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Cheeseburger Stuffed Potatoes

Cheeseburger Stuffed Potatoes is the perfect hearty dinner for busy weeknights.

Course Main
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 6
Author Parenting.com

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Stir in the Worcestershire sauce, tomato paste, Parmesan cheese, 1/2 tsp salt, and pepper to taste. Cook another 5 minutes.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.