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baked potatoes topped with chili

We’re making use of that leftover chili tonight–baked potatoes with all the fixings.

How does one bake a potato?

I like to scrub mine up, stab with a fork, coat with a little olive oil, sprinkle with salt and place them on a cookie sheet.  I bake them at 425 for an hour or so.  I just keep checking on them at the end until they are just right.  I don’t use aluminum foil and my potatoes turn out great!  Sometimes I don’t rub the skins with oil and salt, either, and they are still just great.  Really!!  Baked potatoes are just baked potatoes.  I love to eat the potato skins.

This is an inexpensive meal for us–a bag of potatoes $3, leftover chili (free), plus cheese or sour cream $1.  That’s affordable!  And tasty!

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About onlifeandbeans

I like to make the adventure taste good by cooking tasty, wholesome food. Most of what I've learned in cooking, I've picked up from cookbooks and lots of practice. (Thank you, Fannie Farmer, for the right start. ) I so appreciate cookbooks that tell how and why to do something; that's why I do the same for my readers. I want to know what is in my food. I want my family to sit down and share a meal together. I want our food to taste good. Home-cooking takes time, but it gives back rich dividends in budget minding, good health and familial love. One meal at a time.

3 responses »

  1. We love this one, too!

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    • One of my favorite meals is a Cajun Baked Potato. It’s a baked potato with crawfish etoufee on top. I thought it sounded so weird at first, but loved it. So when I saw this post I was willing to try it. I had leftover chili. But no potatoes. Next time!

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  2. Mom & I ate at the Buffalo Grill today. They had chili topped potatoes. I tried it, but probably would not have if I had not read your blog. Thanks, it was good.

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