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Cheeseburger Stuffed Potatoes is a HUGE hit at my house! The combination of potato and cheeseburger makes for a filling main dish or can be served as a side dish as well. I often make baked potatoes in my crockpot too! Some of my other favorites include Sour Cream & Chive Baked Potato if I want something that is simple.
This is a great game day recipe and it is perfect for tailgating! It is sure to be a crowd pleaser!
Cheeseburger Stuffed Potatoes
Cheeseburger Stuffed Potatoes is the perfect hearty dinner for busy weeknights.
- 3 large russet potatoes scrubbed
- 1 Tbsp olive oil
- 1 medium onion chopped
- 1/2 lb lean ground beef
- 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
- 1/4 cup tomato paste
- 3 Tbsp Parmesan cheese
- 1/2 tsp salt plus 1/4 tsp Pepper or to taste
- 2 Tbsp unsalted butter
- 6 slices American cheese
- Sour Cream
Preheat oven to 450°F. Prick potatoes several times with a fork and place them directly on oven rack. Bake until tender, 50 to 60 minutes.
While potatoes are baking, heat the oil in a deep skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and cook until slightly translucent, about 10 minutes. Add the beef, stirring to break it up, and cook about 5 minutes, until browned.
Stir in the Worcestershire sauce, tomato paste, Parmesan cheese, 1/2 tsp salt, and pepper to taste. Cook another 5 minutes.
Remove potatoes from oven and set aside until cool enough to handle. Cut them in half lengthwise and carefully scoop out the flesh into a mixing bowl, leaving some behind to keep the shells intact. Mash potatoes lightly, then mix in the butter, sour cream (To Taste), and 1/4 tsp salt. Set aside.
Fill each potato shell with about 2 Tbsp of the cooked hamburger mixture, then top with about 3 Tbsp of the potato mixture, mounding slightly. Top with a slice of American cheese and bake until melted, about 5 minutes. Serve immediately.