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These Sloppy Joe baked potatoes are from a recipe that was given to me, and I made some changes to suit my family. Quick, hearty, and easy!


Recipe Summary

20 mins
35 mins
15 mins
4 potatoes


Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Prick potatoes several times with a fork and place onto a microwave-safe plate. Microwave for 8 minutes. Turn potatoes over and microwave until tender, about 7 minutes more.

  • While the potatoes are cooking, heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onion, bell pepper, and garlic; cook, stirring occasionally until vegetables are tender, about 7 minutes. Add ground beef, salt, and pepper. Cook, breaking up the meat with a wooden spoon, until no longer pink on the surface, about 6 minutes.

  • Stir in the ketchup, chili sauce, chili powder, and garlic powder; continue cooking until the ground beef is cooked through, 3 to 5 minutes.

  • Split the baked potatoes open lengthwise and gently fluff the flesh with a fork. Top with the hot beef mixture and sprinkle with Cheddar cheese.

Cook's Notes:

You can substitute ground turkey or chicken for the ground beef, if you'd like. Play with the vegetables you add into the meat mixture--you can do carrots, celery, and even beans.

You can also put the finished dish into a preheated oven on broil for a few minutes to brown the cheese.

Nutrition Facts

700 calories; protein 34g; carbohydrates 74g; fat 31.2g; cholesterol 99.3mg; sodium 1298.7mg. Full Nutrition