MINCE FILLED POTATOES
Updated: Apr 21
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Serve these delicious mince beef filled potatoes with a green salad and you have one filling lunch! Super easy to make, you just need to ensure that when you scoop out the potato flesh you dont scoop to low and rapture the bottom of the potato. Potatoes eaten in moderation, they can be an excellent addition to your diet. They contain good amounts of fibre and nutrients. However, the way you prepare potatoes can make a big difference in terms of nutrition. This recipe is one of the healthy options.
In general potatoes are not a great food for anyone suffering from diabetics. Potatoes have high glycemic index which shows negative impact on your blood sugar levels. Eating lots of potato will raise the levels of blood sugar and insulin in your body.
Hope you enjoy
4 large potatoes
1 medium onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, chopped
600g minced beef
2 cups tomato pasta sauce
1 tablespoons tomato paste
125g can four bean mix, drained
1 cup of mozzarella cheese, grated
Salt & pepper
Pre heat oven 200C
Wash potatoes and pierce each once or twice with a skewer. Place in the oven dish and bake for 30mins. Remove and carefully cut each in half longways. Hold with a tissue if too hot. If the centre remains uncooked, return in the oven for a few mins only.
Set them aside. Add a tablespoon of olive oil in a frying pan and add the garlic and onion and stir until onion is softened. Add the mince beef and stir until cooked through. Add the tomato sauce and paste, salt and pepper. Mix well and set aside.
Place each of the potato halves on a paper lined oven tray.
There are two methods to use to remove the potato flesh. You can use a knife to outline the area you are going to scoop out or you can use a small spoon and begin removing the flesh. Ensure you leave a 1cm boarder all around, do not rapture through the skin.
Fill each potato half with 1 large spoonful of beef mince mixture, sprinkle mozzarella cheese. Return to the oven and allow the cheese to melt, remove immediately. Ready to be served.