Anonymous in Toronto - I'm confused (doesn't take a lot to confuse me though)... what in this recipe cost 23 to make? The most expensive part of the recipe was the 8 oz of ground beef and I got 94% lean for 4.25 a pound. I loved using the mushrooms rather than stuffing the potatoes back in their jackets. Mushrooms are a wonderfully quiet taste that gives it that extra bit of texture. Thanks for the recipe. Pamrojo Atlanta GA
Good Survival Food I made these last night with some changes. First I baked the potatoes in the oven for 45 minutes because whenever I microwave potatoes they get a dry tough skin and I wanted them to be nice and crispy. Second I'm lactose intolerant so instead of sour cream I flavored them with minced garlic onion powder and chicken broth for moisture. They were pretty good but not spectacular. My SO said they made good survival food--an option to remember when you're snowed in and all you have is a sack of potatoes and a pound of ground beef and frozen veggies in the freezer (or a bottle of bacon bits if you're really unprepared). Since this recipe can be made with simple staples that keep well I'll file it away for the long stretch between December and March when it's tough to get to the grocery store.
Using a microwave isnt unhealthy its a means to cooking certain things it is WHAT you cook in the microwave that can be unhealthy. This was a great meal and the microwave made it way too easy and convenient if your in a hurry. My kids asked for seconds and it was an awesome way to get them to eat more veggies!
I agree with the person who used chicken broth to add some extra moisture. Plain non-fat yogurt is also a good thing to use when you need some extra moisture without fat and calories. Have not trie it but I would imagine black beans would be good in this for those who do not eat meat or for anyone really. This is a good way to eat the skin of the potato as I have read that is where so many of the nutrients are. I am curious if anyone has tried with sweet potatoes??? dottie Denver CO
I loved this recipe and my family wants them again! I served it with a side wedge salad. I even doubled the recipe but most of us only ate 1 potato because they're so filling. My only complaint was the filling was a bit dry but I added a dollop of extra sour cream on the top and that fixed it. There was also a lot of filling left but I put it in the refrigerator. Pros: Easy filling delicious