Idaho Tacos

"This is a quick, filling meal that is high in flavor. It contains your vegetables, dairy and meat all in one easy dish. Cooking time does not include the time needed to bake (or nuke) the potatoes."
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  • Cook the ground beef til browned, then drain.
  • Add the taco seasoning and prepare according to package instructions.
  • With a sharp knife, cut an X in the top of each fresh, hot baked potato. Fluff pulp with a fork.
  • Top each potato with taco meat, cheese and green onion.
  • Serve with bowls of salsa and sour cream and add as desired.

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  1. Robin R.
    This is a simple idea that had never occurred to me to try. I don't use pre-made seasoning packets, instead flavoring the beef with some chili powder, cumin, seasoned salt and a couple of Tbs of salsa. The whole family loved these, and were done in under 20 minutes, as we microwaved the potatoes. We'll be having these again soon.
  2. Lavender Lynn
    This is a great, easy meal that everyone with a family to feed needs to have in the mix. I do suggest a real oven-baked potato for quality, but ours was cooked in a crock pot and they can also be nuked for convenience. Taco stuffing in a potato is a pleasant surprise to those who haven't tried it and comfort food for those familiar with it. We have been doing something similar for years, calling it "Irish tacos." Kids love them, and they can be done salad-bar style with varied toppings so picky eaters can build their own. Made for Top Favorites of 2009.
  3. Wing-Man
    Very good for me and the wife said fabulous. I added onion, green chiles and a fresh jalapeno to the meat. Topped with tortilla strips. Thanks.
  4. Faeanne
    This was wonderful, yet so simple. This probably won't go in our regular rotation, but we all really liked it and will be great to make when we want something different.
  5. invictus
    What a great week night meal. Everybody at the table enjoyed it. Made exactly as written and wouldn't change a thing.


  1. Food Snob
    This was excellent! The sour cream is a must for us, lol. I used fresh chopped tomatoes instead of salsa. This will definitely be added into our regular menu plans. :) I also think this would be a great lunch box item in a thermos.
  2. Ruby 2
    I made this last evening using Morningstar soy crumbles instead of ground beef. This was absolutely fabulous! Everyone loved it. I used 244839 as the taco seasoning, and added 2/3 cup water to the skillet. Only complaint is that now I have to go back to the grocery store today to buy more potatoes, as everyone is asking when I will be making it again! Thank you~


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