Tex-Mex Beef-Topped Potatoes

Tex-Mex Beef-Topped Potatoes

Southwestern spuds make a satisfying main dish. Baked in the microwave, they’re ready to eat in 20 minutes.

Prep Time

20

Minutes

Total Time

20

Minutes

Makes

4

servings

4
medium baking potatoes
1
lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
2
chipotle chiles in adobo sauce, chopped, if desired
1
can (8 oz) tomato sauce
1
can (4.5 oz) Old El Paso® chopped green chiles
1/4
cup water
1 1/2
cups shredded Mexican cheese blend (6 oz)
  1. Pierce potatoes several times with fork; place on microwavable paper towel in microwave oven. Microwave on High 11 to 14 minutes or until tender, turning potatoes over and rearranging halfway through cooking. Let stand 3 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, in 10-inch skillet, cook ground beef over medium-high heat, stirring frequently, until thoroughly cooked; drain. Stir in chipotle chiles, tomato sauce, green chiles, water and 1 cup of the cheese. Cook uncovered 2 to 3 minutes, stirring occasionally, until thoroughly heated.
  3. Cut potatoes in half lengthwise; place on plates. Mash potatoes slightly with fork. Spoon beef mixture over potatoes; sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup cheese.
Makes 4 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Tip
Serve these hearty potatoes with salsa and sour cream, if desired. Then, add a tossed green salad with your favorite dressing to complete the menu.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 500
    • (Calories from Fat 240),
  • Total Fat 26g
    • (Saturated Fat 13g,
    • Trans Fat 1g),
  • Cholesterol 110mg;
  • Sodium 850mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 33g
    • (Dietary Fiber 4g,
    • Sugars 5g),
  • Protein 33g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 2 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 0 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 1 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.