Mexican-Style Beef Baked Potato
  • 25 to 30 minutes
  • Makes 4 servings.
  • Quick Fix

Mexican-Style Beef Sausage Baked Potatoes

Ingredients

  • 1 recipe Mexican-Style Beef Sausage (recipe follows)
  • 1/2 cup salsa
  • 2 cups frozen Southwestern vegetable blend, thawed
  • 4 hot baked medium russet potatoes
  • 1/2 cup crumbled Cotija cheese
  • Toppings: salsa, chopped avocado, guacamole, finely sliced lettuce, chopped tomato, chopped fresh cilantro leaves, sour cream

Instructions

  • 1. Prepare Mexican-Style Beef Sausage.  Stir in salsa until beef is moistened.  Add vegetable blend; cook until vegetables are heated through. 

    Mexican-Style Beef Sausage:  Combine 1 pound Ground Beef (93% or leaner), 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar, 1-1/2 teaspoons dried oregano leaves, 1-1/2 teaspoons smoked paprika, 1-1/2 teaspoons chili powder, 1 teaspoon garlic powder, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon chipotle chili powder in large mixing bowl mixing lightly but thoroughly.  Heat large nonstick skillet over medium heat until hot.  Add sausage mixture; cook 8 to 10 minutes, breaking into 1/2-inch crumbles and stirring occasionally.

  • 2. Cut slits lengthwise in potatoes; open and fluff potatoes with fork.  Divide sausage mixture evenly among potatoes.  Top with cheese and additional toppings, if desired. 


  • Test Kitchen Tips Cooking times are for fresh or thoroughly thawed ground beef. Ground beef should be cooked to an internal temperature of 160°F. Color is not a reliable indicator of ground beef doneness.
    Cotija cheese is a hard, cow's milk cheese that originated in Mexico.  You may substitute feta cheese for Cotija cheese.