Everyday Mom's Meals: Anything Stuffed Is More Fun

Friday, October 9, 2015

Anything Stuffed Is More Fun

So many parents email me and ask how they can get their kids to eat more and be less picky when it comes supper time. As many of you know I have the world's most non-picky eater living in my house, but that doesn't mean I can't empathize and try to help these desperate mom and dads in any way I can.

One thing I've learned about kids is if you can find a way to combine two of their favorite dishes they do eat into one, new meal, you will be a rock star. Pizza Grilled Cheese. Chili Pasta. You gee idea. It's a sure fire way to know they will eat something new, because it is actually two old stand bys.

Another way to ensure kids will run to the supper table is to add the word "stuffed" to anything. For whatever reason, stuffed not only means fun but also yum!

And now I have a dish for you that takes both of these tips into a delicious one. Kids love tacos. Kids love potatoes. Kids love stuffed anything. May I introduce you to taco spuds. Yep, all the taco fixins you love stuffed inside a fluffy baked potato.

These make a terrific simple supper, or serve them "bar" style at your next party! Either way, your kids are going to flip for them!

Taco Spuds
1 lb. ground beef
4 large potatoes, baked
1 packet taco seasoning
2/3 c. water
Diced Tomatoes
Diced Green Onions
Shredded Taco Cheese
Other toppings
Salt and Pepper to taste

In a large skillet skillet brown beef. Season with salt and pepper. Drain if necessary. Add taco seasoning and water. Stir to combine. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until slightly thickened. Cut potatoes open and gently squeeze to make opening. Fill with taco meat and add desired toppings.

Shared at Weekend Potluck

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