the frito baked potato

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By Tara Waites
from Dallas, TX

I found this at a local deli by my job. I loved it so much that I came home and recreated it. My family loves it too.

serves 6
prep time 30 Min
cook time 2 Hr
method Bake

Ingredients For the frito baked potato

  • 6 lg
    baking potatoes
  • 1 bag
    fritos
  • 1 c
    cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1/2 lb
    fajita beef
  • 1 lb
    ground beef
  • 1 can
    tomato paste
  • 1/2 c
    each: bell pepper & onion (diced)
  • 1 can
    tomatoes, canned and chopped, with liquid
  • 3 Tbsp
    masa (tamale flour)
  • 1 pkg
    chili seasoning
  • 1/4 c
    green onions (sliced)
  • 1/2 c
    each: sour cream & sliced pickled jalapenos
  • whipped butter

How To Make the frito baked potato

  • 1
    Wrap each potato in foil, place in a pan and bake at 375 for 2 hours or until center is soft. While the potatoes are baking. Make your chili...
  • 2
    In a dutch oven or large pot brown you Fajita beef (chopped it up 1st), onion, peppers and ground beef. Drain (but reserve a little for flavor. add to the meat the tomato paste, diced tomatoes, 2 cups of water and chili seasoning. Simmer for 30 minutes. Take the Masa and add it to the chili **add Cayenne or arbol pepper flakes if you want it spicy**
  • 3
    Once the potatoes are done, take one and spli it open. add butter, cheese (as much as you need), sour cream and Chili. Top with Frito's. Garnish with green onion and jalapenos (optional). Repeat for each potato.
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