat filling and baked in an earthy tomato sauce. This filling dish is a good source of fiber and protein.
Recipe type: Meaty Mediterranean Lunches
Serves: 6 potatoes
  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1 large white onion, finely chopped
  • 4 TB. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 TB. seven spices
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 6 large potatoes, peeled
  • 1 (16-oz.) can plain tomato sauce
  • 1 TB. fresh thyme
  • 1 tsp. dried oregano
  • 1 tsp. ground black pepper
  • [1/2] tsp. garlic powder
  1. In a large skillet over medium heat, brown beef for 5 minutes, breaking up chunks with a wooden spoon.
  2. Add white onion, 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, seven spices, and 1 teaspoon salt, and cook for 5 minutes.
  3. Preheat the oven to 450ºF.
  4. Trim bottoms of potatoes so they'll stand on end. Cut off the top [1/4] of potatoes, and set aside. Core out inside of potatoes and set aside to use in another recipe.
  5. Stand potatoes inside a large casserole dish. Fill each potato with 3 tablespoons meat mixture, and place potato tops back on potatoes. Evenly drizzle potatoes with remaining 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, and bake for 15 minutes.
  6. Meanwhile, in a 2-quart pot over medium heat, combine tomato sauce, remaining 1 teaspoon salt, thyme, oregano, black pepper, and garlic powder. Simmer for 10 minutes.
  7. After potatoes have baked for 15 minutes, pour sauce mixture in the casserole dish around potatoes, and bake for 10 minutes.
  8. Serve warm.
Tasty Tip
If you don't want beef, you can replace it with lamb or even ground turkey instead.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 potato Calories: 525 Fat: 19g Saturated fat: 5g Carbohydrates: 69g Sodium: 1,058mg Fiber: 8g Protein: 21g Cholesterol: 44mg



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