Fried potato skins are stuffed with a cheesy beef mixture and mashed potatoes, and seasoned with chili powder.

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Ingredients

20
Original recipe yields 20 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a microwave, cook potatoes on high heat until soft, 15 to 20 minutes. Turn and rearrange potatoes for even cooking every few minutes.

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  • Heat oil in a large, heavy skillet or deep-fryer to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Cut potatoes in half lengthwise, and scoop out center of potatoes, leaving about 1/4 inch on the skins. Place scooped out potato in a medium bowl, and mash together with margarine and salt. Set aside.

  • Fry skins in the hot oil, turning occasionally until golden brown, about 5 minutes. Drain on paper towels.

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Place ground beef in a large skillet, and cook over medium-high heat until evenly brown; drain. Mix in chili seasoning and processed cheese. Cook and stir until cheese is melted.

  • Stuff potato skins with the ground beef mixture, and top with mashed potato mixture. Sprinkle the tops with chili powder. Arrange stuffed skins in a single layer on a large baking sheet, and bake in the preheated oven 15 minutes, or until mashed potatoes are lightly browned.

Note

We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount may vary depending on cook time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.

Nutrition Facts

241 calories; protein 10.4g 21% DV; carbohydrates 21.3g 7% DV; fat 13.1g 20% DV; cholesterol 32mg 11% DV; sodium 499.2mg 20% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (8)

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Rating: 4 stars
06/24/2012
Hubby loved these - so why 4 stars not 5. I don't like the frying step and it isn't needed. I did a couple of things differently. I microwaved the potatoes - let cool and scooped out the insides - then sprayed the skins with cooking spray and into a 400 degree oven for 10 minutes to get crispy. The meat & chili seasoning needs to have some water added and then cooked together. I used Kraft slices as that is what I had on hand. (Cheddar or Jack would work well too.) I put a slice on the inside of each skin and then mixed some with the chili meat and then some on top. Mashed the taters with butter and milk sprinkled with paprika. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
12/23/2006
These did not have that great of taste for all the work that you go through. Presentation is nice. Read More
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  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
06/24/2012
Hubby loved these - so why 4 stars not 5. I don't like the frying step and it isn't needed. I did a couple of things differently. I microwaved the potatoes - let cool and scooped out the insides - then sprayed the skins with cooking spray and into a 400 degree oven for 10 minutes to get crispy. The meat & chili seasoning needs to have some water added and then cooked together. I used Kraft slices as that is what I had on hand. (Cheddar or Jack would work well too.) I put a slice on the inside of each skin and then mixed some with the chili meat and then some on top. Mashed the taters with butter and milk sprinkled with paprika. Read More
(8)
Rating: 5 stars
11/05/2003
These were good- I followed the recipe exactly the first time the second time I added paprika and 2 TBS of the processed cheese to the mashed potato mixture- fabulous!! Read More
(7)
Rating: 2 stars
12/23/2006
These did not have that great of taste for all the work that you go through. Presentation is nice. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/28/2006
Loved it I did add shredded cheese over the top. Family gave it an 8 out of 10. Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
10/31/2003
These are the best potato skins I've ever had we ate them for a main dish. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/05/2018
I personally love potato skins so to watch other people making them and learning how they are made was exciting.Actually potato skins are on of my favorite foods because I love fresh potatoes cheese bacon and sour cream.The only thing I would say is that when people are making them make sure they are big enough so they fill you up more as a meal than a snack. Also I think if your someone who's trying to have a small party game night etc.... you should really consider making this appetizer because it is a good appetizer to serve while their waiting on the big meal to be done but if your trying to cook potato skins as a meal for dinner or something the only thing to me that would go good with it would be a steak. Lastly potato skins are very easy to make so I recommend it to everyone. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
05/21/2013
This was just okay until I started adding my own twist. This meat was suppose to be "chili" but not much chili flavor. I added one large garlic clove a heaping tablespoon of Oscar Meyer Hickory smoked Real bacon bits one heaping tablespoon of ketchup; cayenne pepper black pepper and oregano to taste. Since it needed to simmer for a few minutes to absorb the flavor I added chicken stock. I did not fry the potato skins I baked them for a few minutes. I also added fresh chopped scallions to the top once it was done baking. Much better. Now it's five stars!!! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
03/12/2013
This was fantastic!!! I follwed a fellow reviewer and added shredded cheese to tops before baking and also baked with cooking sprayed skins instead of frying. Turned out sooo good! There was only three of us and we ate all of them! no leftovers! In my house you know thats a keeper!!! Read More