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Idaho Tacos

In Ozona, Texas, Kaleta Shepperson loads her potatoes with a taco topping that's quick, easy and flavorful. "Everyone who tries these potatoes likes them," she comments. "They're almost a meal by themselves. I serve them with breadsticks, a green salad and dessert."
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 envelope taco seasoning
  • 4 hot baked potatoes
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup chopped green onions
  • Salsa, optional


  • In a large skillet, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Add taco seasoning; prepare according to package directions.
  • With a sharp knife, cut an X in the top of each potato; fluff pulp with a fork. Top with taco meat, cheese and onions. Serve with salsa if desired.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 601 calories, 18g fat (9g saturated fat), 90mg cholesterol, 990mg sodium, 76g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 7g fiber), 34g protein.

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  • justmbeth
    Dec 28, 2017

    I paired this with soup for a quick weeknight meal on a cold night. Also topped with a bit of sour cream.

  • darowan07
    Oct 11, 2011

    I was browsing and swa these! these are a regular at our dinner table we call them Taco potatoes! I like to use ground turkey when I have it but everything else is just the same! tastes yummy with a dollup of plain yogurt or sour cream on top!

  • ReneeC___NCalif
    Oct 5, 2008

    Thanks for reminding me...we haven't had this in quite some time now. This makes a quick & great tasting meal.:)

  • tartec98
    Oct 5, 2008

    These are very filling, delicious, and easy! One of our family favorites. If you make a double recipe of taco meat at the beginning of the week, you can use it for the potatoes one night and taco salad another.