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Chili Baked Potatoes


Chili baked potatoes is one dish you should not miss. One of the main benefits of potatoes is the fact they go well with different kinds of foods. Among them you can find the chili. It may be surprising to some people how well the potatoes can taste when mixed with some chili. What is so special about this recipe? Cooking the meal is a very simple matter. The time to prepare it is just a measly 15 minutes, it requires very few ingredients and is appealing to almost any palate.


As you try the chili baked potatoes you will know how the savor of the chili can merge with the mild flavor of the potatoes to create an exciting delicacy. The recipe by itself is not complex but as usual you need to pay attention to certain details to make sure that everything goes smoothly.


Here is the recipe below:


Preparation Time: 15 minutes

Cooking Time: 1 hour and 40 minutes

Servings: 4


Ingredients:

  • 4 large sized potatoes
  • 1 (15 ounces) can of chili beans (do not drain)
  • 1/4 cup of grated Parmesan cheese
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • sour cream (for topping)

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven at 375 degrees Fahrenheit (191°C).

  2. Rinse the potatoes under running water, pierce the potatoes with a fork, about six or seven times, rub the potatoes with olive oil and season them with salt.

  3. Bake the potatoes about 1 hour and 30 minutes or until tender.

  4. With a knife, carefully open the potatoes.

  5. Meanwhile, heat the chili beans in a saucepan over medium heat until it's hot.

  6. When the chili beans are ready, just add them to the potatoes.

  7. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese, salt and pepper.

  8. Finally, add the sour cream on top.



As you start be aware that each of the 4 large potatoes represents a portion to be served so this recipe is basically a meal for four people. Do not forget to pierce the potatoes several times before you start baking them, that way they can get cooked faster and more evenly, plus when the salt is added it can integrate better with the them. As you open the can of chili, avoid draining the sauce as it is needed to add the spicy touch to the recipe. The amount of sour cream for the recipe is up to you, so go ahead and use it to your liking.


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