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Recipe: beef jerky baked potato skins

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beef jerky baked potato skins

Add a new spin to a tailgating favorite- anytime of the year. Baked sweet potato skins are topped with Beef Jerky pieces.


  • 1/3 cup dairy sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 3 small sweet poratos (about 6 inches long) cooked and cooled
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 3/4 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 3/4 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1/2 cup chopped peppered beef Jerky
  • 1/2 cup chopped jalapeño beef jerky
  • 1/4 cup sliced green onions


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Combine sour cream, lime juice, garlic powder, onion powder and smoked paprika in small bowl; mix until incorporated. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.
  3. Slice potatoes in half lengthwise. Hollow out each potato half using a spoon, leaving 1/4 thick shell. Save potato flesh for another use. Brush inside of potatoes with oil; season with salt and pepper, as desired. Place potatoes on shallow-rimmed baking sheet; bake in 400°F oven for 15 minutes or until golden brown.

    Cook's Tip: You may substitute 3 medium Russet (baking) potatoes for sweet potatoes.

  4. Meanwhile, mix cheeses with jerky in medium bowl. Fill potato skins with cheese mixture; bake 5 to 8 minutes or until cheese is bubbly. Top potato skins with sour cream mixture and green onions, as desired.

    Cook's Tip: You may substitute hickory smoked beef jerky for peppered beef jerky.

Nutrition information per serving: 263 Calories; 14.6g Total Fat; 6.7g Saturated Fat; 1.8g Polyunsaturated Fat; 3.5g Monounsaturated Fat; 0.2g Trans Fat; 59mg Cholesterol; 998mg Sodium; 278mg Potassium; 24g Total carbohydrate; 21g Protein; 1.6mg Iron; 0.4mg Niacin; 0.2mg Vitamin B6; 14.8mg Choline; 0.3mcg Vitamin B12; 1.2mg Zinc; 6.9mcg Selenium; 2.3g Fiber.