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Pizza Potato Toppers

 Pizza Potato Toppers
Not only is this recipe quick and easy to make, but it's an economical treat as well. I don't know of a more satisfying way to stretch a half pound of meat! —Sheila Friedrich, Antelope, Montana
4 ServingsPrep/Total: 25 min.

Ingredients

  • 4 medium baking potatoes
  • 1/2 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 tomato, chopped
  • 1/2 to 3/4 cup pizza sauce
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • Fresh oregano, basil or parsley, optional

Directions

  • Bake potatoes in a microwave or conventional oven.
  • Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook beef and green pepper with onion
  • until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in tomato and pizza sauce;
  • heat through.
  • Split baked potatoes lengthwise; flake potato center with a fork.
  • Spoon meat mixture into each; top with mozzarella cheese. Sprinkle
  • with oregano, basil or parsley if desired. Yield: 4 servings.
Wine: Full-Bodied Red Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied red wine such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot or Syrah.