Before I continue I've got to pass along what one of my favorites (EPC) had to say about this dish:
No one turns down a twice-baked potato.
And she's so right! I ended up using this recipe for Loaded Twice-Baked Potatoes but added a few goodies of my own. It's definitely worth passing along for a simple, satisfying, and somewhat "cool" meal to prepare on a hot summer afternoon.
Twice-Baked Potatoes (via Disneyfamily.com)
|4 medium russet potatoes|
|8 ounces 90%-lean ground beef|
|1 cup broccoli florets , finely chopped|
|1 cup water|
|1 1/2 cup reduced-fat Cheddar cheese , divided|
|3/4 cup reduced-fat sour cream|
|1 teaspoon salt|
|1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper|
|3 scallions , sliced|
1 Tbsp butter
1. Pierce potatoes all over with a fork. Place in the microwave and cook at 50% power, turning once or twice, until the potatoes are soft, about 20 minutes. (Or, use the "potato setting" on your microwave and cook according to the manufacturer's instructions.)
3. Carefully cut off the top third of the cooked potatoes; reserve the tops for another use. Scoop the insides out into a medium bowl. Place the potato shells in a small baking dish. Add 1/2 cup Cheddar, sour cream, butter, salt and pepper to the potato insides and mash with a fork or potato masher. Add scallions and the potato mixture to the broccoli and meat; stir to combine.
4. Evenly divide the potato mixture among the potato shells and top with the remaining 1/2 cup cheese.
5. Microwave on high until the filling is hot and the cheese is melted, 2 to 4 minutes.
Do you see how you can just use the microwave? Brilliant! And now I am going to play around the rest of the Disney Family site that I just discovered typing this post!