THIS quick-and-easy recipe fits in well with a busy schedule. Along with a garden salad, it makes a nice light meal for two, but when we want something more filling, I'll serve this potato with a small broiled steak. -Linda Brausen, Janesville, Wisconsin

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Recipe Summary

10 mins
5 mins
15 mins
2 servings


Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Scrub and pierce potato; place on a microwave-safe plate. Microwave, uncovered, on high for 4-5 minutes or until tender, turning once. Let stand while preparing topping.

  • Crumble meat into a shallow microwave-safe bowl; add onion. Cover and microwave on high for 2 to 2-1/2 minutes or until meat is no longer pink, stirring once; drain. Stir in salsa and Worcestershire sauce. Cut potato in half lengthwise; fluff pulp with fork. Top each half with meat mixture, cheese and sour cream.


Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in an 850-watt microwave. To prepare in a conventional oven, bake potato at 400 degrees F for 40 minutes or until tender. Cook beef and onion in a skillet until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in salsa and Worcestershire sauce. Assemble as directed.

Nutrition Facts

486 calories; protein 17.6g; carbohydrates 37.4g; fat 30.1g; cholesterol 82.3mg; sodium 333.2mg. Full Nutrition


Rating: 3 stars
I gave this 3 stars as written. The meat with only salsa and Worcestershire is pretty bland. I remade them this week using regular taco seasoned meat and perked them up with homemade cheese sauce. My family said this upped it to a 5-star weeknight meal. To serve, I split the potatoes by making an X in the top and squeezing the potato a little to break up the pulp. I then spooned the cheese sauce over, meat, salsa, lettuce, sour cream, tomatoes, black olives, and green onions. I will make these again with the stated changes. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
This is a good way to use leftover taco meat. I did zap the potato. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I nuked the potatos but browned the ground beef & onion in the saute pan. I added a few extra dashes of Worcester sauce for flavor and used Medium Chi-Chi' Garden Fiesta which had large chunks of tomato in there. AWESOME DISH and SUPER FAST!!! LOVE IT! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Amazing. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Wonderful, quick, and easy! I put 2 potatoes in the microwave at once, for 10 minutes total (turning over after 5 minutes), then repeated with another 2 potatoes. I cooked the meat mixture on the stove instead of the microwave - used 1 lb. beef, 1/2 cup chopped onion, and 1 cup chunky salsa (forgot the Worchestershire - wasn't missed though). This meat mixture was the perfect amount for 4 medium baked potatoes. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
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Rating: 3 stars
The upside of this recipe is that it you can use leftover taco meat and you don't have to scoop out the potato. The downside is that the taste isn't mind blowing. It would probably work well as a weekday meal. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
I had some leftover baked potatoes and taco meat so I made this with it. My meat was seasoned with taco seasoning, but I think it would be good with the salsa minus the worc. sauce. I topped mine with the leftover taco fixings too. Great way to use up leftover taco meat. Thanks. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Very good recipe. I made it just as it was written. My teenage son loved it! Read More