So really, there was only one thing to do. I baked the potato, and then scooped out the insides and mashed them with some butter and a little cream (and if you want to be more angelic than I, half and half would work just fine.) Once I had the potato insides at mashed potato consistency, I mixed in some cooked ground beef and some shredded cheddar.
Then I smushed the mashed potato mixture back into the potato skins. Now at this point, you can go one of two ways with the cheese. If you like it all nice and melty, you can sprinkle the tops of the potatoes with cheese, run them through the microwave for a minute or so until it melts, and then add the rest of the toppings. If you don’t feel strongly about melted cheese, proceed directly to the toppings, which I did like so:
1. Tucked a few pieces of lettuce into the mashed potato part
2. Spooned on a generous amount of ground beef
3. Scattered on some chopped cherry tomatoes
4. Sprinkled with shredded cheddar cheese
5. Added a few pieces of sliced shallots
6. Topped the whole thing off with a spoonful of dill pickle relish
And voila! Cheeseburger Baked Potato! Now, I know cheeseburger toppings are a very personal thing, so feel free to mix things up topping wise…just don’t skip the mashed potato part, whatever you do. Aside from that essential step, improvise away!
And now that I have made taco and cheeseburger potatoes, my head is absolutely spinning with future possibilities, so stay tuned to this channel…