6.16.2009

Loaded Baked Potato and BSI Winner


The winner of the BSI Watermelon challenge goes to girlichef for her fabulous entry of the Minty Watermelon Margaritas! I loved everyone's recipes so much I want to make all of them! Thanks for putting your recipes in, this was a lot of fun!

Weekend Cook with Watermelon Pico de Gallo

Bread + Butter with Watermelon Vinaigrette

Girlchef with Minty Watermelon Margaritas

One Perfect Bite with Watermelon and Watercress Salad with Ginger

Biggest Diabetic Loser with Watermelon BBQ Sauce

Plentiful Plants with Watermelon Ice Cream

Gayle with Ginger Watermelon Granita

5 Star Foodie with Coriander Grilled Chicken and Watermelon Salad with Ginger- Lemongrass Dressing



I picked up these fun little prizes at World Market for girlchef. I just love that store! Along with these items I am also giving away a lifetime supply of watermelon! Kidding!!



Doesn't a loaded baked potato just hit the spot sometimes!



I tried to go a little lower in fat than the traditional loaded baker.

This is what I used:
  • 4 large potatoes
  • 1/2 lb lean ground beef
  • 1 15 oz can pinto beans, drained
  • 1/2 cup fire-roasted tomatoes
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 4 oz can fire-roasted green chilies
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp white pepper
  • light sour cream
  • cheddar cheese
  • sliced olives
Makes 4 Loaded Baked Potatoes



Pierce 4 large potatoes several times and rub a little oil over the skin. Wrap in foil and place in a 425 degree oven for about an hour. Or, cheat like I did and throw them in the microwave!

Brown the ground beef. Add the beans, tomatoes, chilies, garlic and spices. Allow this to simmer for about 10 minutes. Slice potatoes open and top with this mixture of goodness.



Garnish with sour cream, cheese and olives and whatever other toppings you fancy.

Print recipe

~Mmm~

26 comments:

Cairo Typ0 said...

That margarita looks divine!! I'll take two pitchers please!! :D

Denise said...

I love fire roasted tomatoes...these look great.

Joyce said...

I have not had breakfast yet and I am so so hungry after seeing this photo. It sounds tasty and healthy.
Joyce

Ginger said...

I am moving on quick from the muffins and thinking about lunch with a loaded baked potato! They do hit the spot.....

5 Star Foodie said...

Congrats to girlichef! Those margaritas were awesome! The loaded baked potato sounds excellent with all those goodies in it!

Cathy said...

Loaded baked potatoes are my weakenss, especially when topped with all these goodies. Love this kind of meal.

Cathy said...

mmmmmm - I love baked potatoes loaded up with toppings! My favourite is a cream sauce with tuna and broccoli - not your normal toppings, but so tasty.

girlichef said...

That potato looks freakin' amazing!! I.WANT.ONE.NOW. Thanks so much for choosing me as the winner...such cute prizes- can't wait!!! :D

Mary said...

Now that's a loaded potato. As a matter of fact it redefines loaded potato :-).

Randi Troxell said...

oooh that looks sooo good and i love baked potatoes anyhow!

biz319 said...

Congrats to the winner!

Love loaded baked potatoes!

Pam said...

Now that's a tasty looking baked potato. A delicious and filling meal on it's own.

Molly said...

Congratulations to girlchef! I'm bookmarking these recipes so I can come back and try them all when I'm up to my eyeballs in watermelon. :)

Yessssss a baked potato sounds wonderful. (I planted 16 hills of potatoes so I should start stockpiling the potato recipes too!)

Susie said...

That looks and sounds delicious:-)

Jenn said...

Yay!! Congrats to Girlchef!!!

It's been a while since I've had a baked potato with all the mix-ins. Mmm...I wish i had some potatoes right now.

Katy ~ said...

I love a loaded baked potato, and yours looks as if it could feed a small community it has so many delicious ingredients. Big YUM YUM!

Jessica said...

Congrats to girlchef! Would you please post who the torch is being passed onto?

Kristin said...

Yummmmm. I pretty much love a baked potato loaded with anything.

Liz said...

Hi! I just found out your blog, which I like very much, and I like this recipe, very complet!

Michelle @ Find Your Balance said...

Whoa! That is one loaded potato. My stomach just growled.

Pam said...

Yes loaded baked potatoes are fabulous. A whole little meal all to itself!

teresa said...

Now that's how you eat a tater!

Selba said...

What a fantastic loaded baked potato!

MaRiN said...

Ooooo, that looks tasty! I love a loaded potatoe.

doggybloggy said...

man o man - someone needs to make sure I can walk out of here as me.....

Reeni♥ said...

Yay for girlichef and her delicious margaritas! These potatoes look awesome!! A meal all on their own.

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