Thursday, May 19, 2011

Thursday's Eats ~ Southwestern Twice-Baked Potatoes

I saw this recipe in the Atlanta Journal Constitution ~ and then modified it a bit to fit my tastes.  This would be a great side to barbecue chicken or a taco salad.  You could even just make it a light dinner, like we did.  Good flavor and the mashed potatoes make it taste like a comfort food. :)

Southwestern Twice-Baked Potatoes

2 tsp olive oil
1 tsp onion powder
1/2 cup canned black beans
1/2 cup frozen corn
4 medium sized baking potatoes
1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup shredded Mexican blend cheese
1/3 cup salsa
sliced avocado for garnish 

Wash and bake potatoes at 375* for 40 minutes or until soft. Set aside to cool.  Meanwhile, mix olive oil, beans, corn, and onion powder in a skillet over medium heat.  Cook until corn is soft.

Cut potatoes in half lengthwise. Carefully scoop out potato pulp, leaving 1/4 inch shell.  Mash potato pulp.  Stir in cooked black bean mixture, yogurt, garlic powder, salt, pepper, cheese and salsa.  Place potato skins on rimmed baking sheet.  Spoon potato mixture into shells.  
Bake at 425* for 20 minutes or until lightly browned.  Garnish with avocado.

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1 comment:

  1. I need to save this recipe for a "Meatless Monday". Yummy!