easy sloppy joe baked potatoes

Sloppy Joe Stuffed Potatoes

  • Author: Kate Morgan Jackson
  • Yield: 4


This easy and kid-friendly recipe for sloppy joe stuffed potatoes swaps out the usual bun for a hearty healthy baked potato. Fun and delicious!


  • 4 Idaho or Russet potatoes, scrubbed
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 medium onion, peeled
  • ½ pound ground beef
  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 8 ounce can tomato sauce
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 chopped scallion


  1. Pierce potatoes a few times with a fork and cook in microwave for 10 minutes or until tender.    Set aside to cool.
  2. Cut carrot and onion into chunks and pulse in food processor until finely chopped.
  3. Place beef in skillet over medium high heat and cook until just browned. Add carrot and onion and stir. Add vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, tomato sauce and tomato paste, stir and simmer for 10 minutes.
  4. Meantime, cut potatoes in half and scoop out insides, leaving about a ¼ inch shell.
  5. Roughly chop the scooped out potato and add to skillet.  Stir until combined and season to taste with salt and pepper.
  6. Divide beef mixture among potato shells – stuff them to overflowing! –  and sprinkle with scallions.  Serve at once.


You will probably have some leftover sloppy joe filling – it makes great leftovers warmed up an spooned over rice, tucked into a warmed tortilla or spooned over lettuce for a sloppy joe salad!