Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Cheeseburger Stuffed Twice Baked Potatoes

Who doesn’t love a cheeseburger?? Well here is a great twist for you, take that delicious cheeseburger and stuff it into a baked potato.

These potatoes were so good. You make the filling then add a homemade cheese sauce to it, spoon it into soft fluffy baked potatoes, add more cheese and bake again until they are bubbly and crisp.

What you need,

For the filling,
½ lb. lean ground beef
¼ cup onion, finely diced
1 tsp. Worcestershire Sauce
2 tbsp. yellow mustard
4 tbsp. ketchup
2 tbsp. dill relish
Salt and Pepper to taste

For the cheese sauce,
2 tsp. butter
2 tsp. all-purpose flour
¼ tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. black pepper
½ cup milk (I used 1% because it is what I had)
8 cheese slices, chopped

4 medium Idaho or Russet potatoes
2 cheese slices for topping

Start by baking your potatoes. Heat your oven to 350 degrees.
Rub the potatoes with a little oil and sprinkle with a little salt and pepper. Poke each potatoes a few times with a sharp knife.

Place right on the rack in the middle of the oven and cook for 1 hour, or until the potatoes are tender. Depending on how big your potatoes are you may need to cook them longer.

When they are cooked through remove them from the oven and place on a cooling rack until they are cool enough to handle.

Cut roughly the top 1/3 off each potato. Scoop out the flesh leaving about ¼ inch shell. Be careful not to go all the way through.

To make the cheese sauce, melt the butter in a medium sauce pan over medium heat. Stir in the flour and cook for 1-2 minutes until it is light golden brown and bubbly. Stir in the milk and continue to cook for about 5 minutes until the sauce thickens. Season the sauce with salt and pepper. Turn the heat to low and gradually stir in the cheese until it has all melted.

Meanwhile make the filling. In a large skillet brown the beef over medium high heat until well browned and cooked through. Drain off any excess fat.

Stir in the Worcestershire sauce, mustard, ketchup and dill relish. Season the beef mixture with salt and pepper to taste. Stir the cheese sauce into the beef mixture until well combined.

Place the potato shells on a baking sheet. Fill each shell with the beef/cheese mixture.
Top with ½ of a cheese slice.

Bake in a 350 degree oven for 45 minutes, until brown and bubbly.

Serve with a nice side salad and you have a perfect dinner.

The filling really does taste like a cheeseburger, and the homemade cheese sauce is sooooo good.

I loved the baked potato but you could easily spoon the mixture over a toasted bun and it would be just as good.



Recipe adapted from Key Ingredient

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