Chili Cheese Potato Skins Recipe
- 10 medium baking potatoes
- 2 cups oil for frying, or as needed
- 1/4 cup margarine
- salt to taste
- 1 pound ground beef
- 1 (1.25 ounce) package chili seasoning mix
- 1 pound processed cheese food, cubed
- chili powder to taste
step 1: In a microwave, cook potatoes on high heat until soft, 15 to 20 minutes. Turn and rearrange potatoes for even cooking every few minutes.
step 2: Heat oil in a large, heavy skillet or deep-fryer to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Cut potatoes in half lengthwise, and scoop out center of potatoes, leaving about 1/4 inch on the skins. Place scooped out potato in a medium bowl, and mash together with margarine and salt. Set aside.
step 3: Fry skins in the hot oil, turning occasionally until golden brown, about 5 minutes. Drain on paper towels.
step 4: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Place ground beef in a large skillet, and cook over medium-high heat until evenly brown; drain. Mix in chili seasoning and processed cheese. Cook and stir until cheese is melted.
step 5: Stuff potato skins with the ground beef mixture, and top with mashed potato mixture. Sprinkle the tops with chili powder. Arrange stuffed skins in a single layer on a large baking sheet, and bake in the preheated oven 15 minutes, or until mashed potatoes are lightly browned.