OK, maybe that idea doesn’t work with everything.
But I think it worked with this.
Way back, I stuffed some buffalo chicken in to sweet potatoes. And I remember that being a good idea. So why not take some ground hamburger, smother it in delicious barbecue sauce and stuff it into a crispy potato skin and layer it with shredded cheddar cheese?
Because that turned out to be a good idea, too.
Recipe for hamburger barbecue stuffed baked potatoes
- 2 russet potatoes
- 1 pound of ground hamburger
- 1 cup ketchup
- 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
- 1/4 cup dijon mustard
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
Coat the potatoes in olive oil and bake at 400 degrees for about 30 minutes or until you can prick them through with a fork.
Remove from the oven, cut them in half and let them cool.
When the potato has cooled and is easy to handle, scoop out the inside, leaving mostly the shell and some potato to hold it together. Reserve the inside to make mashed potatoes for another meal.
Put the potatoes, skin side up, back in the oven on a cookie sheet. Bake for another 10 to 15 minutes at 350 degrees to get a crispy shell.
Brown the hamburger. In a sauce pan, mix the remaining ingredients until well blended, simmering for about 10 minutes.
Toss the hamburger in the sauce and coat.
Remove the potatoes from the oven. Fill the shells with hamburger barbecue. Go on. Let it overflow. Top with shredded cheddar cheese and serve. These also reheat pretty well.