Cheeseburger Stuffed Potatoes, Plus a Week of Dinners
A yummy, kid-friendly meal and 6 more quick, healthy recipes for the whole family
Cheeseburger Stuffed Potatos
PREP: 20 minutes
TOTAL TIME: 1 hour 20 minutes
3 large russet potatoes, scrubbed
1 Tbs olive oil
1 medium onion, chopped
1/2 lb lean ground beef
1 tsp Worcestershie sauce
1/4 cup tomato paste
3 Tbsp parmesan cheese
1/2 tsp salt, plus 1/4 tsp Pepper, to taste
2 Tbsp unsalted butter
2 Tbsp plain low-fat yogurt
6 slices American cheese
1. Preheat oven to 450°F. Prick potatoes several times with a fork and place them directly on oven rack. Bake until tender, 50 to 60 minutes.
2. While potatoes are baking, heat the oil in a deep skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and cook until slightly translucent, about 10 minutes. Add the beef, stirring to break it up, and cook about 5 minutes, until browned.
3. Stir in the Worcestershire sauce, tomato paste, parmesan cheese, 1/2 tsp salt, and pepper to taste. Cook another 5 minutes.
4. Remove potatoes from oven and set aside until cool enough to handle. Cut them in half lengthwise and carefully scoop out the flesh into a mixing bowl, leaving some behind to keep the shells intact. Mash potatoes lightly with a fork, then mix in the butter, yogurt, and 1/4 tsp salt. Set aside.
5. Fill each potato shell with about 2 Tbsp of the cooked hamburger mixture, then top with about 3 Tbsp of the potato mixture, mounding slightly. Top with a slice of American cheese and bake until melted, about 5 minutes. Serve immediately.
Per Serving 413 calories, 23 g fat (10 g saturated), 708 mg sodium, 57 mg cholesterol
Quickie-side suggestion: Toss a bag of chopped romaine lettuce with 6 Tbsp olive oil, 2 Tbsp lemon juice, and parmesan cheese. Salad doesn't get much easier!
Ideas for picky eaters: This is a way fun dish to eat, so you may luck out. If not, just deconstruct it: Put a little mashed potato and beef on the side, and let him eat his cheese straight out of the wrapper.