Friday, April 13, 2012

Lighter Loaded Potato Skins

The hubby and I loved it, the kids didn't, they aren't fans of ground turkey. I'll try it again with beef or chicken. Probably beef.








Turkey Chili Loaded Baked Potato Skins
Original recipe and source: Loaded Turkey Santa Fe Baked Potato Skins 

6 russet potatoes, washed, scrubbed and dried

For the filling:
1/2 lb lean ground turkey
1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
1/2 cup frozen corn
1 jalapeno, chopped fine
1 can Rotel tomatoes with green chiles
1 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons chopped onion
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon ancho chili powder
salt and pepper to taste

For the topping:
shredded cheddar or Mexican blend cheese
1/4 cup chopped scallions
sour cream or Greek yogurt

Pierce the potato with a fork in a few places. In a microwave safe dish cook on high about 5 minutes per potato. When finished, allow the potatoes to cool, enough so you can handle them. Cut potatoes in half lengthwise. Scoop out the center of the potatoes leaving about 1/4-inch thick wall.

In a large skillet brown the turkey. When the turkey is browned, add onion, garlic, black beans, jalapeno, tomatoes, ancho chili powder and cumin. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Mix well and simmer on low, covered, for about 30 minutes. 
Remove lid, add corn and simmer an additional 5-10 minutes or until all the liquid reduces.
Heat  oven to 450° F. Place the potatoes on a foil lined baking sheet. Season with salt and pepper and bake skins for 10 minutes.

Remove from the oven, fill the potato cavity with meat filling. Top with shredded cheese and bake until cheese is melted about five minutes.
Top with sour cream and scallions and serve.



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46 comments:

  1. I love potato skins light, loaded and anywhere in between. I feel very American when I eat them. These look great.

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  2. It looks amazing!Pity your kids did not like it:)Hugs from Greece!

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  3. I think a lighter version of loaded potato skins is great. Its one of those appetizers that you suck down in an instant being a bit lighter just lightens the load.

    Thanks for the great idea.

    Velva

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  4. This looks so colorful and appetizing! I like the black beans + corn combo, too.
    ~Judy

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  5. What time should I be there? Yummy!

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  6. Ran over to see this, Carol! lol I love me some potato skins! Looks yummy!....hugs...Debbie

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  7. This is FABULOUS Carol. Must make these! Have a wonderful weekend.

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  8. I just made for the first time potato skins but did not use meat! I'm sure my hubby would love these! Enjoy your weekend!

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  9. This looks delicious! What a great variation on baked potatoes.

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  10. We love loaded baked potatoes and will love adding the meat to them. I like that its your whole meal in one nice package.

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  11. The potato skins sound delicious. I go to a restaurant that serves turkey chili. If it didn't say it was turkey on the menu, I think people would think they were eating beef.

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  12. Sounds like a great dinner to me! Happy Weekend:@)

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  13. Love potato skins! A perfect weekend dinner or snack.

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  14. I tried potato skins for the first time when I was in the States and loved them! These ones look delicious Carol and it is better for you two that your kids didn't like them. You got to ate them all by yourselves! Not many times does this happen to our home and believe me when it does happen I am very happy!

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  15. Yum, my favorite kind of food! I'm not crazy about ground turkey, but I know it is good for me so I keep trying. It looks like this chili has lots of good flavors going on but I'll probably join the kids and vote for beef instead of turkey. Great idea to fill potato skins this way, Carol.

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  16. I have never had a loaded tater skin..yes, how can that be...but those look good

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  17. These look really good! I love potato skins and lighter is always a good idea!

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  18. I have never made any stuffed potato skins...what a miss! These look fabulous!

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  19. Looks yummy. We don't get a lot of turkey here so I think it will have to be chicken.

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  20. I've eaten potato skins at restaurants bur haven't made them at home. They sound fairly easy and like something I could do. Thank you Carol.

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  21. These sound so good! I'll bet we'd like them best with shredded chicken.

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  22. I'm always looking for recipes with black beans and this sounds perfect.

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  23. Those looks for fresh and tasty. very nice.

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  24. I make potato skins, but never with meat. Excellent picture Carol!

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  25. lovely & delicious...want to taste it right now..;P
    Tasty Appetite

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  26. I like ground turkey, Carol, so I'd grab a couple of your delicious looking stuffed potaoes and be very happy!

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  27. I love loaded potato skins!! I NEED to make these :-)

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  28. Oh yes. Save one for me. These look awesome. And easy. I'm not a huge fan of ground turkey so I'd likely use beef or lamb but all the other flavors sounds wonderful. Hummm, maybe a bit of cilantro.

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  29. Oh boy, does that look good! Dinner all wrapped up in a potato skin. Great recipe, Carol!

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  30. I love 'loaded' potato skins and wouldn't even miss the meat but the chili flavors sound wonderful!

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  31. Your potato skins look delicious, Carol. Looks like a whole meal in one dish. I would love them. Thanks again for sharing another great recipe. I wish you a wonderful week ahead.

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  32. I have a feeling those would be a huge hit in my house. They look excellent!

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  33. Loaded potato skins are so tasty and I love how you've lightened them up here!

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  34. This is a favorite in our house Carol. We have meat eaters, a vegetarian and a gluten free in our house, so a recipe like this (made with meatless chili) ticks all of the boxes. Have a wonderful week!
    ♥, Susan

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  35. Love those! Tried 2x baked potatoes on the grill last night!

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  36. I love potato skins--these look so good! I may have to try them sans turkey. :)

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  37. I love potatoes and these look incredible!

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  38. Oh Carol, I love this kind of potato skin...especially when they come loaded :)
    Hope you are having a wonderful week!

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  39. These look delicious! I'm actually a fan of ground turkey; that's all we've had in the house since I was a kid. I could definitely seem myself making them!

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  40. Delicious! Zee and I love it loaded with sour cream!

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  41. These are so beautiful! They are added to my Must Try Recipes;thank you so much for sharing these beauties.
    Rita

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  42. I love potato skins, they are the best thing ever besides french fries

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  43. I would love this. Potatoes are so satisfying!

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  44. Oh those look so tasty. I'm surprised your kids could even tell it was turkey and not beef. Maybe try adding a dash of worcestershire to the turkey to replicate some of the "beefiness"? Either way, I love these just the way they are.

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