Monday, March 5, 2012

Loaded Twice-Baked Potatoes

Potatoes are stuffed with a mixture of lean ground beef and broccoli florets plus reduced-fat sour cream and Cheddar cheese. Now that's comfort!

Pick N Save is helping me out with ground beef on sale and I am pairing it with coupons and coming up with the tastiest money saving around! It is normally $4.29/lb. and I got it for $1.99/lb. to make my featured recipe today.

Loaded Twice-Baked Potatoes
4 medium russet potatoes
8 oz 90%-lean ground beef, (see Variation)
1 cup broccoli florets, finely chopped
1 cup water
1 cup shredded reduced-fat Cheddar cheese, divided
1/2 cup reduced-fat sour cream
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp freshly ground pepper
3 scallions, sliced

1. Pierce potatoes all over with a fork. Place in the microwave and cook on Medium, turning once or twice, until the potatoes are soft, about 20 minutes. (Or use the “potato setting” on your microwave and cook according to the manufacturer’s directions.)

2. Meanwhile, brown meat in a large skillet over medium-high heat, stirring often, about 3 minutes. Transfer to a large bowl. Increase heat to high, add broccoli and water to the pan, cover, and cook until tender, 4 to 5 minutes. Drain the broccoli; add to the meat.

3. Carefully cut off the top third of the cooked potatoes; reserve the tops for another use. Scoop out the insides into a medium bowl. Place the potato shells in a small baking dish. Add 1/2 cup Cheddar, sour cream, salt and pepper to the potato insides and mash with a fork or potato masher. Add scallions and the potato mixture to the broccoli and meat; stir to combine.

4. Evenly divide the potato mixture among the potato shells and top with the remaining 1/2 cup cheese. Microwave on High until the filling is hot and the cheese is melted, 2 to 4 minutes.

Servings: 4

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1/4 of a recipe (11.9 ounces).
Percent daily values based on custom values.
Nutrition information calculated from recipe ingredients.

Amount Per Serving
Calories 381.39
Calories From Fat (42%) 161.23
% Daily Value
Total Fat 17.72g 30%
Saturated Fat 8.4g 76%
Cholesterol 61.1mg 31%
Sodium 561.07mg 23%
Potassium 1162.42mg 33%
Total Carbohydrates 33.31g 15%
Fiber 2.52g 8%
Sugar 0.66g
Protein 22.81g 36%

Recipe Type: Beef, Healthy, Light Meal, Main Course

Source: Eating Well
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Recipe Cost: $5.04 ($3.90 on sale and with coupons)
Serving Cost: $1.26 ($0.98 on sale and with coupons)

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