Bacon. Onion. Cheese. Potato. Taco meat.
The combination of these five ingredients
They are really more like an appetizer...but if you prefer a smaller meal or something extra on the side...this is just the recipe for you!
Remember the Potato Candy I posted earlier? (You can find the recipe in Desserts on the side bar) That's what I sometimes make with the left over potato....or add it to soups, or casseroles, or mash potatoes the next night. The uses are endless!
I found this recipe in the Gooseberry Patch Magic of Christmas cookbook
Southwest Potato Skins
Makes 12 potato skins
1 lb ground beef
1/2 cup onion, chopped
1 t. salt
1 t pepper
1 1/4 oz pkg taco seasoning
2 12-oz pkgs shredded Cheddar cheese
12-oz pkg shredded Mozzarella cheese
Garnish: chives, bacon bits and sour cream
Bake potatoes at 450 degrees for one hour, or until potatoes are tender.
Cut in half lengthwise and scoop out center of each potato, leaving 1/4 inch around edges. Save centers of potatoes for another recipe. (I would show you a pic of this step, but because the potatoes were so small, it looked more like a butchering than a scooping!)
In a large skillet, brown ground beef with onion, salt and pepper; drain. Add taco seasoning and simmer.
My chives didn't make it home from the grocery store (they must still be sitting all lonely.... in a bag.... on the turn-a-round by the register) and I'm not a big fan of sour cream. (Yes, my kids think I'm weird!) But loaded with bacon bits....yeah! And a few cheesy tortillas on the side.....Wooo Hooo! That sure made for some good eatin'!!!