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Tex-Mex Beef-Topped Potatoes

Tex-Mex Beef-Topped Potatoes

Southwestern spuds make a satisfying main dish. Baked in the microwave, they’re ready to eat in 20 minutes.

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  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 20 min
  • Servings 4
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Ingredients

4
medium baking potatoes
1
lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
2
chipotle chiles in adobo sauce, chopped, if desired
1
can (8 oz) tomato sauce
1
can (4.5 oz) Old El Paso™ chopped green chiles
1/4
cup water
1 1/2
cups shredded Mexican cheese blend (6 oz)

Directions

  • 1 Pierce potatoes several times with fork; place on microwavable paper towel in microwave oven. Microwave on High 11 to 14 minutes or until tender, turning potatoes over and rearranging halfway through cooking. Let stand 3 minutes.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in 10-inch skillet, cook ground beef over medium-high heat, stirring frequently, until thoroughly cooked; drain. Stir in chipotle chiles, tomato sauce, green chiles, water and 1 cup of the cheese. Cook uncovered 2 to 3 minutes, stirring occasionally, until thoroughly heated.
  • 3 Cut potatoes in half lengthwise; place on plates. Mash potatoes slightly with fork. Spoon beef mixture over potatoes; sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup cheese.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
500
(
Calories from Fat
240),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
26g
26%
(Saturated Fat
13g,
13%
Trans Fat
1g
1%
),
Cholesterol
110mg
110%;
Sodium
850mg
850%;
Total Carbohydrate
33g
33%
(Dietary Fiber
4g
4%
  Sugars
5g
5%
),
Protein
33g
33%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
25%;
Vitamin C
20%;
Calcium
35%;
Iron
25%;
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Tips  

Expert Tips

Serve these hearty potatoes with salsa and sour cream, if desired. Then, add a tossed green salad with your favorite dressing to complete the menu.

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