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Sloppy Joe Stuffed Potatoes

Sloppy Joe Stuffed Potatoes

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This easy and kid-friendly recipe for sloppy joe stuffed potatoes swaps out the usual bun for a hearty healthy baked potato. Fun and delicious!

One of my favorite suppers are baked potatoes stuffed with all varieties of things.  Taco filling, cheeseburger filling, even clam chowder filling – if there is a way to smoosh it into a baked potato, I’m gonna do it.

So it was only a matter of time before I worked my way towards filling up a warm and wonderful baked potato with a scrumptious, overflowing amount of sloppy joe mixture.

And I’m telling you true…the potato beats out the usual sloppy joe bun HANDS DOWN.  Ready to sloppy joe your baked potato?  Let’s make it!

The Southern husband was all kinds of excited about the prospect of having sloppy joe anything for supper.  And of course, so was the dog, who wholeheartedly believes every single night that whatever I happen to be making that evening is for dogs.

Which is why that dishtowel that I got for Christmas this year is one of my favorite gifties, because it is all kinds of true.

You gotta give dogs credit for their steadfast hopefulness.  It’s a good example for us humans, I think.

Here’s how to make sloppy joe baked potatoes!

Start with some nice good sized Idaho russet potatoes.  My favorite way to cook up a baked potato is in the microwave – you simply pierce them a few times with a knife, pop them in the oven, and about 10 or so minutes later you have perfectly cooked up potatoes.

And speaking of microwaves, I have to tell you about one of my new favorite purchases.  We wanted to get a microwave for the media room in the Carolina dream house (there is a lot of popcorn popping that goes on during our Friday night movie nights!) and after a bunch of prowling around, we ended up with this one.

How fun is that??  It feels like the kind of microwave you would have seen in the 50’s, if the 50’s had microwaves.  It comes in all different colors (including red, but I restrained myself) and it does all the things a regular microwave would do, but it’s just so CUTE!

Anyway, back at the sloppy joe, while the potatoes are cooking, you make the sloppy joe mixture the way you usually do – lots of ground beef mixed with onion and carrots and a quick and easy tomato sauce.

But then you make the magic happen by scooping out the inside of the baked potatoes, mixing the baked potato insides in with the sloppy joe and then stuffing the mixture back into the potatoes.

I like to fill mine to overflowing and even then you are going to have some sloppy joe mixture left over, which is a joyous thing because if there is one thing that is as wonderful as sloppy joe stuffed potatoes, it is leftover sloppy joe mixture that you can do all kinds of fun things with – it makes great leftovers warmed up an spooned over rice, tucked into a warmed tortilla or spooned over lettuce for a sloppy joe salad!

I think my sloppy joe work is done here – go get sloppy!


Sloppy Joe Stuffed Potatoes

This easy and kid-friendly recipe for sloppy joe stuffed potatoes swaps out the usual bun for a hearty healthy baked potato. Fun and delicious!

  • Author: Kate Morgan Jackson
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stovetop, Microwave
  • Cuisine: American
  • 4 Idaho or Russet potatoes, scrubbed
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 medium sweet onion, peeled
  • ½ pound ground beef
  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 8 ounce can tomato sauce
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 chopped scallion

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  1. Pierce potatoes a few times with a fork and cook in microwave for 10 minutes or until tender.    Set aside to cool.
  2. Cut carrot and onion into chunks and pulse in food processor until finely chopped.
  3. Place beef in skillet over medium high heat and cook until just browned. Add carrot and onion and stir. Add vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, tomato sauce and tomato paste, stir and simmer for 10 minutes.
  4. Meantime, cut potatoes in half and scoop out insides, leaving about a ¼ inch shell.
  5. Roughly chop the scooped out potato and add to skillet.  Stir until combined and season to taste with sea salt and pepper.
  6. Divide beef mixture among potato shells – stuff them to overflowing! –  and sprinkle with scallions.  Serve at once.


Need to add something to your kitchen equipment to make this recipe? Below are some of the items we used in the Framed Cooks kitchen to help cook this up. These are affiliate links to things we use and love, which helps to pay for all that bacon I keep buying!

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