Fireworks and bonfire potatoes - what a great combo. You can have any variety of toppings for the potatoes try traditional sour cream & chives etc etc Use you imagination go wild!
- 8 medium potatoes, same size and shape, foil wrapped and 3/4 cooked
Chili Beef topping
- 1 lb ground beef
- 1 tablespoon chili powder (or less depending how spicy you want it 1 Dash of chili sauce (if you like it hot)
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 (15 ounce) cans chili con carne with beans (I prefer Nalleys)
- 2 cups cheddar cheese, grated
- Bake your potatoes until they are almost cooked.
- About 35 min at 375°F - you can do this ahead of time.
- ------Make the stuffing-------------.
- In a skillet fry the ground beef, crumbling it as you cook.
- Drain off all the fat.
- Stir in the chili powder, salt & chili sauce and continue cooking.
- When fully cooked, stir in the chili con carne.
- You can reheat just before you are serving.
- When you have the bonfire going, place the partially baked potatoes around the edge of the fire.
- Each child is responsible for their own potato (watch them closely so they don't burn).
- You can also have each potato on a metal hot dog stick so it is easier and safer for the children to turn the potatoes.
- When cooked, top with the chili & cheese and enjoy.