Prep 20 mins
Cook 20 mins
A Super-Bowl treat! Is the football game stressing you out? Eat this! Did you know Potatoes can lower your blood pressure "UK scientists at the Institute for Food Research have identified blood pressure-lowering compounds called kukoamines in potatoes." Take a look at these Filling, Comforting, Sweet, Spicy Treats! A little healthy after all it is a potato filled with beans are a very good source of cholesterol-lowering fiber. Then I sneak in fresh parsley and fresh thyme providing a Rich Source of Anti-Oxidant Nutrients.
- 4 medium russet potatoes, baked and halved, meat scooped out leaving a 1/4 inch of meat
- olive oil
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
- 1⁄8 teaspoon fresh thyme leave
- 1 tablespoon fresh hot horseradish
- 1⁄2 cup diced smoked ham
- 1⁄2 cup diced swiss cheese or 1⁄2 cup cheddar cheese
- 3⁄4 cup baked beans
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Coat a baking sheet with cooking spray.
- Place the skins on it and then brush them on both sides with olive oil.
- Mix the herbs and horseradish, equally distribute among the skins.
- Topping next with ham, beans then cheese.
- Bake for about 20 minutes, or until they are crispy.
I made these for our Superbowl party tomorrow. I kept a few out to have with dinner tonight. My immediate family LOVED them, so I'm sure they"ll be a HIT tomorrow!! I didn't use the horseradish and used all cheddar. Hopefully I'll have NO TROUBLE with my blood pressure tomorrow,though. GEAUX SAINTS!!
Happily I had already baked potatoes which were in the fridge, so making this was an absolute doddle! Rather than baked beans, I ALSO had in the fridge some chickpea curry, and used that instead, oh yum, very good, lol! Since I knew DD would not like the curry OR baked beans, I made hers with just the ham and cheese, using a little of the scooped out potato flesh to make a hearty potato. Extremely easy and delicious, definitely a make-again, and next time I will use the baked beans, since I am very partial to them! :D Thanks Rita, this treat was made for the French Country Kitchen Herb and Spice of the Month: Januaryâ€�