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Taco Potato Shells

Rated as 4.36 out of 5 Stars

"My husband, Alex, loves hearty meals, so this meat-and-potato dish is right up his alley! Some times I serve the leftover pulp as mashed potatoes on the side. - Kathy Ravis, Vermillion, Ohio"
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Ingredients

2 h 10 m servings
Original recipe yields 6 servings

Directions

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  1. Scrub and pierce potatoes. Bake at 375 degrees F for 1 hour or until tender. When cool enough to handle, cut potatoes in half lengthwise. Carefully scoop out pulp, leaving a thin shell (refrigerate pulp for another use). Brush inside and outside of potato shells with butter. Place cut side up on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake, uncovered, at 375 degrees F for 20 minutes. Meanwhile, in a skillet, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Add tomatoes and taco seasoning. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 20 minutes. Spoon into potato shells; sprinkle with cheese. Bake, uncovered, 5-10 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Top with sour cream and onions.

Footnotes

  • Taco Potato Shells also make a hearty appetizer. Cut the potato shells into wedges, top with the meat mixture and cheese. Bake as directed; serve with sour cream and onions.

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Most helpful positive review

This has long since been a family favorite of ours. It's great on Monday ... bake and cut the potato on Sunday. I make this with green beans and serve with Salsa.

Most helpful critical review

I really liked these, but no one else in the family did, and I didn't think they were good enough to justify all the work.

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This has long since been a family favorite of ours. It's great on Monday ... bake and cut the potato on Sunday. I make this with green beans and serve with Salsa.

I made this with one can of Italian seasoned diced tomatoes and mozzarella instead! I also put a can of beans in and less ground beef. (that would have been better with the taco flavor. Anywa...

These were kinda time consuming but AMAZING! I used turkey burger instead to lower fat and also used olive oil with garlic salt to coat the shells. I made my own taco seasoning and used tomato's...

great, we loved it.

Both DH and I loved this one. My picky son even ate it. It reheated great. I also added corn to the filling and chopped green chiles. I will be making these again. It's well worth all the w...

So AWESOME!! A new favorite in our family for sure. It gave the kind of getting boring taco or burrito dinners a whole new twist. The potato had a yummy crunch from the baking prior to the fill...

This is a great recipe! The only thing that I changed was I used ground turkey and a cheesy taco seasoning. I also put the meat in the shells and melted the cheese on top but set aside tomatoe...

I really liked these, but no one else in the family did, and I didn't think they were good enough to justify all the work.

Despite all the work to do these it is well worth it. Absolutely delicious and two thumbs up from hubby. I followed others suggestions and baked the potato the previous day.